Star Citizen $27000 Ship Bundle Raises Eyebrows
Star Citizen is offering a premium-priced DLC bundled titled The Legatus Pack for the most generous backers of the space-based PC game. A $27,000 bundle of spaceships and in-game content for Star Citizen caught the attention of backers and detractors of the massively crowdfunded space combat adventure earlier this week.
In the world of video games, we’ve heard of a few different type of gates. Age gates keeping younger members from mature content or content gates when features are locked behind microtransactions. But Star Citizen developer CIG may have just provided us a DLC gate. There is now a $27,000 DLC bundle only available to premium Concierge backers. In the world of video games, we’ve heard of a few different type of gates. Age gates keeping younger members from mature content or content gates when features are locked behind microtransactions. But Star Citizen developer CIG may have just provided us a DLC gate.
Alright, this is getting ridiculous
said redditor Strykerx88 in the Star Citizen subreddit.
I’ve been on the ‘wait and see’ side of the fence for 6 years now, but shit like this makes me fall right over into ‘maybe the guys calling this game a scam are on to something.’ … Close your fucking ‘donation’ shop and finish the god damn game, if it even can be finished and become playable in any current fan’s lifetime.
The bundle came to light in the official forums on Saturday when someone posted its contents and screengrabs of the page. It comes with 117 ships, pretty much the whole fleet in the game to date. There are 163 extras, such as skins and vessel add-ons, plus a ton of in-game credits.
Star Citizen, announced in 2012 with a $500,000 Kickstarter campaign, has been in development since 2011. It has been heavily criticized for the lengthy development period behind what are now effectively two huge AAA video game experiences: a single-player game called Squadron 42, and a “persistent universe” that is more like an MMO.
A portion of the universe has been playable since December 2015, and Davis said Cloud Imperium has been adding “tons of functionality, content and gameplay” to it. The first of four upgrades promised for Star Citizen’s persistent universe this year, Alpha 3.1, launched in early April. Cloud Imperium Games plans to roll out the other three pieces on a quarterly basis.