Happy anniversary, Star Citizen! Late November marks the end of Star Citizen’s original campaign. One year ago, Chris and the nascent development team broadcast a 24-hour event to push for funding for Star Citizen’s original stretch goals. The massive success of that event (and the overall campaign) prompted us to decide to make Star Citizen entirely backer funded… and it’s a decision we haven’t regretted!
This anniversary sale is a thank you for the tremendous support and dedication all our backers have shown to make this game a reality. Many backers have asked for an opportunity to pick up some of the limited ships offered earlier in the campaign, and so we are giving you that option today. But before we get to the ships, we want to be absolutely clear: purchasing additional ships is NOT necessary. Sales like this are about supporting Star Citizen, about offering additional ways to start the game and about helping us expand the overall vision… but nothing beyond a starter package will ever be necessary for a backer to get the full Star Citizen experience.
At the end of the original campaign, we introduced a second set of Star Citizen ships, designs we had been developing for deeper gameplay. Some of these ships, like the M50, have since been finished while others, like the Caterpillar, are still in development for a future multi-crew Arena Commander release (and in the longer term, the persistent universe.)
For Star Citizen’s first anniversary, these ships were brought back for another limited sale by popular demand. And for the second anniversary, we’re doing it again… along with some other limited edition favorites that backers have been asking for. For the next week, an armada of additional Star Citizen ships are available in the pledge store. It’s not every ship we’ve ever sold… but it’s close!
Unlike last year’s sale, ships this year will be available for a full week. If you’re interested in purchasing a Caterpillar, M50, Super Hornet or any of the others listed below then you have through Monday, December 1st to pick it up. In addition to these ships, we’re also making a ‘limited in number’ ship available next week. Details on this ship are also available below.
Finally, we’re ending the process with a much-awaited concept sale! On November 28th, we will launch the Anvil Carrack explorer concept sale. The Carrack will be available for $ 345, with LTI and the standard concept sale bonus features (in-game ship model and poster.)
Limited Edition Ships
Anvil F7C-M Super Hornet
|F7C-S Ghost||Available when Super Hornet is flyable|
|F7C-R Tracker||Available when Super Hornet is flyable|
MISC Freelancer MIS
|Freelancer DUR||Available when MIS is flyable|
|Freelancer MAX||Available when MIS is flyable|
Drake Cutlass Blue
|Cutlass Red||Available when Cutlass Blue is flyable|
Standalone Limited Concept Ships
In addition to the limited ships above, we will also be offering limited allotments of a brand new Star Citizen capital ship! Friday, November 28th will see the launch of the largest capital ship we will make available to players during the pledge campaign: the Javelin destroyer. 200 Javelins will be sold for $ 2,500 each, with allotments being released at 6 AM, noon, 6 PM and midnight Pacific time. You’ll learn a lot more about the Javelin on Friday, but it’s important to note that this isn’t the ultimate battleship for players who can afford it: Javelins will be sold stripped of military hardware, and it will be a new starting challenge for players to work together with their organizations to outfit them. The Javelin comes with LTI.
But that’s not all! We’re making the Javelin available for hardcore players who are dedicated to supporting Star Citizen… and we’re using the opportunity to allow new players to join the game as well. We’re using the assortment of Javelin destroyers to subsidize discount packages for new players: 200 Javelins means we can make 5,000 $ 20 Aurora game packages available for sale at the same time!
Schedule for the Javelin allotments
|Time slot||Allotment size|
|Nov 28th, 6AM PST||50|
|Nov 28th, Noon PST||50|
|Nov 28th, 6PM PST||50|
|Nov 29th, Midnight PST||50|
Pricing & Hull Insurance
For this sale only, prices will remain the same as when the ships were last introduced. And for the duration of the sale, all of the limited ships will be offered with two-year insurance instead of the standard six months. If you have picked up one of these ships with six-month insurance in the past, you can melt it and use the store credit to switch to this year’s release.
For more information about Insurance, head over to the Insurance FAQ here.
Do I Need to Buy Another Ship?
NO! Remember: we are offering these pledge ships to help fund Star Citizen’s development and because of player demand. All of these ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game. The design goal is to make additional ships available that give players a different experience rather than a particular advantage when the persistent universe launches. Every sale supports expanding Star Citizen’s overall development, but none are required to gain full enjoyment from the game.
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