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.