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The recently held Citizencon 2014 brough some Star Citizen surprises, and the first one is the announcement of the elegant interstellar yacht Origin 890 Jump.
The 890 Jump is the crown jewel in Origin’s spacecraft line. A fully-equipped interstellar yacht, the 890 Jump isn’t just a beautiful silhouette: it’s ready for dozens of potential roles, from high-security trading to organization leadership to command and control.
The Origin 890 Jump is a rare sight, but a lasting one. Its very presence signifies power: used as a personnel transport, the 890 Jump is the prized possession of CEOs, politicians, holo stars and the like. Whether they’re traveling from Earth to Terra or exploring uncharted stars, the 890 leads the way in everything it does.
The announcement came with a full brochure for the Jump and the 85X Runabout Two-seater shuttle it carries, and a set of beautiful artwork that you can enjoy at the bottom of the post.
The Jump is definitely a ship for the wealthy and famous, as the limited pre-launch purchase costs $600. Luckily that’s just for those that want to start the game with it, and all ships will also be available for in-game credits after Star Citizen‘s release.
But there’s more. The developer also showcased an absolutely spectacular landing sequence of a Constellation on a planet (recorded by YouTube user Why485), and I almost cried with joy when I saw it. No. I’m not kidding or exaggerating. Just watch it alongside the downright lovely “commercial” video of the Drake Cutlass, showing how you tango in space.