Star Citizen is available for free until the end of December

Star Citizen is available for free until the end of December

As part of its annual aerospace event, the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo, Star Citizen has announced free days of play from November 19 to December 1.

Star Citizen, a space exploration game, has announced that it will be free to play until December in honour of the game’s annual aerospace event, the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo (IAE). Throughout the 13-day event, Star Citizen fans can expect fresh ship announcements and surprises, as well as free-flight testing for over 100 of the game’s ships.

Cloud Imperium Games’ Star Citizen is likely most recognised for being one of the most expensive games ever made. The game was first released in 2011 and is still in development today, which has become a source of conflict among many of its players. The game is also notorious for selling pricey in-game add-ons, with some ships selling for as much as $600. It is also one of the most successful crowdfunded games of all time. In 2020, Star Citizen achieved $300 million in crowdfunding, marking a significant milestone in the game industry.

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According to the official Star Citizen website of Robert Space Industries, those interested in trying out Star Citizen for free from now until December 1 can do so for free. Players will see the introduction of six new ships, including the Aegis Redeemer, Ares Ion, and Ares Inferno, along with 120 ships to fly for free as part of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 event. The devs have teased additional “special treats” for new and experienced Star Citizen gamers. Anvil Aerospace, an in-game company, will inaugurate the IAE 2951 with the new Spartan vehicle, highlighting fans. On November 25, Argo Astronautics will reveal another ship, as well as something undisclosed from Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern on November 27. Each day, players can see manufacturers testing their ships in the Tobin Expo Center in New Babbage’s show halls.

The free days of play in Star Citizen are likely to attract many new players to the game, particularly those who may be put off by some of the game’s higher pricing points. The game has previously granted free play days, which has seen a rise in player numbers as PC gamers try out the new features. New player starter packs range in price from $50 to $1320, depending on the bundle selected, and the ability to play the game and participate in flight tests for free is expected to entice many fans of the galactic space.

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Star Citizen has already shown to be a financial success despite not having completely launched, with revenue exceeding $350 million earlier this year. Last year’s free-to-play Intergalactic Aerospace Expo boosted the game’s popularity. Still, it only lasted 48 hours, and the November – December free days of play are likely to do the same. Due to the length of the free time, it’s feasible that Star Citizen will experience even more success, with nearly two weeks of access to the game, allowing potential buyers a chance to explore as much as possible.

Source: Robert Space Industries