Today Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games opened the fifth day of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 with a new trailer.
The trailer is part of a series dedicated to the expo and sees eternal silent sidekick Jimmy finally take the rains of Jeremy Clarkson spoof Jax McCleary’s show, while showing some seriously big guns in action.
Specifically, since the fifth day of the expo means the opening of the Crusader hall, players are now able to try out the Ares Ion and Ares Inferno, which are basically your space A-10s built around massive size-7 anti-capital ship weapons.
The Ion carries a cannon, while the Inferno carries a gatling for additional “brrrrt.”
Do keep in mind that you don’t need to spend any money to try the new ships. A Free Fly event is going on until December 1, granting everyone access to the game and its ships.
You can check them out in action below, alongside videos from the days dedicated to Aegis and to the alien brands, alongside a first look at the Aegis Redeemer, to catch you up with the expo content.
In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total has just rocketed past $404 million and it’s currently sitting on $404,285,238.
The number of registered accounts is now at almost 3.4 million, and it’s at 3,374,078 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 happening now.
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.