Chris Robert's Cloud Imperium Games has released the highly anticipated dogfighting module for Star Citizen. Dubbed "Arena Commander," the first playable space sim portion of the game is an in-universe simulation within a simulation - like the TrainSim in Shotglass' bar. Backers of the Star Citizen crowd funding campaign can now head over to the Roberts Space Industries website, download and play a handful of single player modes including a free-flight mode and a gauntlet called "Vanduul Swarm." Multiplayer modes are available to a handful of lucky members. As the game servers stabilize and are stress tested the multiplayer modes will be available to more and more pilots. It's a hefty download though (12GB), so give yourself some time!
Arena Commander is published in the Star Citizen universe by Original Systems. You can read more about Original Systems here. It's a fun read that echoes the real life history of Chris Robert's time at Origin. This week's release has also shipped with a Wing Commander-esque in-fiction manual available here. For further info on how to use the mouse controls don't forget to check out the how-two vids below that feature the voice of our very own LOAF!