Oldman, Anderson, Serkis In “Star Citizen” Game

Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Andy Serkis, Mark Strong, Ben Medelsohn, Harry Treadaway, Jack Huston and Mark Hamill are set to lead the star-studded cast of the upcoming major video game title “Star Citizen”. Rhona Mitra, John Rhys Davies, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Wu and Craig Fairbrass also star in the PC space simulator which is actually made up of two components.

While the full game is a massive multiplayer ongoing universe along the lines of others in this field such as “EVE Online,” this one also features a more traditional story-based single-player campaign element titled “Squadron 42” built on the CryEngine (the “Crysis” games) and with Oculus Rift support. All these cast members are a part of this ‘Squadron 42’ element which is dubbed the “spiritual successor to Wing Commander”.

The story is set in a 30th-century Milky Way and centers on the fictional United Empire of Earth, a galactic analogue of the late Roman Empire. A video about the game’s making including the various actors like Anderson, Oldman, Huston, Hamill and Strong performing mo-cap work is online, as is the finished version of a battle speech made by Oldman’s character. Check those out below: