June 6th 2014
The MISC Freelancer is here!
We are pleased to announce that the MISC Freelancer line of variants is available starting today! You can learn about all four Freelancers in the brochure below, which outlines exactly why you might want to add this ship to your fleet. The Freelancer is a versatile, rugged starship capable of exploration and shipping roles. Whether exploring the depths of space or shipping cargo, the owner/operator of a Freelancer is his own man (or woman.)
Visit the MISC FREELANCER page for more on key elements of this chassis by Musashi Industrial & Starflight Concern. The SHIP SPECS matrix has been updated to reflect all of the Freelancer variants properties.
And be sure to watch the finale of The Next Great Starship: we’ll be premiering the Freelancer commercial trailer, showing off the ship’s features with some very cool visuals! TNGS airs live in this space, Saturday at 3 PM PST. If you can’t catch TNGS live, the commercial will be available in this space later tomorrow.
Three additional versions of Freelancer are being launched today:
The Freelancer DUR is a long-duration explorer ship, specifically outfitted for exploring strange new worlds!
Go big, or go home: Freelancer MAX is the line’s dedicated hauler, with additional cargo space for merchant captains!
The Freelancer MIS is the heavy hitter of the line: a powerful missile boat designed for use by the UEE military and now available for civilian operators!
These models are intended to show backers what they will be able to do with ship upgrades and modifications in the finished world, building base hulls out for more specific roles.
You can learn more about each in the brochure linked below, produced by MISC’s advertising division!
All of the Freelancer variants are now available in the Hangar! You can’t dogfight with them yet, but you can explore them like any of Star Citizen’s other ships. The DUR and the MAX are permanent additions to the pledge store, while the MIS will be available through Monday, June 16th. The MIS package even includes a limited-edition UEE coat (for those not interested in the MIS, the coat is available as a separate item, also for this week only.) It may return for special promotions in the future.
If you already have a Freelancer as part of a game package and would like to exchange the hull to a DUR, MAX or MIS you can do so with one of the upgrade packages listed below.
Remember: we are offering these pledge ships to help fund Star Citizen’s development. All of these ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game. The goal is to make additional ships available that give players a different experience rather than a particular advantage when the persistent universe launches.
The Hangar patch is now available! Freelancer variants should appear correctly in your Hangar at this time.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not be surprised if you log on to find a Deluxe Hangar! We have temporarily upgraded all Hangars to display the two The Next Great Starship finalists. Check them out and decide which you like best; the winner will be determined via live vote during the TNGS finale tomorrow at 3 PM PST!