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Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 open to all backers as game hits $100 million raised

As the weekend begins, Cloud Imperium Games has made it a happy one for Star Citizen fans. The developer has officially launched Star Citizen's Alpha 2.0 for all backers. On top of that, the game's crowdfunding is about to reach another major milestone, with the game nearing the $100 million mark.

Among the new features debuting in Star Citizen 2.0 are three new flyable ships: the Constellation, the Retaliator, and the Vanduard. Also, it's time to finally get out of the ship and get up close and personal, as the game adds first-person combat for the first time. The Quantum travel ability (putting players at the speed of light) has also been added, for anyone looking to reach their location quickly. Players will also be able to explore the planet Crusader, along with three moons, three space stations, a repair/restock station, and nine comm arrays.

It's been over three years since Star Citizen was first unveiled, but Alpha 2.0 appears to be some real progress in the game's ongoing development. For more on the new alpha, let's watch the trailer from last week's Game Awards one more time.

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