The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics cards 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide

96

It Burns Brightly: Star Citizen 'Sizzle' Trailer

Top left. I'd recognise those pixels anywhere.

I have a theory about Star Citizen. I just watched the new trailer, a so-called ‘Sizzle Reel’, and was obviously impressed. Nothing about this game has been a graphical let-down. Not. One. Thing. Here’s my theory: it needs so many graphics that Chris Roberts has had to go back and borrow polygons from his old games. Seems like utter drivel nonsense idiocy, yeah? Well I tried out Wing Commander: Privateer last night and it looked all blurry and low-res, and not at all as I remember it. What other explanation can there be?

Okay, maybe there’s a second theory. That the game’s crowd-funding has been so successful and that earning millions of dollars per month has allowed in the creation of a game that looks genuinely glorious. And that the Cryengine, an engine built to make everything look phenomenally pretty, is pushing all this to the limit.

*snort*

Whatever. Sheeple.

This is the first game that’s made me worry about my PC being able to play it. The investment I made a few years ago in a powerful machine should see me clear to playing it at medium, but to get the most out of it I’m going to need a bigger monitor. And a bigger graphics card. And a bigger hard-drive.

  • Tagged with , .

    If you click our links to online stores and make a purchase we may receive a few pennies. Find more information here.

    Who am I?

    Craig Pearson

    Contributor

    More by me

    Support RPS and get an ad-free site, extra articles, and free stuff! Tell me more

    Comments

    Comments are now closed. Go have a lie down, Internet.

    Please enable Javascript to view comments.

    Latest videos