Starfighter Inc is the latest in the slew of the crowdfunding entries in the space sim genre, following the footsteps of Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen.
What separates this one from the pack is it’s hardcore focus on “hard science” and PVP as their core game mechanics. As they put it, “Starfighter Inc. puts you in the cockpit of the future in a hard science-fiction based multiplayer space combat simulator for Windows PC, featuring hardcore shooter gameplay in the spirit of X-Wing vs. TIE-Fighter, but with unprecedented depth and sophistication. Starfighter Inc. combines the lethality and permadeath of Counter-Strike with the technical depth and customization of World of Warships. The key difference is that players operate a variety of nuclear-powered single and multi-crew fighters, reconnaissance ships, strike craft, and support ships, with weapons ranging from lasers, railguns, and missiles, to electronic and cyber warfare capabilities.”
It seems they’re a bit halfway past the mark on their KickStarter and it ends on April 17th. Although I worry the genre may be starting to get saturated with Elite, Star Citizen, HELLION and the likes, still, sounds sweet, count me in.
*Update: It’s funded! Seems like the game will drop with an ETA of April 2018!