‘Star Citizen’ announces free-to-play period starting from today

Players will also be able to test-drive over 120 ships

Cloud Imperium Games has announced that Star Citizen will be temporarily free-to-play starting from today (November 19), and curious players will be able to test-drive over 120 ships.

Announced today, Star Citizen will be free-to-play between November 19 and December 1. Interested players can register at the Star Citizen website’s sign-up page.

Star Citizen is also hosting its annual Intergalactic Aerospace Expo from today, which will be used to reveal six new ships, including the Aegis Redeemer, Ares Ion and Ares Inferno.

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The Aegis Redeemer will be a “heavily armed gunship” that’s equipped to survive high-danger encounters. The Ion and Inferno variants of the Ares Star Fighter will offer a specialist approach to combat – the Ion ship will be comfortable for longer-range combat, while the Inferno is best suited to getting up close and personal in close and mid-range fights.

The Intergalactic Aerospace Expo will also invite “top ship manufacturers from across the ‘verse” to gather and showcase their available – and upcoming – ships.”

The event will kick off with in-game company Anvil Aerospace debuting its next Spartan vehicle, whilst Argo Astronautics will reveal a new ship on November 25. Meanwhile, Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern (MISC) will be teaming up for a “big surprise” on November 27.

Each day, there will be a different range of ships on display, meaning players can revisit the event to try out alternate vehicles. From November 28, there will be “exclusive ship skins and in-game leather jackets” awarded to the four finalists of Star Citizen‘s latest Ship Showdown event.

You can read more about the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo here.

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