As part of a live stream event earlier today, Chris Roberts has announced that the v2.0 beta for Star Citizen first person shooter module will be entering its first phase of beta testing with invites going out over the next several weeks.

In addition, Roberts spoke about what players can look forward to in v2.0:

  • 20+ random encounters
  • missions including research, exploration and more (3+ hours of missions alone)
  • ongoing battle between pirates and security forces
  • wreckage to scavenge
  • between 12 and 16 ships
  • party system and healing system
  • mission log and journal

You can listen to the entire three hour presentation and get a look at the in-game development footage, on the Star Citizen Twitch channel archive by clicking here.