Star Citizen alpha 2.0 looks incredible, is being played by backers

Some of the early backers of Star Citizen have been enjoying the huge alpha 2.0 upgrade.

@anthony256
Published Sat, Nov 21 2015 12:34 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

For the last month or so, the first 1000 or so backers of Star Citizen have been playing around with the alpha 2.0 of the game. Alpha 2.0 provides some big upgrades on the game, fixing countless problems, with improved animations, smoother performance and more.

The video above was shown off at the CitizenCon 2015 presentation last month, where we can see that the ship exploration is improved, and the graphics look much smoother, too. There seems to be some improved lighting and environmental effects, which I'm incredibly excited over. This is a game for the PC, something that simply couldn't be done at this scale on the consoles.

At four minutes into the video, Quantum Drive gets activated, and it gave me goosebumps. Awesome.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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