Star Citizen is now very close to $41.000.000 in crowd funding, and Cloud Imperium Games released more artwork showcasing the Idris frigate and the crossbow that will be given to backers of Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar.
Those that know Star Citizen are probably wondering why I called the Idris a frigate, when it’s supposed to be a corvette. Apparently the development team wants to use the Idris as the first capital ship for the Squadron 42 single player campaign, but they noticed that the corvette design simply didn’t have room for a flight deck able to carry multiple Hornet fighters.
In addition to that, they realized that the ship would need more room for more features like a repair tender, a medical bay and so forth in order to be believable, so they redesigned it. Since the new Idris ended up a hundred meters long, they also decided to reclassify it to a frigate. The sweetest part is that anyone that pledged for it, will now have a frigate instead of a corvette.
The team also promised that for those that want a more agile corvette, a different one will be designed.
But without further ado, if you want to check out the new Idris and the crossbow, you can find them in the gallery below. If you aren’t very familiar with Star Citizen, or you just want to ogle on some sweet starships, you can also check out our two features (part 1 and part 2) showcasing an enormous amount of screenshots of all the ships that are already available.