The first three Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo posts have focused on the interiors of ships in Star Citizen which deliver luxurious flight experiences – the Constellation Phoenix, 600i and 890 Jump. But lets be honest, you won’t be finding swarms of luxury cruiseliners gracing the battlefield against the threat of pirates or a Vanduul army. Star Citizen features many combat-oriented ships of all sizes from the one-seater dogfighters to full on battleships. Today I will be focusing on The Hammerhead from in-game ship manufacturer Aegis Dynamics.
The Aegis Hammerhead is a large ship coming in at 115m in length and serves the role of a heavy gun ship. Supporting up to a maximum of nine crew members, the ship comes with six turrets to blast enemies from all directions. Its main quirk is that unlike virtually all other ships currently in-game, the bridge is located at the bottom of the ship rather than the front or top. On the other hand, the interior is much more militaristic and barebones, but supports easy movement around the ship should turrets need to be accessed at a moments notice. You can check out some screenshots from the interior of the ship below:
In development by Cloud Imperium Games and their studios across North America and Europe, Star Citizen is being helmed by Wing Commander (1990s) creator Chris Roberts. The game has currently been in a long-term alpha phase with no confirmed release date. Despite this, the studio has raised more than $250 million USD through on-going crowdfunding.
Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the upcoming Take That (In-Game) Snap article series. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.