We recently had a very in-depth look at Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen – the game that has divided many gamers by raising a fortune in crowdfunding and cosmetic sales, long before actually having a game to play as such.
Small snippets of the game have been playable for, well, years for backers but now, until June 2nd, Star Citizen is running a Free Fly event.
You can sign up for an account for the next few days and take some of the fictional spacecraft people have been paying thousands for, for a test drive.
It’s a very good way to see what all the fuss is about if you have only read about it before.The event is to celebrate the Invictus Launch Event in-game and devs RSI said in a blog post:
“To celebrate Invictus Launch Week, we’re hosting a Free Fly of epic proportions! All you need to do is sign up for an account, download the game, and you’re set to play for free for the duration of the event. Most ships on display are available to test-fly for free, so just select the ship you want, and take to the skies.
Different manufacturers take over every other day, so keep checking back to be inspired by everything the event has to offer. All ships available for the Free Fly will also be available in the pledge store during the event on their designated manufacturer days. We’ll also make available a selection of ships that won’t be apart of the Free Fly, but will still be available on the pledge store. Which ones? Think firepower! It is a military show after all.”
Personally speaking, I backed Star Citizen at beta stage and probably some five or six years ago now. I remember the download being close to 100GB back then and there not being anything to do at that stage, you couldn’t even fly a craft, just walk around the docking bay. It’s been a while since I’ve been back now so maybe I’ll join you there!