Star Citizen is an open world space MMO currently in development. After raising nearly $150 million from Kickstarter, the game's scope has increased from its space sim origins to a full universe title.
From the ground up
Popular developer Chris Robert's original plan for Star Citizen was a small scale space simulator. Huge public interest and support lead to the game's scope increasing to include FPS elements, more ships and combat missions, resulting in plans for one of the largest games of all time. The game is now in development and is updated regularly (if slowly), consisting of a few sample levels and ships. From this small completed fragment, Star Citizen looks incredibly promising. Some of the best visuals around combine with highly engaging gameplay to create a universe which feels both real and limitless. Chris has claimed that he wants to make a universe without loading screens, a huge open world which has begun to come together. Despite this promising start, the game has a staggering amount of development ahead of it and requires a fairly large investment to play the few short hours completed already.
Star Citizen could become one of the most important games ever. In its current state it is little more than an alpha test, however, and should only be bought into by the most hardened fans of the genre.