Star Citizen replace 3.17.2 launches at the moment, introducing a number of adjustments to the formidable, long-gestating house sim, together with a brand new automobile, further missions and dynamic occasions, and servers that may now host twice the quantity of gamers.
Beforehand, Star Citizen might carry 50 gamers to a server, however the brand new replace doubles that quantity to 100. It brings the house buying and selling and fight sim nearer to its unique imaginative and prescient — an enormous, populated galaxy the place you may barter and struggle with myriad different gamers — in addition to including better alternatives for large-scale battles and races. Developer Cloud Imperium ultimately desires to mesh Star Citizen’s servers collectively, creating a completely interconnected star system, and that is positively brings the sport nearer to that aim.
The brand new replace additionally introduces Siege of Orison, a brand new dynamic occasion, whereby gamers should get rid of a collection of lieutenants from the 9 Tails faction earlier than lastly confronting the chief. The supply and courier missions even have a brand new strand within the type of unlawful deliveries, which provide better rewards however with the elevated threat of being confronted by safety forces, or ambushed by rival crooks. As a countermeasure, the brand new Anvil Centurion is a ground-based anti-aircraft automobile, and there are additionally some new, derelict outposts to discover should you fancy grabbing loot the safer method.
NPCs even have improved intelligence by way of the brand new planetary navigation system, which allows them to extra neatly and successfully discover their method round tough terrain, one thing which Cloud Imperium says “will function the inspiration for future content material deliberate for Star Citizen”.
Even after ten years, Star Citizen has potential, however with the speedy updates to No Man’s Sky and Bethesda’s personal house RPG Starfield on the best way, it’s dealing with some excessive competitors within the space-sim style. You will discover out extra about Star Citizen, in addition to a few of its rivals, in our information to the most effective house video games.