So, there aren’t many times when gaming news leaves me speechless and scratching my head, but this is one of those times.
If you’re sitting on $27,000 for that house or car payment, maybe you should consider blowing it on non-existent ships in a video game. Cloud Imperium Games have devised a new scheme to milk millions from the Star Citizen fanbase. That new scheme is the Legatus Pack. That Legatus Pack which comes with 117 ships and a further 163 extra bits and pieces-and costs $27,000.
Yep, you read that right. I’d tell you to click on the link for the Legatus Pack, but you’ll only be able to view the page if you’ve already spent $1,000 on the open-world space sim. Luckily for those with morbid curiosity, you see the contents of the Legatus Pack without spending $1,000, then head over to this forum page for a run-down.
There’s no hiding it, this is the most absurd thing CIG has ever done in terms of slapping a price tag on their game. From selling digital plots of land and ships, to selling access to incomplete assets, there’s just so many examples of why people criticize Star Citizen for its seemingly endless need for funding. Lumping it all together like this just makes it incredibly obvious as to how much money is being poured into this monster of feature creep. Star Citizen has raised nearly $200m from crowdfunding since it launched a Kickstarter in 2012.
If you’re looking for other Star Citizen news, check out the latest Around The Verse video that recaps development progress from the last few weeks on things like updating armor, polish on the UI and other aspects of the game.
So what do you think about this latest stunt by CIG? Let us know in the comments.