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Star Citizen's Latest 'Calling All Devs' Talks Ship Features

Plus the Redeemer

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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A recent Calling All Devs video from Star Citizen featured Vehicle Director, John Crewe, as he looked at some ship features like ship docking, physicalized armor, and more.

Ship to ship docking is currently being looked at with regards to physics and animations. For example, when two ships merge, such as the Constellation and Merlin, the actual physics of it all are, as you can imagine, quite important to making sure it’s done properly. Additionally, a permissions system was discussed to prevent random docking.

Physicalized armor was next, with the team intending to roll this feature out in several stages. First, only a few ships will have this feature. Once they’ve iterated on this, they’ll get to work on other ships. Additionally, all ships will have SDFs generated for their shield bubbles.

The Redeemer was also discussed with the team discussing how to progress. As of this writing, the Redeemer is a gunship and has changed a bit from its initial concept. However, from a design perspective, it’s still pretty similar.

You can check out the full 20 minute video below:


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.