Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released new videos showcasing upcoming content and more, while prospective players will be able to try the game soon for free.
First of all, the developer announced via newsletter that a new free fly event will start next week, on August 18.
This means that everyone will be able to try out the new alpha 3.14 and visit the new “city in the clouds” Orison without spending any money, to take a good look at the current state of this growing game.
The first video that you see below discusses the theme of PvP and showcases the “remaster” to Arena Commander (which is basically a dogfighting game within the game) done by Firesprite.
The second video showcases one aspect of game development that is extremely important and often ignored by players, QA.
In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total has recently passed $379 million and it’s currently sitting on $
The number of registered accounts is getting close to 3.2 million, and it’s at 3,189,239 at the moment of this writing.
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 mentioned above.
We recently learned that a new studio has been opened to create new systems and content for Star Citizen, while Firesprite will work on the Battlefield-like mode “Theaters of War.”
If you’re wondering whether the game is actually fun to play, this is a good place to start. A star-studded single-player campaign titled Squadron 42 is in development.
For the sake of full disclosure, do keep in mind that the author of this article has been a Star Citizen backer since the original Kickstarter campaign several years ago.