Star Citizen’s latest impressive video shows procedurally-generated planet bits

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:53 GMT

The latest trailer for Star Citizen is one impressive video, running in real-time.


Cloud Imperium has revealed another impressive facet of technology behind Star Citizen in a new trailer. The trailer, titled “From Pupil to Planet” puts the game’s procedurally-generated planet systems on full display, starting off with a crafted ship hangar on the planet’s surface, and going all the way back to space.

Everything is running in-game, in real-time, according to the trailer, though it does describe it was a work-in-progress prototype. The need for such a system came from the fact that it would be impossible to fit such well-detailed planets in memory, and so they rely on this technology in conjunction with a camera-based LOD approach.

Watch and marvel.

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