Star Citizen is probably not “out” as an official, packaged product… but. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped Roberts Area Industries from teaming up with Intel to convey avid gamers an unique ship for Star Citizen via a partnership with the product maker.
The information rolled out throughout this 12 months’s Citizencon 2017 that is presently going down as of the writing of this text in Frankfurt, Germany. In line with an article on Polygon, avid gamers who buy the 480GB model of the Intel Optane SSD 900P for $599 will obtain a particular key to entry the solely designed Sabre Raven.
The ship was really particularly designed at Intel’s request, and you may solely have the ability to get it by buying the SSD. For these of you who’re completionist and completely will need to have the Sabre Raven, there is a cheaper different to buying the ship by buying the 280GB model of the Optane SSD for $389.
The Sabre Raven is alleged to be a variant of the Aegis Sabre, however it has a particular livery and is alleged to be one of many quickest ships in its class as a fight fighter. You’ll be able to’t get a correct have a look at this specific variant of the ship over on the official website, however it’s very sleekly designed from the close-up photos obtainable. It is also barely lighter than the opposite two variants of the Sabre, and it has a number of different slight tweaks to its methods, together with barely higher shields and weapon methods.
You are not in a position to buy the Sabre proper now, with the location exhibiting that it is unavailable. Nevertheless, the discover on the location states that the Sabre variants could also be prepared within the PTU model of alpha three.zero of Star Citizen.
In the meanwhile alpha 3.0 goes via the “Evocati” check part, the place round 800 backers have been chosen to supply suggestions and options on the sport in addition to assist play-test to search out bugs and glitches that the QA staff could have missed. This has prompted for Cloud Imperium Video games to spend time hammering down and ironing out the bugs earlier than alpha three.zero is able to transfer into the general public check realm, also referred to as the PTU.
In line with Polygon, the ship and this promotion is simply tied to the MMO model of Star Citizen and never the single-player marketing campaign generally known as Squadron 42. The previous is extra of a persistent universe the place gamers will have the ability to enterprise a few procedurally generated universe, partaking in quite a lot of missions whereas buying new ships, tools, associates and enemies alike. The latter is a single-player story-driven marketing campaign mode that is purported to be the non secular successor to the Wing Commander games.
Beforehand the Sabre was purchasable from the location, based on Polygon; after hanging a cope with Intel, the flexibility to accumulate the Sabre from the RSI web site was made unavailable. Players will have the ability to play-test the alpha 3.0 build of Star Citizen over the weekend to get a really feel for among the autos. Extra ships and transports will likely be made obtainable each time alpha three.zero is launched for the general public.