Free Download Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game for Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux in development by Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games. Free Download Star Citizen will consist of two main components: first person space combat and trading in an MMO-style Persistent Universe and modifiable, optionally cooperative private servers including a branching single player campaign known as Squadron 42. The game will feature Oculus Rift support. The development of Free Download Star Citizen started in 2011 on a modified version of the CryEngine 3 game engine. Star Citizen will support AMD’s Mantle graphics API. Free Download Star Citizen is being developed using a modular approach, with the first module (dubbed the “Hangar Module”) released August 29, 2013 in order to coincide with the game’s appearance at the 2013 Gamescom trade fair.
The initial alpha release of the Hangar Module allows backers of the project to explore their virtual ships from a 1st person perspective within CryEngine 3, later updated with the 4th generation CryEngine. Subsequent updates to the Hangar Module will include the ability to add upgrades and modifications to players’ ships and allow players to invite friends to their hangar. The module system is intended to be iterative in nature, with updated version of modules being released as and when additional functionality and content are finalized. Free Download Star Citizen will continue to develop after commercial release via a combination of emergent gameplay generated by players and new content which will be developed by Cloud Imperium Games on an ongoing basis. Players will also have the ability to command “persistent” ships and stations that will remain in the game even if they log out. Select “lawless planets” will feature ground based combat using infantry style weapons. Personal armaments can also be used to board disabled ships and stations.