The funniest thing is that we have 0 evidence this game is going to be fun to play in any capacity. Nevermind if it can be a fun FPS exploration racing space sim game. Nevermind the fact that they have to fit all this stuff together in a way that make sense and doesn't feel janky as fuck.
No, the only thing that's certain about star citizen is that they have very effective targeted marketing. They can coast on marketing alone forever too. "Oh no you guys, just you wait until the new module, this will change everything" is something I fully expect to hear 2 years from now still when people, way too invested, can't let go of a bloated game going nowhere.
I managed to try a little of Arena Commander when it was free and let me tell you that the combat is just fine on it's own. So space pew pew is fine already.
I think they're on Cryengine which if I remember some other MMO was also on and it did not fare well. Can't remember what name it had though.