During Gamescom, Cloud Imperium Games founder Chris Roberts took to the stage to show off footage of Star Citizen‘s upcoming 3.0 alpha update.
If you’ve been patiently waiting for when Star Citizen will become an actual game, then 3.0 is it. The 50-minute gameplay demo below offers a look at several new features being added including missions, the planet system, planetary landing, and much more.
The demo offers a look at a single mission that sees two players heading off across the persistent galaxy to meet a contact on a distant planet.
If you don’t have 50 minutes spare, then I suggest you at least make time to watch from the 4-minute mark to around 15:00, as this section shows the players arriving at the planet, seamlessly entering the atmosphere, landing on the planet, taking off, and then finally arriving at their destination, with absolutely no loading screens. It’s impressive to say the least.
Star Citizen 3.0 should be out by the end of the year, according to Chris Roberts. Before this, update 2.5 and 2.6 will be released. 2.5 will expand on the persistent universe with new locations, weapons, clothing, and more, while update 2.6 will introduce Star Marine, the game’s first-person shooter module.