Today Cloud Imperium Games opened the sixth day of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2049 in Star Citizen, moving from Drake’s rugged pirate-ish ships to the posh lines of Origin Jumpworks’ purebreds.
As usual. we get a funny parody of Top Gear and its original host Jeremy Clarkson. Here his name is Jax McCleary, but he’s still very recognizable.
You can watch it below.
As usual, the most relevant part 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 to the game.
Here is the list of ships available for trial today, including the massive 890 Jump, that could be defined a work of digital art.
- 300i: Travel in style with this high-performance sleek touring ship.
- 315p: Traverse the ‘verse with this high-performance exploration focused ship.
- 325a: Origin’s sleek signature fighter, the 325 makes a great companion for finding your mark in style and sophistication.
- 350r: Origin’s sleek signature racer, the 350 makes a great companion for leaving your peers in the dust.
- 600i Explorer: The luxury yacht of Star Citizen, designed to explore in comfort and style with a vehicle bay.
- 600i Touring: This multi-role luxury vessel from Origin Jumpworks features an exquisitely detailed hull design that balances performance and versatility in a sleek and timeless form.
- 85X: A luxury and sporty short-range runabout for pilot and passenger.
- 890 Jump: an elegant, sleek exterior that belies its spacious interior, the 890 Jump is a true engineering marvel; crafted to impress from every angle by combining a unique, innovative design with the finest materials and the most advanced technology.
- M50: Origin’s premier racer, small, fast and highly agile.
Speaking of wealth, the game’s crowdfunding total has flown past past $250 million.
To be more precise, at the moment of this writing it’s at $250,307,580 and climbing fast. This means that gamers have pledged roughly 1.5 million dollars in about a day.
The number of registered accounts is now at 2,446,865. As usual, you should keep 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 at CitizenCon 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, more videos and screenshots showing planet tech v4, Microtech and its capital, New Babbage, and two more panels showcasing the latest ships and prison gameplay.
You can also watch how exploring the top of ArcCorp’s skyscrapers turned into an adventure for yours truly.
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 several years ago.