Star Citizen's free fly week ends with $7 million raised, game packs discounted

Star Citizen (opens in new tab)'s free week has come to a close, and clearly enough players enjoyed themselves that they decide to splash some cash on the space sim. The game received around $7 million in backing over the week, bringing its total raised to more than $208 million.

Last Monday alone it raised more than $1,390,000, according to the game's funding tracker (opens in new tab), which is more than it manages in some entire weeks. During the free fly week (opens in new tab), players could try 80 ships and explore the game's first planet, Hurston, and its first city, Lorville, both of which were added last month in an update (opens in new tab).

If you enjoyed the free week but still haven't bought it, then you can currently do so at a discount. One of the game's $45 ship packages—the cheapest way to buy an entry ticket—is down to $35 (opens in new tab). That will get you a copy of the game, the Aurora Marque ship, 72 months of ship insurance and 1,000 UEC in starting money (pocket change, really). 

Other more expensive ship packages (opens in new tab) are similarly discounted.

For those that tried out the free fly week—how did you find it? Did it make you want to sign up fully? What did you think of Lorville? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks, Twinfinite (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.