Star Citizen free-to-play with all ships flyable next week

Try the game out and take some of the ships for a spin.

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Star Citizen will be having a free-fly event next week to celebrate the release of the game's first planet.

Each day will put the spotlight on a different series of craft, and players will get a chance to fly every one of the 80+ pilotable vehicles available in Star Citizen. This will come with the release of Alpha 3.3.5 which besides the significant additions of Planet Hurston and its main city Lorville, introduces Object Container Streaming, which should increase performance in-game for the majority of players.

The Star Citizen free-fly will take place from November 23 through November 30, and during this time the game will be free-to-play. Each day will feature flyable ships from one of the major starship manufacturers in the game. The free-fly ship schedule is as follows: November 23: Anvil Aerospace

  • Arrow
  • Gladiator
  • Hornet F7C
  • Hornet F7C Wildfire
  • Hornet F7C-R Tracker
  • Hornet F7C-S Ghost
  • Hornet F7C-M Super Hornet
  • Hurricane
  • Terrapin
  • Valkyrie

November 24: Roberts Space Industries

  • Aurora ES
  • Aurora LN
  • Aurora LX
  • Aurora MR
  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Constellation Aquila
  • Constellation Phoenix
  • Ursa Rover

November 25: Origin Jumpworks

  • 300i
  • 315p
  • 325a
  • 350r
  • 600i Explorer
  • 85X
  • M50

November 26: Aegis Dynamics

  • Avenger Stalker
  • Avenger Titan
  • Avenger Titan Renegade
  • Avenger Warlock
  • Eclipse
  • Gladius
  • Gladius Valiant
  • Hammerhead
  • Reclaimer
  • Retaliator Bomber
  • Sabre
  • Sabre Comet
  • Vanguard Hoplite
  • Vanguard Warden

November 27: Drake Interplanetary

  • Buccaneer
  • Caterpillar
  • Caterpillar Pirate
  • Cutlass Black
  • Dragonfly Black
  • Dragonfly Yellowjacket
  • Herald

November 28: Alien Manufacturers

  • Khartu-al
  • Nox
  • Nox Kue
  • Vanduul Glaive
  • Vanduul Blade

November 29: Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern

  • Freelancer
  • Prospector
  • Razor
  • Razor EX
  • Razor LX
  • Reliant Kore
  • Starfarer
  • Starfarer Gemini

November 30: Kruger/Argo/Tumbril/Consolidated Outland

  • Argo MPUV 1C
  • Argo MPUV 1P
  • Cyclone
  • Cyclone AA
  • Cyclone RN
  • Cyclone TR
  • Mustang Alpha
  • Mustang Beta
  • Mustang Delta
  • Mustang Gamma
  • P-52 Merlin

Now's a great time to check out Star Citizen, and you can do it during the free-fly risk-free. The game is starting to move out of the realm of being a fun tech demo and beginning to shape into what Cloud Imperium Games has been promising it would. With each Alpha release, the game is more stable, and the pipeline has really opened up concerning content. You can even purchase ships with in-game currency you earn through missions now.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our Star Citizen developer interview for more things Roberts Space Industries. 

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From The Chatty
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    November 15, 2018 4:55 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Star Citizen free-to-play with all ships flyable next week

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      November 15, 2018 5:03 PM

      Am I missing a link to an announcement of this in the article? Where do I go to get started?

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        November 15, 2018 5:22 PM

        https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link//16849-Anniversary-Promotion-Free-Fly-Details details here. When you sign up, use someone's referral code, it gets you, and them, some shit. There is a randomizer some people on reddit made https://gorefer.me/randomizer/STAR or you could ask for mine HINT HINT :-P

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          November 15, 2018 6:16 PM

          Ah I guess I had forgotten I had an account already or I'd use yours. Seems like I can't pre-load this. It says I need access to ships and modules to even download it or whatever so I guess I'll wait and see if it's available when this free thing happens.

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          November 15, 2018 8:20 PM

          what kind of shit do you get? dont see anything in that link about the refer rewaeds

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            November 16, 2018 12:55 AM

            You get like 5000 in game credits. It's enough to buy a gun and some body armor.

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        November 15, 2018 6:12 PM

        If you use my referral code STAR-TT6N-HNJ9 when you sign up as a new account you get 5,000 free in game currency.
        That's enough for new armor and a weapon! The money doesn't reset ever.

        Feel free to look me up in the 'verse. Jozai_Spaldur! Hope to see you there.

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      November 15, 2018 5:14 PM

      This kind of reads like paid content?

      Now's a great time to check out Star Citizen, and you can do it during the free-fly risk-free. The game is starting to move out of the realm of being a fun tech demo and beginning to shape into what Cloud Imperium Games has been promising it would. With each Alpha release, the game is more stable, and the pipeline has really opened up concerning content.

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        November 15, 2018 5:25 PM

        It's accurate, and I don't think paid content would point out that their game was mostly a tech demo before now, and refer to themselves in 3rd person :-P.

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        November 15, 2018 5:29 PM

        I have said this before, but I can repeat it. We mark Sponsored Content and do not generate chatty threads for it. We get press releases from hundreds of companies on any given week. We are a news outlet and report the news.

        We were not paid for this.

        Here is a list of all of our sponsored posts:

        https://www.shacknews.com/topic/sponsored

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        November 15, 2018 6:25 PM

        Yeah Brittany posted an article about Comcast a few days ago that read like an ad.

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          November 15, 2018 6:34 PM

          LOl, just read that, ends with basically "Stay tuned to Shacknews for your hot Comcast news"

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            November 15, 2018 6:41 PM

            Yeah.

            I feel bad pointing that out. I don't read every single article on Shacknews. I just thought it was weird to see an article about Comcast that didn't really seem pertinent to videogames and only tangentially related to tech. So when I read it, I was a little surprised to see that one paragraph in particular read like ad copy. Like, I get that things can be tough on a slow news week but uh at least find a way to rework the material to not sound like a sales pitch.

            I don't want to single out Brittany. Maybe it's been a rough week.

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              November 15, 2018 6:52 PM

              yeah, must be when you are trolling Comcast pressers

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      November 15, 2018 5:28 PM

      Wait, is it a game now? Is this supposed to generate hype?

      They’ve been dribbling out for so long that I’m not sure if I would ever know if it emerged out of joke status

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        November 15, 2018 5:49 PM

        Well it's completely free for anyone to fuck around with for a whole week, you could just go play it.

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      November 15, 2018 8:05 PM

      Obligatory re-post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-c78SURpI

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      November 16, 2018 7:54 AM

      The 3.3 patch has made vast improvements in performance and frame-rate.

      The added Object Container Streaming, which means that the client machines no longer have to keep track of every single item in the whole solar system, just what's near you.

      I went from getting frames in the 40s, to about 115-125, all on high settings, and a 1070gtx.

      If anyone wants to sign up, you can use my referral code, I'll get some items, and you'll get free in game credits to start.

      I'd appreciate it (I only have 5 referrals atm)

      Ingame I'm "Longscope"

      http://bit.ly/LSEnlist

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        November 16, 2018 9:59 AM

        Seconded verified agreed confirmed.
        It went from "i bet no existing pc can actually run this game acceptably" to "I have a 1080" framerate now.

        Now when something in the game is janky its just janky unfinished or a weird design choice, not janky + annoying performance.
        It's over my personal threshold of playable, now.

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        November 16, 2018 10:10 AM

        Done!

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          November 16, 2018 10:11 AM

          Also, awesome news about the performance

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          November 18, 2018 9:57 PM

          Thanks man :)
          I appreciate it.

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          November 18, 2018 9:57 PM

          Thanks man :)
          I appreciate it.