Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Gameplay Trailer Released

By Published December 04, 2015 at 5:17 am

Ongoing space-sim development project Star Citizen has received its latest trailer, teasing live gameplay footage from its Alpha 2.0 release. The Alpha 2.0 version is currently only available to a select group of backers; GamersNexus expects to have access in the near future, at which time our team will begin analysis, benchmarking, and gameplay capture.

The trailer emphasizes that all contained footage is from in-game sessions, though Alpha 2.0 is known to be a “true” alpha at this point – that is, buggy and in the process of bug-fixes. During its two-minute period, the official CIG video reveals airlocks with smoke FX, volumetric lighting, particle effects, high-resolution shadows, ambient occlusion, and other graphics technologies that we’ve previously defined in game benchmarks.

View the trailer below:

The rest of our Star Citizen content, including in-depth interviews, can be found here. Our YouTube playlist with 31+ in-depth videos can be found here.

For our regular readers, unrelated to this content, a quick note: We’re running lighter content through Tuesday, at which point we’ve got a few cool, new component reviews we’re posting. Until that point, it’s all hands on benchmarking (and some time off, even!).

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Last modified on December 04, 2015 at 5:17 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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