Star Citizen, the MMO available in early access is free to play this weekend, today and tomorrow. Roberts Space Industries is allowing all the players to play their massive MMO dubbed as a Free Flight Event. You get to choose a ship and then fly it for the next 48 hours till Monday.
Being developed by Chris Roberts and whole range of celeb voice actors including Mark Hamill, Star Citizen has been delayed multiple times due to it’s sheer scope. Star Citizen is expected to be the biggest Space MMO ever.
Star Citizen was first a Kickstarter backed initiative by Chris Roberts back in 2012 where it set the record for the highest crowdfunded game at $4.2 million. In 2014, the game became the highest funded Kickstarter game with a $39.6 million backing. By May 2017 that number swelled to $150 million. Star Citizen has a both SP campaign and a multi-player online MMO component. The single player campaign is called Squadron 42, and features Mark Hamill and Gary Oldman. Set in the same universe as the multiplayer, it is said to offer a total of 20 hrs of game-play with each chapter. The total chapters in Squadron 42 are expected to be 3.
Star Citizen is still in Alpha stage, with the latest version being Apha 3.1. The game been in alpha for far too long. Although it is supposed to be a massive game, when large crowd-funded games stay in early access for this long, the interest in it tends to phase out. We’ll have to wait and how long the game stays in development, and if or when it is released, how it performs against the likes of Fortnite and PUBG.
However, if you want to test the Aplha of the game without playing 50$, then now is the time. Star Citizen is free for newcomers for the next two days, and this has probably been done pique the failing interest in the game, in the rise of heavy-weights like PUBG and Fortnite.