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Star Citizen Reveals a Big Space Truck as Crowdfunding Passes $406 Million

Today Cloud Imperium Games revealed a brand new ship already flyable in the growing space simulator Star Citizen, the Argo RAFT.
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Today Cloud Imperium Games revealed a brand new ship already flyable in the growing space simulator Star Citizen.

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The ship is the Argo RAFT, which stands for “Reinforced Advanced Freight Transport.” Fancy acronyms aside, it’s basically your big space truck.

While it’s nearly unarmed, it’s well-armored, which should give it a chance when attacked out in space. With 96 SCU of cargo in three containers, it isn’t massive, but it can get you started on trading.

It also looks rather cool, as you can see in the video and images below. It’s also available for purchase starting at $110. It’s worth mentioning that purchasing ships with real money isn’t required and that all ships are available for purchase using in-game credits soon after they’re made flyable. The option should be considered only if you care to support the development of the game.

Do keep in mind that you don’t need to spend any money (real or virtual) to try it (and most ships available currently in Star Citizen). A Free Fly event is going on until December 1, granting everyone access to the game and its ships at no cost.

As a bonus, you can also check out videos of the days dedicated to Crusader, Tumbril, and Origin, on top of a look at the most relevant feature of the Crusader Ares Inferno, in case you missed them.

In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total has just passed $406 million and it’s currently sitting on $406,703,644.

The number of registered accounts is now at almost 3.4 million, and it’s at 3,384,497 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.

Recently, we got an extensive look at what’s coming to Star Citizen with several panels hosted at CitizenCon, while Alpha 3.15 has recently been released.

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.

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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.