Everyone has mixed feelings over No Man’s Sky. One side hoped it would deliver a compelling space journey experience while the other thought it would be Minecraft in space. While No Man’s Sky delivered on the latter, Star Citizen hopes to go the distance with an epic space journey.
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In the demonstration we were given an actual first look at planet exploration in Star Citizen. This goes from waking up in a space station to droping on another planet. The difference between this and No Man’s Sky is that the planets aren’t randomly generated instead have actual places that are developed to give users an experience that’s guaranteed to have a certain level of quality. On top of that Star Citizen has narrative added to give that extra incentive for players who wish to play for the story.
The cherry on the interstellar pie however has to be the added CO-OP gameplay. Players don’t have to second guess whether or not the feature is actually in the game, because it is and has shown to be something tangible.
Star Citizen is still developed but it’s planning on launching its first campaign story this year.