Roberts Space Industries has revealed a new ship that players can pre-order for use in the oft-delayed Star Citizen. The MISC Endeavor is a “modular science platform” that can be purchased for use when the game launches in 2017. The MISC Endeavor comes in a variety of configurations, but to get the whole package you’ll have to drop $900.
“Musashi Industrial & Starflight Concern is proud to present the Endeavor-class research vessel, a fully modular space platform designed to be adapted for a variety of scientific and medical tasks,” says the in-universe announcement. “Initially developed as a floating laboratory, the MISC Endeavor can be outfitted for everything from spatial telescopy to use as mobile hospital. Today, we are pleased to offer your choice of an Endeavor hull in varying configurations or the option to ‘build your own’ by choosing individual component sections.”
The Endeavor is part of the game’s move away from just offering combat oriented ships, instead focusing on a persistent universe where players can decide what to do. Depending on the configuration, the Endeavor can have multiple different pods for various uses. Scientific and medical pods can be bought for use.
Each of these pods costs between $45 and $125 a piece. The base ship can be bought for $350, with different pre-made configurations being offered. The maxed out ship is at a staggering $900 price tag. All funds generated from the sale go toward production of Star Citizen.
Star Citizen has been an endless source of controversy as its crowdfunding money has continued to grow to astronomical levels. Currently the crowdfunding figures are just shy of $90 million. With only a few sections of the game available, and multiple delays hitting recently, some are questioning whether the project will ever truly come together and deliver on its large promises. $900 ships certainly add fuel to the controversy, but fans are still grabbing them up, hoping that the money will enhance the final product in some way.