So Star Citizen (the poster-child for feature creep, ludicrous crowd funding budgets, and “how on Earth are they going to pull this all off” player concern) does yet another thing really well and with unnerving levels of detail: ship damage.
Developer Cloud Imperium Games has uploaded a YouTube clip that shows some real-time damage caused by various projectile and beam-based weaponry as they blast holes into and chunks off a defenceless space ship. It’s really impressive and shows the level of detail they’re, ahem, shooting for insofar as a damage models go.
You can check it out for yourself after the jump. Star Citizen is supposed to be out in full sometime in 2016. Between now and then, however, you can expect various beta versions of the modular space sim to be made available to backers, such as the FPS mode. The last time we checked in on Star Citizen they had just cleared $63 million in crowd funding. They’re now about to hit $75 million. So they’ve basically raked in another $12 million since the end of November 2014.