Just How Many Celebs Are In This Thing?!
Even if you are no more than a casual gamer, chances are you have at least heard of Star Citizen; the now infamous open-world, sci-fi video game that’s been in development for what seems like an eternity. Promising more scope, exploration and features than No Man’s Sky could even dream of, this Kickstarter phenomenon has been given more of a budget than some blockbuster films. Don’t believe us? You only need to check out the new trailer for its single player campaign (entitled Squadron 42) which revealed it’s star-studded cast.
According to an article on GameSpot –
Star Citizen’s crowdfunding effort has been immensely successful. By the latest count, it’s brought in more than $195 million. Some of that money has gone toward paying big-name actors to appear in the game’s Squadron 42 single-player mode. And now, developer Cloud Imperium Games has released an impressive new trailer showing many of the big names who are lending their likenesses and voices to the game.
The trailer, which was released at the Star Citizen fan event CitizenCon, shows celebrities like Gillian Anderson, Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, John Rhys Davies, Liam Cunningham, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Squadron 42, which bills itself as a “cinematic single-player adventure,” sees you playing as a rookie combat pilot. Along the way, you’ll come into contact with the characters played by all the celebrities in the trailer.
As you can see, many of the guest stars are icons of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an Academy Award winning leading man. Who knows if the game will ever actually see the light of day, but it would be nothing short of a tragedy if we never got to see the likes of Luke Skywalker, Gimli, Scully, Davos Seaworth and Jim Gordon on screen together!
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