Last week was out of this world with the reveal of the Banu and their role in the universe. On top of learning more about the Banu, we revealed their newest spacecraft: the Banu Defender. In last week’s ATV, we shared the spec, design, and took a dive into the Banu lore with Lead Writer Dave Haddock and Senior Writer Will Weissbaum. Learn more about the Banu and their integral part of the Star Citizen universe here.
We’ve also introduced new reward levels to our existing referral program and kicked off a limited time contest to get everyone pumped for Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 and Gamescom. We’ve heard a lot of excellent feedback over the weekend that we are working on further updates; stay tuned!
So what’s going on this week?
Today’s Citizens of the Stars has Jared Huckaby talking with Tirent, co-founder of the Star Citizen Competitive League, a massive Star Marine tournament that was broadcast live on Twitch.tv with over 55 teams that signed up! Then, I sit down with Mark Abent, Senior Gameplay Engineer and host of “Bugsmashers!” for this week’s Quantum Questions. Will Brian Chambers be knocked down from being Quantum Champion? Only one way to find out!
Tuesday is a new Subscribers Town Hall featuring the Banu! Join Jared Huckaby, writers Dave Haddock and William Weissbaum, and ship designer Jonny Jacivious as they take questions from subscribers about the Banu and other alien races found within the Star Citizen universe. Also if you are a Subscriber, this is your last chance to get your question submitted or upvote the ones you want to be asked by visiting the Subscriber’s section on Spectrum here.
On Wednesday, our bi-weekly show “Bugsmashers!” is back! Bug hunter extraordinaire Mark Abent tackles a bug in Single Player Arena Commander, where a player floats indefinitely out of his ship and into the verse if left idle at the start of the match. These episodes give detailed insight into the development process and is a must watch for those interested in the technical aspects of the Star Citizen.
This Thursday on Around the Verse is the Foundry 42 Frankfurt Studio Update! Brian Chambers shows off all the cool tech the team is working on to bring Star Citizen to life. Also included is a feature about our QA teams from around the globe and the never-ending work they do to verify changes, and report new bugs to our development team.
Every new concept sale brings with it our dedicated Questions and Answers post, and last week’s launch of the Banu Defender is no different. There’s a thread open in Spectrum now where you can not only submit your questions for consideration, but upvote on the ones you want us to answer most. Questions will be picked later this week, and a single, super-sized post will go up this Thursday.
Rounding out the end of the week is Happy Hour: Museum. Resident historian Ben Lesnick dives deep into the lore and history of the games that pave the way to Star Citizen.
That’s all from me, see you in the ‘Verse!
AKA Admiral Sloth