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Star Citizen is going free for a week, and you get a new planet to explore


In celebration of its anniversary, Star Citizen will be free for everyone next week. From November 23 to November 30, you’ll be able to flit around in the alpha, getting into trouble in space or exploring Hurston; that’s the sim’s very first planet, also launching next week. The extended free period means you’ll have more time to fly every single ship in the game—they’re all going to be free for 24 hours, rotating daily.

Hurston was revealed back at Citizen 2018, in October. Chris Roberts walked the audience through the hub city of Lorville and then out into the wilderness, by foot and ship. The city in particular is striking, and Roberts boasts quite a bit about the AI NPCs that make it a “living, breathing place”, just like every other open world a developer has ever described. It does look impressive, though, and just like everything Roberts gets on stage to show off, extremely ambitious. Take the tour below.



Not sure my machine is beefy enough to run this. Free or not.


I just picked up X4: Foundations-a much better alternative to Star Citizen.