Today Cloud Imperium Games had a few reveals to make about its rising area simulator Star Citizen.
First of all, the Invictus Launch Week for this yr has been introduced, and it’ll occur between May 20 and May 31.
To mood expectations for these unfamiliar with the occasion, it has nothing to do with the “launch” of the game. It’s an in-lore vacation celebrating the army fleet.
This yr it’s labeled “2952” as a result of that’s the present yr within the in-game calendar. The position will even change to Crusader.
Perhaps probably the most thrilling half is that for the entire length of the occasion, the game might be free to download and play, and a rotation of ships might be made accessible to take pleasure in with out the requirement of any buy.
It’s the proper event to check the present full construct of the game (alpha 3.17) for your self in case you’re on the fence, or confused by conflicting stories.
The go to to the Javelin destroyer will return this yr, however we don’t know whether or not it’ll be expanded in any means in comparison with what we noticed final yr.
Below you’ll be able to see a teaser trailer and the calendar of flyable ships. Incidentally, the teaser gives a peek on the X-Wing-like RSI Scorpius, which may point out a flyable debut.
A second video additionally showcases the instruments created for builders to proceed to work on the game increasingly effectively.
In different Star Citizen information, the crowdfunding whole has not too long ago handed $455 million and it’s presently sitting on $455,854,385.
The variety of registered accounts has simply handed 3.7 million, and it’s at 3,718,976 in the meanwhile of this writing.
As standard, you must take into account that it’s recognized that not all of them are paying gamers. The quantity contains free accounts created for quite a lot of causes, together with Free Fly occasions.
A couple of months in the past, we bought an in depth take a look at what’s coming to Star Citizen with a number of panels hosted at CitizenCon.
If you’re questioning whether or not the game is definitely enjoyable to play, this can be a good place to start out. A star-studded single-player marketing campaign titled “Squadron 42” is in growth.
For the sake of full disclosure, do take into account that the creator of this text has been a Star Citizen backer because the unique Kickstarter marketing campaign a number of years in the past.