Today Cloud Imperium Games kicked off the second day of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2049 in Star Citizen, focusing on Roberts Space Industries.
In order to celebrate, the developer released a new trailer focusing on Roberts Space Industries, the shop manufacturer named after founder Chris Roberts.
It features once again Jax McCleary, an obvious nod to former Top Gear and current The Grand Tour star Jeremy Clarkson. This time around we even get Star Citizen’s own Stig as he drives an Aurora into the interdiction field of a brand new RSI Mantis.
You can check it out below.
Perhaps the most relevant event of the expo is the Free Flight Event which will allow everyone to try the current build of Star Citizen without needing to pledge any real money.
Today you’ll be able to try ships by RSI, including the following.
- Aurora ES: A descendent of the X-7, this is the perfect choice for new ship owners. Versatile and intuitive.
- Aurora LN: For the combat focused, the Aurora LN comes with bigger shields and larger weapons that pack a punch.
- Aurora LX: The Aurora Deluxe, adding luxury and comfort for long stretches in the deep black.
- Aurora MR: A balance of function and performance, the Aurora MR comes with cargo capacity and guns to ensure freight gets there safely.
- Constellation Andromeda: A multicrew freighter with modular design, the RSI Andromeda is one of the most iconic ships in the verse.
- Constellation Aquila: Exploring the stars and distant horizons, the redesigned cockpit offers max visibility with a rover and sensor suite to explore it all.
- Constellation Phoenix: A chariot of the Gods, this converted luxury, high performance Constellation freighter is ideal for VIP transport.
- Ursa Rover: Rugged, durable and tough, this is the rover you need to explore a multitude of environments.
On top of that, the Anniversary sale is also ongoing, focusing on RSI’s rides as well.
Due to the ongoing sale, the crowdfunding total is skyrocketing, and it has now passed $243 million.
More precisely, it’s sitting on $243,546,905. This means that gamers have pledged over 1.5 million dollars in about a day.
The number of registered accounts is now at 2,430,993, keeping in mind that not all of them are paying players. The number includes accounts created for Free Fly events like the one ongoing now.
If you want to see more you can check out the impressive gameplay shared yesterday and the second part, showing planet Microtech, the Anvil Carrack, and the Anvil Pisces, and the first wormhole jump to a new system. You can also take a look at the brand new “Theatres of War” Battlefield-like gameplay mode, the reveal of the game’s universe simulation tech, Quantum, and more videos and screenshots showing planet tech v4, Microtech and its capital, New Babbage.
For the sake of full disclosure, you should keep in mind that the author of this article has been a Star Citizen backer since the original Kickstarter campaign.