Today Cloud Imperium Games opened the RSI hall in Star Citizen’s Intergalactic Aerospace Expo and revealed a new ship.
The newcomer to the Star Citizen universe is a rather massive 100 meters-long gunship armed with four massive size-seven guns in two turrets above and below its rather sleek hull that feels pretty much designed to ram through enemy ships. It even comes with additional gatlings for self-defense against smaller ships and torpedoes for helping with the ripping through those bigger ones.
As all big ships, it isn’t cheap, with its cost starting at $600. That being said, it’s worth mentioning that all Star Citizen ships will be available to purchase in-game with credits you earn by playing and this isn’t flyable just yet, so no one should feel particularly compelled to spend real money on this unless their primary goal is to support the game’s development.
Below you can check out a new trailer about the reveal and a few images of the Perseus.
In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding train during the expo is steaming, with the total currently at $329,177,998, having passed $329 million today.
The number of registered accounts is also close to 2.9 million (currently at 2,899,720).
As usual, you should keep in mind that it’s known that not all of them are paying players. The number includes free accounts created for a variety of reasons, including Free Fly events like the one going on right now.
If you want to learn more, we recently got a sizable update on the progress of the single-player campaign Squadron 42 and a really lovely cinematic trailer. On top of that, we recently heard that a new studio has been opened to create new systems and content for Star Citizen.
For the sake of full disclosure, the author of this article has been a Star Citizen backer since the original Kickstarter campaign several years ago, so you should keep that in mind while reading.