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Star Citizen Week in Review January 18-22 Written Friday 22nd of January 2016 at 04:58pm by Erris

Hello Citizens! Another week, another Star Citizen news Week in Review! This week didn’t have all that much news, but it’s still been a good week. The five most important news bits of the week are: Saitek...

Hello Citizens! Another week, another Star Citizen news Week in Review!

This week didn’t have all that much news, but it’s still been a good week.

The five most important news bits of the week are:

  1. Saitek Peripherals are almost done. Next week they look to open pre orders for the Low end joystick and keyboard, First run will be limited to 2000 which are signed by Chris Roberts and will be available only on RSI. After it will be available sometime later on 3rd party sites and Saitek themselves
  2. Insurance really doesn’t matter – three year insurance insures you for three years in play-time; ~26,000 hours of play
  3. Every single component / weapon will change as the component update gets rolled out
  4. Caterpillar has had a good amount of work done to it, Xi’an Scout is in final Greybox, Reliant is getting a final material pass, and the Sabre is very close
  5. After the SQ42 ships the BMM and carrack will become a top priority

Check out the full rundown below, or click on the links for the full articles!


10 for the Developers 3:

  • CIG learned a lot from the Constellation rework, which will help speed up the creation of other ships and variants.
  • Characters are built with accessories, not models, which allows a huge amount of variety in the characters.
  • There’s a set of 120 character heads that have been scanned and can be played around with to create unique heads for NPC’s.
  • There are clothing manufacturers similar to how there are ship manufacturers.
  • The amount of customizability for character creation is in the works, but hair and eyes will be rolled out soon TM

DevChat: Jan 11-14

  • Insurance really doesn’t matter – three year insurance insures you for three years in play-time; ~26,000 hours of play.
  • Every single component / weapon will change as the component update gets rolled out
  • There will be no underwater vehicles at launch.
  • A Reclaimer can turn a Connie to scrap on its own.
  • The Sabre comes with 4 s3 hardpoints.

Around the ‘Verse 2.15

  • Team members are converging on LA for a summit to plan out development for 2016.
  • Working on cleaning up frame-rate issues on the Constellation
  • Increasing Missile hitbox size to make them easier to shoot down
  • Work has begun on both the Esperia Prowler and the 890 Jump
  • Work continues on procedural planets
  • They’re working on Interdiction; pulling ships out of Quantum Drive.

Reverse the ‘Verse 78

  •  2.1.1b is on PTU as a Live candidate, if good it will pushed to Live later on today it features some additional performance improvements.
  • Xi’an Scout is back on sale in celebration for X-Files starting again this weekend
  • Summit is going on in LA currently to sync the teams for 2016 plans
  • Saitek Peripherals are almost done. Next week they look to open pre orders for the Low end joystick and keyboard, First run will be limited to 2000 which are signed by Christ Roberts and will be available only on RSI. After it will be available sometime later on 3rd party sites and Saitek themselves
  • Collectors box is in final sampling and should release in the summer
  • CIG are planning to be a Dragoncon this year as well as making the booth larger at Gamescom. They do not know the date of CitizenCon yet due to that being dependant on the venue
  • Next week is subscriber RtV on Wednesday with Sean Tracey
  • Cutlass will have a segment on AtV soon showing the progress on the rework so far
  • Hull series is not being worked on at this time as the same with the BMM and 890 Jump
  • Matt Sherman is working on a tech design for the 890 Jump, but it’s not modeling, rather bringing component layouts up to their new standard
  • Caterpillar has had a good amount of work done to it, Xi’an Scout is in final Greybox, Reliant is getting a final material pass, and the Sabre is very close
  • No price estimates on the Prowler or New corvette yet
  • Starfarer is NOT in the patch today
  • They’re still figuring out how to get owners of the Gemini a hangar Starfarer as the loaner system does not give the ability to see loaners in hangar.
  • After the SQ42 ships the BMM and carrack will become a top priority
  • Vanguard will feature proper shield health in the upcoming 2.1.1b patch later today
  • Insurance will be based off ingame time, not real time, a 6 month insurance is real life time E.g. January-June, but only runs as you play, not when you first buy the insurance so that if you wish to stop and come back later, nothing will have changed in regards to insurance time.

 

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