First off, thanks to everyone who joined us in Cologne, Germany during Gamescom week. The team had a great time getting to meet many of you in person, and participate in our first ever Gamescom Town Hall Q&A, which is available to watch on YouTube here.
Alongside Gamescom festivities, we also revealed Crusader Industries latest ship, the Mercury Star Runner. Built with the same engineering and design principals that have made Crusader the go-to manufacturer for galactic transport on any scale, the star runner chassis sets new standards for data and cargo conveyance. Join the Manhunt with an interactive mini-game in the ARK Starmap, and find out more about this ship here.
In addition, you can now get into the ‘Verse for free for a limited time, and explore in several ships and vehicles: dogfight in the Avenger, bust rocks with the MISC Prospector, haul freight (or steal it) with the Cutlass Black, and live dangerously in the Dragonfly. If you have any questions on where to get started, we’ve also made an FAQ to make it easy.
Lastly, what better way to compliment the Gamescom Free-Fly than with a Commercial Contest, this time for the MISC Prospector! Find out all of the details here.
And with that, let’s see what else is going on this week:
Every week on Calling All Devs, designers, engineers, and other developers from our five offices around the world answer backer questions submitted on Spectrum and voted for by YOU. This week we talk about multi-crew Arena Commander, waypoints, personal hangars, and more. Watch the full episode when it releases here.
Numerous serialized fiction stories have appeared in Jump Point but have never been made available to all backers. As laid out in our Lore Release Schedule, the fourth Tuesday of each month will be dedicated to bringing you these stories one exciting chapter at a time.
Thursday will welcome another episode of Around the Verse where we’ll take a look at the latest Star Citizen news with a project update.
Finally, make sure to tune in on Friday for another episode of Reverse the Verse, broadcast live on our Star Citizen Twitch channel. Stay tuned for further information about who our special guests will be and keep an eye on Spectrum for the Questions Thread!
We’ll see you in the ‘Verse!
Lead Community Manager