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.)