A new tech demo of the improved StarEngine, developed by Cloud Imperium Games for Star Citizen and its upcoming SP module Squadron 42, has hit the web.
The awe-inspiring 24-minute video (below), showcasing the capabilities of the latest iteration of the StarEngine, was realized in a single shot, with no visible loading screens.
The improved technology from Cloud Imperium Games, which its developers call innovative, allows for, among other things, the generation of realistic-looking planets with different biomes that are devoid of artificial boundaries or barriers.
The tools also allow for the creation of fully interactive ships, densely populated cities with a developed communication network, as well as extensive undergrounds where fully simulated extraction of raw materials and minerals takes place.
The most important thing in all this, however, seem to be improvements in terms of physics, simulating the behavior of, among other things, the atmosphere of planets or elements such as fire or air.
Fantastic reception of the demo and expressions of support for the developers
The video showing the potential and capabilities of the improved StarEngine has aroused admiration of players, who overwhelmingly seem to support the latest efforts of the team from Cloud Imperium Games.
"It's incredible to see something like this in one continuous shot."
"Pure madness! Congratulations to all the people who are working on this project, it's crazy!"
In some commenters, the video even aroused sentiment concerning the path that Star Citizen developers have gone through over the years.
"This is simply amazing and a few tears were shed during this video!
Remember 10 years ago when a simple flip of the helmet got everyone in awe? Or when the Hornet landed for the first time? Now take a look at this!
Everyone involved can be really proud of a good job!"
"God, this vid made me shed tears many times. It's absolutely stunning work, it's amazing how far they've come. I prefer things that are done so decently and really with the players in mind than any of these rushed beta releases for AAA prices."