There’s apparently another new Star Citizen ship on the way. A pretty pricey one, too. That news isn’t terribly remarkable considering some of the ship costs currently available, but what may raise eyebrows is how it was revealed and the fact that this spacecraft makes use of gameplay mechanics that aren’t even in the alpha build yet.
A thread on ResetEra unveiled the whole matter, showing images to a special Aegis VIP Event in Frankfurt, Germany, where Concierge backers would have a Q&A with Chris Roberts and some devs and be shown a “special Aegis announcement.” This event, by the way, was a ticketed event, with admission costing $274.73. In spite of this, remarkably, all of the tickets reportedly sold out.
So what was the Aegis announcement? The Aegis Nautilus Solstice Limited Edition – Warbond. This mouthful of a spacecraft is capable of laying mines or sweeping and disarming mines, features an industrial hangar, and lifetime insurance, all for an eye-watering $675. It should be noted that not only is this ship not flyable yet, but laying mines, sweeping for mines, and disarming mines are not gameplay features that are in Star Citizen’s alpha build yet either.
As one would expect, there’s been plenty of discussion about this new craft, and much of it has been featuring some spicy reactions, with one redditor calling the price tag “a small price to pay to taste CIG’s boot polish” and another redditor rather intelligently pointing out the difficulty of laying mines in a game with full 3-D movement.