Welcome to some more Star Citizen, it’s April the First, April Fools OR in the Star Citizen Universe Trigger Fish AND CIG have a joke with Planet Tech V5 Flat Earth
We will also take a look at that BUT also some rumors for the game that have a least some chance of being real after as well.
So this years TriggerFish from CIG is Planet Tech V5 – The Flattening
Bringing our Flat Galaxy to Life
We’ve always prided ourselves on being at the forefront of technical innovation, but also, on including a degree of scientific accuracy that grounds Star Citizen’s sci-fi universe in the realm of the (somewhat) plausible. Planet Tech V5 marks a significant step forward on both the tech and accuracy fronts. Coming to the ‘verse in an upcoming Patch, all major orbital bodies will be adjusted to reflect a profound scientific truth that can be ignored no longer – flat planets & moons.
We’re so excited to finally share this plan with you. Yes, we know that we just came out with Planet Tech V4… but we don’t see this as feature creep. This is a key pillar of the game and is a crucial change. The team has been full steam ahead on this for quite some time and can’t wait to rid the ‘verse of the spherical inaccuracies that currently plague it. We know that this revelation may come as a shock to some fans and backers – the topic of planetary sphericity is hotly debated amongst the top scientific minds of our modern world- and while many of you may remain skeptical, we’re sure that in time you’ll come around and end up on our level.
The Flattening & You
We know a change this big can be intimidating and you may have questions about how V5 will change gameplay, lore, and everyday life in the ‘verse. To that end, please refer to the following potentially commonly posed queries:
Will I fall off the edge of a planet if I get too close?
Yes. Aside from being super accurate, scientifically, we think this has exciting gameplay implications. There might be a valuable item, lucrative mission, or intriguing point of interest out near the edge, but are you brave enough to risk the long fall in its pursuit? It’s what the developers refer to as a “risk/reward” situation, which promises to be very thrilling.
What about water? What happens to water when it reaches the edge of a planet?
Well, while most planets have been designed to alleviate this problem, we are considering adding a “great waterfall to nowhere” flowing mysteriously off the side of Hurston in a patch down the line.
How does atmosphere work on these flat planets?
Somewhat obviously, flat planet atmospheres are contained within magic domes.
How will this effect weather?
All “bad weather” within the domes is caused by stazix clouds, generated by bummer moods and negative vibes. Full systemic gameplay integration is planned for a later patch, but for now, you’ll come across randomly generated stazix clusters that will thoroughly harsh your buzz.
How will this effect gravity?
While we are all well aware that gravity is a lie created by ancient secret societies to control the masses, we are also aware that video games need physics. Therefore, “gravity” within the magic domes will be perceived as “normal”.
If I get to the top of a mountain, or really tall building, can I see all the way to the edge?
This depends on the size of the planet.
What’s underneath the planet? Can we walk on the underside?
If you can find a way to access the underbelly of a planet, traverse it at your own peril. The lizard people that dwell there don’t necessarily suffer visitors gladly. (Full Lizard People functionality to be added in a subsequent patch)
Do planets and moons still orbit?
Planets don’t orbit, they are fixed in place. This is stone cold science fact. So no, no more orbiting.
How will this effect spacetravel?
Spacetravel will of course, no longer be possible, as “outer space” is obviously a fallacy. Landings, however, will be much easier.
How will this impact the current lore?
All previous patches, history, characters, and backstory will be retconned, having existed only as an elaborate fantasy set within a snow globe depicting the Stanton system.
Like all major changes we make to the ‘verse, you can expect to be kept up to date with the latest progress the team has made with updates straight from the devs themselves. We can’t wait to share more.
Something that I have been bombarded with questions is over the last day of so… is the
Ares Ion/Inferno coming out with 3.9?
Not that I am aware of, it’s not impossible I suppose BUT I think unlikely. I think
However CIG do seem to be focusing on Crusader Ships at the moment especially with the Crusader Landing Zone Orison being worked on too, this should lead to a very refined pipeline with ships like the Mercury Star Runner Planned for 4.1 already and we have seen work on the Hercules Star Lifter.
Why is the Constellation Taurus Taking so long to release? There is a rumor that there is a possible light Rework to the Constellation at the same time… if this was the case I would expect a some of the interior to get updated (especially the area where the p-52 parks) and maybe them to remove some or all of the struts from the Cockpit.
New Origin Ship/Vehicle with 3.9?
There was a little teaser a few weeks ago that Origin were working on something new and it might have a slant towards exploration, survey or scanning (more precisely the Imperial Cartography Center were involved with whatever the project was and the ICC mission chain was where we had Tessa Bannister) It’s expected that we will see something straight to flyable for Alpha 3.9 as well so it’s very possible that these 2 things are one and the same.
It’s also possible that this will be a separate concept sale… as of the first quarter of 2020 there hasn’t been a NEW SHIP sale… normally they would of started Mid Feb with a Concept Historically.
And that’s it for today. I hope you have find some interesting April Fools or Trigger Fish fun today, I’ll be looking around over websites and trying to find some cool stuff.
Also Proxus at CIG has been Promoted to Director of Platform Operations at Austin, congratulations, he is someone that I had been friends with before he was an employee there and I have… what do the kids say mad respect of his skills and work ethic.