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Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 Has Arrived!

Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 Has Arrived!

Monday, April 23, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 Has Arrived!

Well, it seems that long awaited day has come.  Yes, Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 is now live!  The long awaited release of the official game contains Character Customization, Service Beacons, new ships and weapons, improvements to the system framework of the game, and a continually developing first person cinematic introductory storyline campaign.  Five new ships have been added to the update – the swift Razor, imposing Reclaimer, rough and tumble Cyclone, stout Terrapin, and slick Nox Kue variant.  The Aegis Vulcan, the only Star Citizen ship that can rearm, repair, and refuel ships in distress, via four remote-controlled drones, was a promotional ship that was only available throughout the month of March.  So, if you didn’t get a chance to secure your purchase of one and the limited customizable skin offer…..better luck next time!  Time to sharpen up those piracy skills and get ready for some hungry players out there who want your loot!  For the rest of you who are fortunate enough to purchase some of these lovely new space trophies, make sure to keep your peeled for bandits!

According to a newsletter dated April 6, 2018:

We successfully released Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 to the PU last weekend, adding the first iterations of Character Customization and Service Beacons to the growing ‘verse, along with new ships and weapons, and improvements to frame rate and visuals. Thanks to everyone in the Community that helped with testing.

You can get the inside story on everything our teams across the globe have been up to during March, from getting 3.1 out the door, to working on features planned for future releases, the development of Squadron 42, and more, in our monthly report.

With 3.1 in full swing, our developers now look ahead to the rest of this year’s quarterly releases, beginning with 3.2, which you can see reflected on our public Roadmap. To that end, the Roadmap will continue to be reworked, taking into account the feedback from last month’s backer survey, to better align with player priorities, and the flow of development. So, expect to see even more changes in the coming weeks. With focus on quality of life improvements and performance, the goal is to continue to make Star Citizen a more satisfying experience for players overall.

With every release, new ships are introduced into the PU, and 3.1 sees five vessels ready for takeoff. From the cyclopean Aegis Reclaimer to the nimble Nox Kue, these newly operable vehicles offer various ways to adventure through the universe. All five ships are being offered, along with some older favorites, with a special war bond option that lets you secure them at their original concept prices. This special only last through Monday April 9th, so grab one now and get flying.

Centurion Subscribers get a chance to chase the checkered flag this month, with access to the MISC Razor – March’s ship of the month. And Imperator Subscribers can try out all five of the ships debuting in Alpha 3.1, by taking part in the latest Test Flight. This month also sees the release of new Subscriber flair, beginning with exclusive finishes for the Gemini pistol.

CitizenCon 2948 is coming up in October, in Austin Texas. We’re currently finalizing venue details, but stay tuned, as more updates and ticket information will be coming soon.

Remember to check out this week’s shows. Around the Verse brings us a UK studio update, and an in-depth look into the mobiGlas and its evolving apps, Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy takes us to the Nul system, Calling All Devs answers questions about ship docking and scanning, and Reverse the Verse Live gives mad props to the props teams, as Ben Curtis and Cory Bamford join Jared to answer questions from the Community.

I look forward to begin playing the long awaited Squadron 42 intro campaign and I hope to meet you somewhere out there in the distant stars!  Remember I come in peace, unless you don’t…..well…..maybe.  Good luck and be careful out there!