Star Citizen Free Week

The Roberts Space Industries website has word that another free-fly week is underway for Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium's upcoming open world space game (thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun). Here's the deal:
From time to time we like to open Star Citizen up to our fans, and provide access to ships they might not otherwise own. This is not only a great chance for players to try new ships out, but it helps provide additional testing for those ships, too!

In addition, it can be a great way to introduce new players to the growing universe of Star Citizen as well. For the next week until April 25th, we’ve enabled Free Fly access to all accounts in celebration of PAX East. While we won’t be there this year in person, any chance to celebrate Star Citizen sounds like a good idea to us! For the next week, anyone with a Star Citizen account will have access to the Aurora LN, the F7C Hornet, and the Mustang Delta. This Free Fly event gives new players access to three unique parts of the Star Citizen experience:

  • Star Citizen Alpha 2.3.1 – Also known as Crusader or the “mini-PU,” this is the nucleus of the world we’re building! Featuring multiple space stations and environments, scripted missions, places to explore and more, Alpha 2.3.1 is your first look at a much larger universe!
  • Arena Commander – Arena Commander is a ‘game within a game’ that we’ve used to develop our flight mechanics and ship combat balance. Take on human opponents or an AI swarm in single seat fighter.
  • Social Module – Interact with other players while you explore our first landing zone, ArcCorp! The Social Module is intended as a starting point for our world building,

You can register for an account here to get started. If you already have an account from a previous Free Fly, you’re all set! Just log in via the Star Citizen launcher and we’ll see you in the ‘Verse!

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Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 19:08
Apr 18, 2016, 19:08
 
Howling with the wolves heh?

I haven't been followed this case closely but I have heard the uproar that it's been creating. I don't know the guy but I thought his Wing commander series was respected.

I have mixed feelings about this because on one side he's surfing on the trend of releasing/selling unfinished versions of games, - whether they are early access or pre-release sales - both I find a tad problematic already, and on top of that keeps selling exclusive stuff. Which I find very very problematic already when it's in a game that has already been released.

At the same time that ranting and whining about an unreleased game is starting to get old. Thing is when you crowdfund your game you have people to answer to but generally speaking i would hate to be told how to do my job by folks who have no clue about game development.
It's bit like obeying a manager that has no clue about computer stuff.
This said, it seems that the more vocal people were not involved in funding that game so my guess is that the guy doesn't get a shit.

At the same he puts himself in this situation by using crowdfunding...

Can't really decide what to think of this. Truth is I probably don't give a fick.
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