December was a release month as the Turbulent team was instrumental in getting 3.0 in your hands!
Finally released, the new RSI
Launcher replaces the CIG
Patcher that was previously used to distribute the game assets to your desktop for Star Citizen 2.6 and lower.
This release marks a major milestone for the team as the entire system that powers the launcher will allow us a direct integration path with the game where we will be now be able to open communication between your game sessions and the Spectrum client through integration points. This also opens the door for integrated anti-cheat sandboxing systems.
Getting the launcher in your hands as part of 3.0 has been our team’s main focus for while as multiple rounds of testing on multiple platforms have taken place to ensure the new delta patcher, UI, installer and application shell perform well in all supported machine types and versions.
3.0 release also marks the deployment of the launcher backend which provides a new and secure way to distribute game update notifications and asset authorization to backers.
A separate team was split from the main group to work on a new and updated Roadmap display engine for the producers at CIG
to use to update the community on the schedule and plans for the game. This new engine will allow the producers to create releases, place them in time and have feature cards on each to describe a feature of the game planned for a specific period.
We hope this new format will make the schedule updates more fun to read and will also help the teams produce more updates, as the backend systems provide more tools to update the schedule per feature card.
Our design team added life to the Tumbril Nova concept in December, fleshing out the first ground vehicle tank in the Star Citizen universe, inspired by 1980’s action figures.
This week is your last chance to pick up a Tumbril Nova
in the concept phase!
WELCOME TO STAR CITIZEN
Throughout December, the web team has been hard at work on the next iteration of the Star Citizen site. You can view a full report of our work on Welcome to SC in the January episode of ATV
! We are hoping to launch a first pass of this new iteration in the first month of the year.