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Star Citizen ship explosions are some of the finest ever committed to space

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A really good space explosion is a multi-stage affair. First, arced lightning ripples between the ship’s components like electrical storms on the planets it’ll never land on again. Then a white-yellow blast pushes its way out from the vessel’s core, followed by another, and another. There’s a sickening pause while vital parts leak out into the void, before red, white and blue fireworks shoot in all directions, leaving a disintegrating, blackened husk in their wake.

That’s how it’ll happen in Star Citizen, anyway.

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Around the Verse talked to Cloud Imperium senior technical artist Matthew Intrieri, who described his work and that of senior VFX artist Sean Ellis - who was previously responsible for all of the particle and special effects in Crysis.

“So what Sean did here is he pre-visualised the progression of effects that are going to occur in the ships,” Intrieri explains. “And what we are doing is making these effects systemic. Which means we’re going to motivate the effects through the components of the ship. So literally in the video we have electrical feedback, we have small explosions, and then we have a wait, and then a KABOOM.”

And of course, there’ll be exploding inside the vessels too, thanks to Star Citizen’s multi-crew ships.

Did you know? Star Citizen funding has accelerated in recent months, despite the scrutiny the $90.5m project is under.

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Malind Avatar
2 Years ago

Wow that was some spectacular explosions... At least I wont mind being inside a ship like that when getting blown to bits ;)

Max Bacon Avatar
2 Years ago

Impressive work.

Like games usually put some effects and boom explosion, but Star Citizen the way systems take damage and impact other systems, the dynamic damage models, several small explosions leading to the final one that REKs everything and everyone inside... Is just one amazing level of detail that makes me love this game.

Only the multi crew ships on the 1.3 large map with other players will pay off what i invested on it! Unique game-play for me there!

This things is what makes me go tell people that claim this is a scam, a game and progress that doesn't exist... To just open their eyes. :)

TheMadGolemSC Avatar
2 Years ago

Impressive! Keep up the good work CIG! #notrepresentedbydsmart #DSisfullofBS #NoOneGivesTwoShitsAboutBlackKnights

Recluse Avatar
2 Years ago

And this is showing me money well spent, that was spectacular and well past my expect ions. Blew them away... Teeheee

Take your time Roberts!

Thumm05 Avatar
2 Years ago

What an awesome game!! You can see the love for detail, looks like the naysayer are going to be sad. The only scrutiny is from a few people that want this game to fail for personal reasons. GOOD JOB CIG. P.S. It's at $92.2m now!!!