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The latest patch of the most crowdfunded project in history brings a new set of features and additions to Star Citizen.

Star Citizen 1.1 includes the addition of two new ships to your armada! The Aegis Dynamics Retaliator will now appear in the Hangar and the Gladius light fighter is now available for combat in Arena Commander. If you fly a Gladius, we’re eager to hear how you think it stacks up in combat!

These ships will have a price range between $90 and $300.

In honor of today’s release, we have issued a new version of the Arena Commander manual

The manual can be viewed here.

The patch also brings a new set of controls:

Starting with 1.1, you no longer access Arena Commander through your ships. Instead, every Hangar is now equipped with a SimPod that will let you play Arena Commander and, soon, Star Marine.

Finally, the patch also adds a host of new and upcoming systems among them 64-bit conversion, a new character rig, dynamic damage system, rental credits, and as a bonus to existing backers, 5,000 REC.

The full patch notes can be found here.

The progress and level of funding for Star Citizen has been stunning. Each and every one of its stretch goals has been met and the money continues to pour in. However, meeting stretch goals can be a challenge for many teams who are over ambitious with their promises and budgeting such as Godus, and Broken Age. So far, Chris Roberts and the developers at Cloud Imperium Games seem to have it under control, but with speculation that it may break $100 million in funding, there is no telling if the developers can craft a game worthy of meeting those lofty expectations. Time will tell.

So what is your take on Star Citizen? Are you involved and if so, how does the game handle so far? Does it earn its whopping funding so far? Sound off in the comments below.

Nader Hobballah

I am the current manager of the video game review page The Murfreesboro Pulse. You can check out my work over there. I enjoy PC games in general. I also delve into consoles from time to time.