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Arena Commander Mode Coming To Star Citizen Backers This Month

by Kyle Hilliard on May 18, 2014 at 06:54 AM

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Backers of Star Citizen (which is up to more than $43 million in funding) will gain limited access to the game's Arena Commander mode very soon.

In a post on the Star Citizen website, mastermind Chris Roberts wrote that the single player Free Flight and Vanduul Swarm Arena Commander games modes will be available to backers on May 29. Roberts did add a caveat that it is entirely possible that a bug could pop up preventing release on that date, but Roberts and his team are confident.

May 29 also marks when the game will open up to the first multiplayer testers. You can find more details about the development schedule by heading here.

For more on Star Citizen, you can head here to find a hour-long presentation detailing the game's development alongside some impressive gameplay footage.

[Source: Roberts Space Industries, via Joystiq]


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