It’s time once again for the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo, which means Star Citizen is temporarily free to play. From November 18-30, all of Star Citizen’s more than 120 ships are free game for players to scope out and take on test flights, including the new Drake Corsair.
The Corsair is a versatile exploration vessel that can hold its own in a fight. It includes living quarters, extra-large fuel cells, and living quarters for up to four crew members. It’s been offered for sale in the past and has run $215 (around £181), but some players predict a price increase after this year’s IAE.
Pricey ship pledges have been a major part of Star Citizen’s massive crowdfunding haul, which over the past decade has now totaled more than $500 million. And while there are some big, expensive ships you can buy in Star Citizen, developer Cloud Imperium Games has said that size isn’t everything – you can certainly start flying without spending a couple hundred.
However, if you do have your heart set on one of Star Citizen’s fancier vessels, the IAE is the perfect time to log in and look around – all the in-universe manufacturers will be on hand to show off their latest spacecraft, and they’ll even let you take them for a spin.