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Star Citizen and Kingdom Come studios enter into partnership to share tech secrets

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The developers behind Kickstarter successes Star Citizen and Kingdom Come: Deliverance are entering into an unofficial partnership that will allow both teams to share technical knowledge, Cloud Imperium head Chris Roberts confirmed on the official Star Citizen website.

The partnership began after Roberts saw the debut trailer for Kingdom Come, he writes, explaining how his interest in Kingdom Come's character creation system led to contacting the game's developers at Warhorse.

"Star Citizen doesn't need peasants and knights... but it does need a robust character creation system for the persistent universe," Roberts wrote. "And that technology is exactly what Warhorse is building for the CryEngine."

The studios now plan to share what they have learned from developing their games on the same games engine, Crytek's CryEngine.

"I've always said that independent developers should stick together, and the potential good for both games that can come from this unofficial partnership is proof positive!"

Kingdom Come was announced for PC and next-gen consoles last December. The game has since been approved for Sony and Microsoft platforms. The developer launched a Kingdom Come: Deliverance Kickstarter campaign last month with a £300,000 goal. The campaign concludes Feb. 20, with the total amount raised at the time of writing sitting at £1,047,205.

Cloud Imperium's space combat and exploration sim Star Citizen recently surpassed $38 million in funding.