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Star Citizen

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Cloud Imperium Games
Release Date: 2014

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'Star Citizen' Free Fly Weekend Starts Today

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2018 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT

Star Citizen features high quality cutting-edge visuals and technology, a virtual world that is immersive and detailed, a sophisticated storyline that is wide in scope and visceral, heart-pounding space combat.

Star Citizen delivers the next generation of space flight simulation gaming, combining FPS (First Person Shooter) combat and persistent MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) gameplay to create a living, breathing first person universe capable of truly unlimited gameplay experiences. In addition, through the game's advanced Newtonian physics engine, Star Citizen enables players to experience an unparalleled space sim flying experience with ship control, performance and response calculated based on dozens of dynamically generated physics based variables.

Star Citizen will not require a subscription, and 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.

Starting just now and ending on August 27th at 11:59pm PST, it will be free for anyone to try out Star Citizen. We just announced this – players can sign up to download the game in advance here.

During this limited time, prospective Citizens will have a free chance to get into the ‘verse and take some of our ships and vehicles for a spin. Vehicles featured in the free fly include the Aegis Avenger Titan, Drake Cutlass Black, Drake Dragonfly, and the MISC Prospector, which was recently released in Star Citizen Alpha 3.2, and is the “star” of the new mining feature.

Ship descriptions:

  • MISC Prospector – equipped with a mining laser, the Prospector is the “star” of Alpha 3.2 and Star Citizen’s starter mining ship. By putting it out in this free fly, we’re hoping that anyone who hasn’t had a chance yet can hit the ‘Verse and start mining!
  • Drake Cutlass Black – this ship packs real firepower with both piloted guns as well as a manned turret. It is flown by multiple crew members to haul and protect cargo. This is one of our most popular ships for both new and returning players.
  • Aegis Avenger Titan – one of our cargo ships, the Titan is a light cargo hauler version of the Avenger specifically kitted out to deliver payloads across the ‘Verse.
  • Drake Dragonfly – a two seater hoverbike, the Dragonfly is equipped with a laser cannon and is one of the best ways to navigate surface-side in Star Citizen. The Dragonfly can fit easily in the cargo hold of either of the two below ships, giving players an on-the-ground option after landing.

The access code below grants you access to Star Citizen Alpha 3.2 from August 24th until 27th. Explore the universe in several ships and vehicles: dogfight in the Avenger, bust rocks with the MISC Prospector, haul freight (or steal it) with the Cutlass Black, and live dangerously in the Dragonfly.


The code also gives you access to the dogfighting stage Arena Commander, and first-person shooter Star Marine.

So, what are you waiting for, rookie? Jump into the cockpit, fire her up, and start exploring.

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