Star Citizen has dropped its premium access tiers in favour of allowing all backers to enjoy every new build.
Star Citizen has attracted 1 million backers now, and all of them can play every bit of the game instead of having to purchase the Alpha Access tier or $5 module passes.
“In honor of our newest Citizen (really, our thousands of new Citizens) we would like to give something back to the entire community for all your incredible support,” Chris Roberts wrote in a Roberts Space Industries news post.
“Anyone who has pledged for a Star Citizen Package can now play today without worrying they won’t have access to some portion of the ‘Verse in the future. No Star Marine pass, no Alpha 2.0 pass… no additional payment needed for any module in the works, pre-release.”
In future, any build which need to be restricted will go up on a public test server, but all backers will be able to access every new, live build on release.
Those who have already paid up to gain premium access will be compensated. Alpha Access pass holders will receive 10,000 UEC and Arena Commander pass holders will receive 5,000 UEC. Credit payments will be made over the next few days.
“You also have my most sincere thanks: you were our vanguard, the battalion that fought the good fight from the beginning,” Roberts said.
“Your impact on Star Citizen will never be forgotten, for without your early faith we couldn’t be where we are today.”
Thanks, PC Gamer.