There's still not a lot to do in Star Citizen but thankfully there is now ridiculous technology to do it with. Face Over IP, for example - it's like voice chat (voice over IP) but it motion-captures your facial movements using a webcam and recreates them on a character in-game, in real-time. How fancy is that?!

Surely you can think of something fun to do with FOIP, like oh I don't know, making your own music video to David Bowie's Space Oddity...

That's right! Someone called AShogunNamedDavid has used Star Citizen's FOIP to make a whole music video for Bowie's iconic track. It's bizarre to begin with - the character pouts and looks constantly surprised, and doesn't quite appear to be in control of their mouth - but it's brilliant by the end. What eerily amazing work.

Meanwhile, Star Citizen's $200m, mammoth development lumbers on. It's still in alpha (version 3.3 recently launched) some six years after its Kickstarter campaign, and it still has no release date. The single-player game Squadron 42 is in a similar state, but we did get a juicy new trailer for it recently.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (53)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

More articles by Robert Purchese

Comments (53)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related