Star Citizen Set to Launch Free-to-Play Access For November
The $290 million ambitious crowdfunding star game, Star Citizen has been under development for a long period of time. Recently, the game has announced that it is soon going to offer its players a free-to-play access by the end of this year. Welcome news indeed for the game’s passionate fan base!
Starting November 23, players who owns Star Citizen will get free access to 7-days of full game. This offer will be available to all Citizens with the exception of Squadron 42, the game’s single-player mode. Since, the Star Citizen has achieved a large number of registrations, propelling the game’s long running crowdfunding development model, this move by the developers will surely attract more players in the game.
Though initially planned to launch in 2014, the space sim game is still under development and almost two-thirds of its feature set still need to be finished. However, the parts of the game that are finished are mostly the exploration and combat portions.
Though the developers have given out 7 days access, they have not clarified yet if the game would be entirely free-to-play after that period or the players will be asked to pay for the remaining features at some point. Moreover, the name of the game also changed from Arena Commander to Star Citizen. It is safe to assume that the company is using its crowdfunding model to cover the development costs.
Though the developers have clarified a few things about the game, they still remain silent on many aspects. However, it is expected that the Star Citizen team will provide more details about the game soon.