Star Citizen has put out yet another expensive concept ship, and it’s a tank – literally

File this one under “bad press is still press right guys” or possibly “are you even kidding me right now”: Star Citizen announced today that it’s whipped up another concept ship, only it’s not a ship; it’s a tank. The pre-sale is currently open to folks who already purchased one of the Tumbril vehicles. The price? The warbond version starts at $95, and with addons, you can run your bill up to a reported $725. And lest we forget, we’re talking about concept vehicles, here; these are not items that will be accessible in the game any time soon.

Interestingly, the reception on the fan-stuffed subreddit has been rather chilly, chiefly because folks are there for the space stuff, which this isn’t.

Last week, the Massively OP staff picked Star Citizen to receive our “worst business model of 2017” award. The game currently has 60% of the reader vote to boot.

Also last week, the studio behind the game was sued in a California court by Crytek over its alleged misuse of the engine and copyrights in the development of Star Citizen and Squadron 42, the latter of which is scheduled for an infodump later this week. CIG has vehemently denied the allegations and signaled its intent to fight the suit.

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markfromindy

Because Chris Roberts hasn’t made enough money off this thing yet.

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Sally Bowls

I didn’t really understand the recent hate for the selling of moon land. I just don’t see any significant distinction if CIG asks for donations and offers pixels for land or space ships or ground ships. Whether you are excited or dubious to donate, I don’t think the type of virtual pixels matter that much. YMMV

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shear

The gameplay behind spaceships exists to some extent.
The gameplay behind land claims does not.
The gameplay behind tanks does not.

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Joe Blobers

Crowdfunding concept…. You pledged for something that does not exist… Aurora, Gladius, Connie, Hornet… all of them were a nice picture until we get them in Arena Commander/PU… At time of pledge we knew ships were supposed to fly… and not much.
Tank will have a tank gameplay like Ursa have a ground vehicle gameplay with or without turret/missile.

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agemyth 😩

Well they finally put out footage of S42 with Mark Hamill in it, so I guess they need to make the money back from that 2 minutes they gave us.

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Armsbend

Movie tie in fund raiser. *yawn*

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Alex Willis

To adapt the tag line from the trailer…

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Seaton

keep the welfare coming in until they find an A.I. to complete the game for them.

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Jon Wax

every time a see a story about SC it reminds me to ask one simple question:

how is Dual Universe doing?

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Melissa McDonald

I have to admit that one has captured my imagination… Landmark in Space? YES!

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deekay_plus

they showed off some live server game play stuff a couple months ago. was quite impressive.

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Armsbend

This scam has become an even bigger joke than I ever envisioned it could become.

I like the fact that no content will be created going forward unless people pay up.

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agemyth 😩

It is difficult to for me to even have anything to say about this crap anymore. I don’t always agree with your approach, but I applaud your dedication to the good cause of stating “this is ridiculous and/or unethical” in your own way.

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Armsbend

Thanks. I sincerely feel it is a slap in the face to consumers and has degraded the entire industry. Now that is known to the general populace as more of a joke it’s impact is less so – but Star Citizen continues to be a detriment. Until people wake up, realize they have been had and make this well finally dry up.

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Melissa McDonald

I’m going to be the SC version of a Broke Girl, a 2nd class citizen wheeling around the galaxy in my cheap little starter craft, enjoying none of the benefits of the myriad of ships and vehicles that I was tempted to preorder, probably ganked until I ragequit, or am bankrupted from repairs and maintenance, because I’m not giving them another dime. Is that the game you envisioned, Chris Roberts?

We wish you a merry ship-mas and some happy new gear!

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Armsbend

Likely you just won’t play it because something better will be right there beside it.

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shear

You know when a big publisher starts money grabbing it’s disgusting but you know that there is a board of directors that don’t know anything about video games that make those decisions,

However, when an independent developer does it, you know it’s rotting from the inside.

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Armsbend

What if it were a scam the entire time? From concept to execution a scam to fund his next Hollywood dream.

At this point I’d say the odds of that are much higher than it not being that.

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Shiro Madoushi

Store Citizen is the best damn game you will ever play through a browser window.