Star Citizen Reveals First Refinery Ship MISC Expanse as Crowdfunding Passes $446 Million

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released a new video revealing a new ship for the consistently growing space game.

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Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released a new video focusing on upcoming content for the consistently growing space game.

First of all, the video reveals the first dedicated refinery ship, the MISC Expanse, which will let players refine mined materials directly in space instead of having to return to a space station.

The second part of the video shows content coming soon in Alpha 3.17, including ship-to-ship refueling, loot generation and selling, the first iteration of Quantum, the new hospitals and clinics, changes to medical gameplay, character and animation improvements, mining gadgets, new clouds, rivers, the Hull A, and more.

In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total has recently passed $446 million and it’s currently sitting on $446,648,859.

The number of registered accounts has recently passed 3.6 million, and it’s at 3,628,790 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.

A few months ago, we got an extensive look at what’s coming to Star Citizen with several panels hosted at CitizenCon.

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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Giuseppe Nelva

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.