Star Citizen, the ever-evolving interstellar flight simulation about piloting amazing spaceships that your hard-earned money can buy, is hosting Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 (IAE 2951) from today through December 1st.
To get behind the yoke of a space cruiser in Star Citizen, you would typically have to raise at least $ 45 to access one of the simpler ships in the game. As with a real car show (or a trip to almost every car dealership), however, the IAE 2951 lets intrepid pilots test over 120 different airworthy ships from various fictional manufacturers. Each day of the event, the focus will be on specific shipping companies and their goods.
A press release from Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium reveals that Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 will feature “six notable ship revelations,” in which the “heavily armed attack helicopter” Aegis Redeemer and a duo of Ares starfighter variants called Ion and Inferno are among those revelations are also promising some surprises.
For the duration of the expo, Star Citizen will be playable for free, although the press release did not specify the capacity outside of the spaceship convention. New pilots can create an account on the game’s website and download the client to attend IAE 2951.
For those wondering when Star Citizen was released, it still isn’t. After launching its crowdfunding efforts in 2012, Cloud Imperium has continuously built new ships and features for its ambitious successor to Wing Commander in the space industry, raising funds from ship sales and subscriptions in the process. In 2018, a high-profile cast was announced for the game’s campaign mode called Squadron 42. The story with actors like Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, Henry Cavill and Mark Strong neither saw the light of day nor do we know when it will come.
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