Star Citizen has been one of the more anticipated space simulation games in recent memory. It has been through a lot of developmental turmoil, but the developer Cloud Imperium Games is still keen on getting it out to fans as quickly as possible.

If you’ve been excited about its pending release and want to see what potential it has, then get ready. For nearly a week, Star Citizen will be free to play on PC. The free trial starts today so you can head on over to the game’s official website and create an account to get started.

Once you’re in, you’ll get to experience a pretty in-depth space simulation experience. There will be quite a variety of ships available, which will be rotated out as to give you an idea of the different types and their special mechanics.

Players who’ve already enjoyed the unfinished product have a lot of good things to say. The progression provides endless content. You’re constantly looking to purchase and collect new ships and customize them to your liking. You can do so in your own hangar, which you have the ability to customize.

After you’re done tweaking your ships, you can take them out in space and see how they perform against AI and other players. You’ll do so in the Arena Commander portion of Star Citizen. There are different modes in this domain. The Free Flight portion is great if you just want to fly around without the threat of being attacked.

Then when you’re ready for some real action, you can check out Vanduul Swarm. It lets up to four players compete against computer-controlled ships in intense and memorable space combat.

There’s also a Star Marine portion of the game, which involves in-fiction ground combat simulation. Overall, Star Citizen is a pretty well-rounded space simulation experience that is generating a lot of buzz this year.

It still seems like it has a ways to go before it officially releases, but it’s nice to see the developer letting a new wave of gamers check out what they’ve been missing.

Things haven’t been easy for Cloud Imperium Games, what with the legal battle and constant delays. Still, they’ve kept their nose to the grindstone and have done everything they can to make improvements and bring new content.

Hopefully they can keep the momentum going so that PC gamers can finally check out a finished product.

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