Star Citizen purchases will shortly become slightly more expensive for European games.
Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games has elected to open a European publishing arm based in the UK.
In some ways this is good news, because it will allow for local customer support, but it does also mean that purchases made by European customers will be subject to local laws – and taxes. Yes, the VAT is coming.
According to a Roberts Space Industries post, the VAT will come into effect on February 1, so you have a little while left to take advantage of lower prices before it applies.
“We wish there were an alternative to charging the tax, but also believe that it is in our best interest to expand Star Citizen’s footprint to a part of the world that has proven to be truly passionate about space games,” the company said.
“By popular request, we will make a selection of limited edition and wave two ships available again during the week of January 26, in case there’s a past favourite you missed out on and would like to pick up before the international publishing switches over to RSI. Please check this space on the 26th for a list of available ships.”