Crowdfunded house simulation recreation Star Citizen has launched its $27,000 (£20,000) Legatus Pack, which incorporates almost all its spacecraft plus extras.
Star Citizen Online Game Launches $27,000 Gamers' Pack!
Solely gamers who’ve already spent $1,000 within the recreation can entry the pack.
Cloud Imperium, the creators of Star Citizen, has acquired greater than $200m in crowdfunding since launching a Kickstarter marketing campaign for it in 2012.
In response to its web site it has greater than two million gamers, though the sport itself remains to be in growth.
Star Citizen goals to create an enormous science fiction universe that may be explored in dozens of spaceships, with first-person house fight, all on-line and multi-player.
A single-player model, Squadron 42, is at present being developed and can embrace performances by Hollywood actors together with Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman and Gillian Anderson.
Each are overseen by US video games developer Chris Roberts, who made the Wing Commander franchise.
Whereas luxurious in-game packages aren’t unusual, the pricing of the Legatus pack is unusually excessive, mentioned Steve Bailey, senior analyst at IHS Markit.
“Regardless of there being no ‘actual’ object hooked up to this package deal, it could nonetheless provide tangible worth to consumers,” he mentioned.
“Placing apart the advertising worth of this transfer, purchases like this could bestow particular standing on consumers inside Star Citizen’s group, in addition to providing excessive shortcuts to a extra superior function throughout the recreation itself.”
Nonetheless, he added that it additionally raised two potential issues.
“Can Star Citizen can keep the type of compelling visibility from right here on out to justify these sorts of premiums on its contents, and what sort of affect does this have on the sport’s equity, as perceived by different gamers?”