Star Citizen is now free to play until June 1st of this year. The multiplayer space trading and combat simulator is the successor of 2003’s Freelancer and has become highly controversial throughout its development.
In an update on the official website, developer Cloud Imperium Games announced that the game’s free play week comes with its latest event, Invictus Launch Week.
Discover the Universe
The event allows you to explore the universe for free, and also test numerous vehicles.
“To celebrate Invictus Launch Week, we’re hosting a Free Fly of epic proportions!” the team said. “All you need to do is sign up for an account, download the game, and you’re set to play for free for the duration of the event. Most ships on display are available to test-fly for free, so just select the ship you want, and take to the skies.”
“Different manufacturers take over every other day, so keep checking back to be inspired by everything the event has to offer. All ships available for the Free Fly will also be available in the pledge store during the event on their designated manufacturer days. We’ll also make available a selection of ships that won’t be apart of the Free Fly, but will still be available on the pledge store. Which ones? Think firepower! It is a military show after all,” the description of the event states.
In order to play Star Citizen, you have to sign up for an account on the official website.
Star Citizen’s New Survival Mechanics
In the meantime, Cloud Imperium highlighted not long ago the way survival mechanics will be included in Star Citizen. In the most recent build of Inside Star Citizen, which is a behind-scenes dev diary that talks about the current and future plans for the game, the developers detail the Actor Status, a survival system that needs you to regulate it by eating, drinking, and controlling your temperature. Players can be impacted by both hypo- and hyperthermia, and be enhanced or impeded by their choices of food and clothing.
Star Citizen has recently divided into two separate projects, Star Citizen and Squadron 24, an individual single-player story game.