The anniversary of Star Citizen is fast-approaching, and CIG aren’t sitting on their hands for it. To celebrate the game coming so far in the last year, CIG is coming up with a new scheme to let players and fans jump into the game head first.
Since the game entered production in 2011, it’s exploded in popularity. Cloud Imperium Games has currently raised $199,544,173 from 2,117,346 backers overall. We’re so close to that $200M mark that CIG can probably taste it. If you want to check out more details about the behind-the-scenes development on the game, check out the Around the Verse video series.
Starting next week, Star Citizen will run a free play event that will let anyone jump into the game and play for free. The event will start November 23 and will run through the 30th. During each of the days of the event, a different manufacturers ships will be free to use for all players. You can check out the full list of ships over at the official RSI site.
On November 23rd, Anvil Aerospace will run it’s Hornet line which includes various bombers and fighters. There’s also the Hurricane, Terrapin and Valkyrie available to test out.
On November 24th Roberts Space Industries will run for the day. The Aurora and Constellation lines of ships will be free to fly.
November 25th sees the release of Origin Jumpworks craft for free fly. Their racing lines and high-performance fighters will be up for grabs.
November 26th will bring Aegis Dynamics to the forefront. The specialized Avengers, like the heavily armed Avenger Titan, join other ships like the Gladius and Eclipse fighters to round out the free offerings that day.
Then on November 27th Drake Interplanetary will push out both starhips and ground vehicles for testing. We’ll get lines like the Dragonfly variants, the Herald and the Cutlass headline today. Freighters, fighters and more are all on offer.
The November 28th event covers various unknown alien manufacturers, with a focus on modified Vanduul craft and other hulls.
November 29th combines craft from Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern for single day of fun. The heavy industry focus on mining, freight and other economic pursuits dominates this day.
November 30th rounds out the week by bringing some of the smaller ship makers together on a single day. In all we’re getting ships and ground vehicles from Kruger, Argo, Tumbril and Consolidated Outland all on this one day. The Mustang and Cyclone variants headline the day, but there’s plenty more.
To see more Star Citizen news, check out some of the other Around the Verse videos, or maybe you want to see some more Squadron 42 gameplay. There’s also a bunch of new ships in development, specifically from Drake Interplanetary, Consolidated Outland and Anvil Aerospace. There’s new craft and variants like the Valkyrie and Kraken. Check those out over here.