Star Citizen will not require a subscription not be free-to-play, it will will be available for a one-time purchase. And while players will be able to play in the Star Citizen universe for free, there will also be virtual items available for purchase with in-game credits so players can customize their ships and other items.
While the Kickstarter campaign ended late 2012, Chris Roberts' Cloud Imperium has kept on racking in donations through its official website and in the 7 months since the end of the Kickstarter has added an additional $12 million, for a total $14 million in funding.
With the $14 million unlock you’ve added Hibernation Mode to the game, allowing explorers to shut down their spacecraft in deep space and resume the game safely later. We will also be putting together a professional-quality “Behind the Scenes of Star Citizen” documentary and adding the much-discussed fourth land out option on Earth (city TBA.)
As previously revealed, the $15 million goal is next:
- Additional flyable ship class: escort carrier
- The Upgrade Handbook: an extra 42-page manual that walks players through the process of customizing and overclocking their ship systems! (PDF free to all backers before $15 million)
And now we’re excited to reveal the $16 million additions:
- Arena mode: The next generation of Wing Commander’s TrainSim allows pilots to test out their combat skills against friends or strangers in a simulation. Gain valuable combat experience without the downside of losing your ship in the game universe! Place bets on competitions across the galaxy.
- A laser pistol for every pledger before this point. Keep your ship safe from boarders with a pistol by your side.
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