Star Citizen's first-person shooter segment Star Marine is finally nearly here, due to arrive with alpha update 2.6 on 8th December or thereabouts. And Cloud Imperium Games has released lots of new footage of it.

There's both a Star Marine gameplay preview video and a lengthy demonstration near the end of the two-hour anniversary Star Citizen stream.

The Star Marine videos show the two teams, Marines and Outlaws, fighting over computer terminals on board a space outpost. Guns fire bullets, despite the futuristic setting, sniff, and you aim down sights. Corridors and interiors are dark and dull, but battles outside in space provide more to look at. Nevertheless the action appears to offer little variation, although this is an early iteration and things will improve.

Star Marine provides a dedicated FPS game mode within Star Citizen, just like Arena Commander does flight combat. But both person-to-person and ship-to-ship combat will of course be part of the larger, combined, flagship Star Citizen persistent universe game.

Star Citizen is due to launch in full by the end of 2018.

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