Today Cloud Imperium Games opened the third day of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2049 in Star Citizen, focusing on three brands of ships and vehicles.
Under the spotlight we find Kruger Intergalactic, Consolidated Outlands, and Tumbril.
This also means that we get a new trailer featuring more Top Gear Parody with totally-not-Jeremy Clarkson Jax McCleary and totally-not-the Stig Jimmy.
You can watch it below. The impression is rather spot-on.
As usual, 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 and vehicles by the three brands mentioned above, including the following.
- Cyclone: Stir up a storm with this robust two-seater buggy that can carry a little something in the back.
- Cyclone AA: This two-seater buggy with EMP functionality is armed with an anti-air missile launcher to deter threats from above.
- Cyclone RN: Unveils the fog of war, the recon variant of the Cyclone is mounted with a powerful scanner array.
- Cyclone TR: Support ground infantry with this combat variant, equipped with a mounted turret to provide cover fire for ground operations.
- Mustang Alpha: Consolidated Outland’s premier ship for those wanting to push the limits a little more when starting out.
- Mustang Beta: Home is where the heart is, the Beta offers comfortable living quarters for beginners roaming the frontier.
- Mustang Delta: The Mustang Delta is armed with heavier weapons and rocket pods.
- Mustang Gamma: Racing the competition? The additional engine loaded into the back will provide competitive the edge you need.
- P-52 Merlin: Small, agile and comes with a sting. This snub fighter is fragile, but difficult to hit.
I really want to try the Nova tank, but it isn’t playable yet, so no cigar, as Jax McCleary would say.
On top of that, the Anniversary sale is also ongoing which means that the crowdfunding total is continuing to grow, and it has now passed $243 million.
More precisely, it’s sitting on $244,265,639. This means that gamers have pledged over $700,000 in about a day.
The number of registered accounts is now at 2,434,130, 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.