After being teased for many, many weeks now, Star Citizen's rather massive Update 2.6.0 has now finally arrived! It brings with it the Star Marine module and FPS combat, Pirate Swarm as a new game mode in Arena Commander, a variety of bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as a whole host of other changes. If you're interested in all of the details, head on over to the official patch notes.
On the other hand, if you're just looking for a preview of the newly introduced FPS combat, you'll find a brief developer video down below. Do bear in mind that the footage you're going to be watching is from an earlier version, so expect some of the bugs and annoyances to be gone in the actual update. Anyway, here's the video:
When I first watched the video I expressed a lot of concerns about the gunplay and general movement, especially in regards to how clunky all of it feels, and as such I am incredibly glad to say that I was apparently wrong! While I haven't played it myself, the majority opinion is that the Star Marine module is actually pretty damn solid, even in this early of a state. A ton of stuff is missing, that much should be obvious, but it would seem that the core is a lot sturdier than what I gave it credit for!
And for those of you that don't really care about multiplayer shooters and instead prefer to explore the great unknown, here's a developer preview showcasing what sort of random nonsense you can get into with Update 2.6.0. Enjoy!