$400 Star Citizen Ship Announced, See Images and Get Details Here

"Space travel, as it was meant to be."


Cloud Imperium Games has announced the latest ship available to buy for its PC space game Star Citizen, and it's one of the most epic--and expensive--ships made available to date.

The Genesis Starliner is described as a "next-generation passenger ship" built using the "highest quality parts." For $400, you can experience space travel "as it was meant to be," Cloud Imperium Games writes on a special landing page for the ship.

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Forty passengers and eight crew can fit aboard the Genesis Starliner, which also includes a "fully modular interior" that allows players to customize it at their discretion. Want a luxury-themed state room? Sure. A no-passenger cargo configuration is also totally acceptable.

The theme for the Starliner is that, unlike other Star Citizen ships, this one has not been built to exist inside any traditional parameters.

"One of our dreams when planning Star Citizen was to go beyond the typical space sim experience," Cloud Imperium said. "We've built a lot of ships along traditional lines: fighters, bombers, battleships and carriers all have a natural (and fun!) gameplay role in a world at war. Ships like the Orion, the Carrack and the Reclaimer all come naturally, too: mining asteroids, exploring new worlds and the like are all types of gameplay that fall naturally into our universe. But with the Starliner, we're introducing something new: a ship that doesn't have a naturally apparent style of gameplay."

"We've said it again and again over the past two years: we want Star Citizen to be a living, breathing world," the developer added. "Which means spending resources building out (and building up) ships that would exist in a real world, even when they aren’t combatants or adventurers. Our job with the Starliner was to determine how passenger travel in the 'verse would be both fun and necessary… and then to build out a ship worthy of that system. Designers have spent a lot of time working on the realism: everything from safety features (detailed below) to a plan for how to make passenger travel fun, interesting and rewarding for those who choose to fly the Genesis.

You can buy the Starliner today at the Star Citizen website here. For a closer look at the ship and crew, check out some concept art in the gallery below.

With close to $85 million in funding, Star Citizen is the most successful crowdfunded game in history.

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