Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Now Available to All Backers; Our Tests Forthcoming

By Published December 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Big news for Star Citizen fans: Alpha 2.0 is now available to all backers. This announcement comes on the heels of Star Citizen hitting a massive checkpoint, with Cloud Imperium Games now exceeding $100 million in crowdfunding. There are now more than one million backers -- or “citizens” -- and this CIG the Guinness World Record for “most crowd-funded project,” and game, in the world.

CIG CEO Chris Roberts said of Alpha 2.0, “it represents the first true slice of gameplay that includes much of what Star Citizen will bring to our fans.” This update will give backers many of the features Roberts has spent the last year toting.

Items included within the update can be found below:

  • EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) – drift out of your ship’s airlock and venture into the void of space and back

  • 20+ random encounters – combat and exploration (lost wrecks and abandoned space stations)

  • Quantum travel – travel in ships through the vastness of space at 0.2 the speed of light

  • New flyable ships including the Constellation, the Retaliator and the Vanguard.Large world tech – explore extremely large expanses of space seamlessly, without loading screens

  • Locations to explore:

  • One planet (Crusader)

  • Three moons

  • Three distinct space stations

  • One repair/restock station

  • Nine comm arrays

  • Wreckage to scavenge and never-ending battles in the Yela asteroid belt

  • …and much more

For those who have not been following our Star Citizen content on the site, you can find it here and our YouTube content here.

We’re in the process of benchmarking Alpha 2.0 this week.

Learn more at the official site.

- Keegan “HornetSting” Gallick.

Last modified on December 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm

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