While the grand live events we expect around this time of year have not been able to go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloud Imperium Games are able to push forward with digital Star Citizen events such as the annual Intergalactic Aerospace Expo. From now until 2 December 2020, a free fly event will be held which allows all gamers (whether they have pledged towards a subscription or not) to log into the game and explore the verse in an Origin 100i Starter Ship.
But it wouldn’t be an IAE event with lots of ship rentals. Every day over this period, players are encouraged to head to the newly unveiled Tobin Expo Centre on New Babbage, Microtech. Here, players will be able to freely rent a range of ships from a variety of ship manufacturers, in addition to catching a glimpse at in-development ships. This is arguably a much nicer convention hall than the one in Area18, allowing ships to be more spaced out with much better lighting.
Below is the current IAE 2950 schedule, which will shuffle through each of the manufacturers until focusing in on the top four “Best in Show” crafts.
|Date||Ship Manufacturer||Ships on Display|
|20/11/2020 – 21/11/2020||Consolidated Outland,|
|Nomad, Mustang Alpha, Mustang Beta, Mustang Delta, Mustang Gamma, Argo MOLE, Argo MPUV 1C, Argo MPUV 1P, Greycat ROC, Greycat PTV|
|21/11/2020 – 22/11/2020||Aegis Dynamics||Avenger Stalker, Avenger Titan, Avenger Titan Renegade, Avenger Warlock, Eclipse, Gladius, Gladius Valiant, Hammerhead, Reclaimer, Retaliator Bomber, Sabre, Sabre Comet, Vanguard Hoplite, Vanguard Harbinger, Vanguard Sentinel, Vanguard Warden|
|22/11/2020 – 23/11/2020||Anvil Aerospace||Arrow, Ballista, C8X Pisces, Carrack, Hornet F7C, Hornet F7C Wildfire, Hornet F7C-M Super Hornet, Hornet F7C-R Tracker, Hornet F7C-S Ghost, Gladiator, Hawk, Hurricane, Terrapin, Valkyrie|
|23/11/2020 – 24/11/2020||Crusader,|
|Mercury Star Runner, Cyclone, Cyclone AA, Cyclone RC, Cyclone RN, Cyclone TR, P-52 Merlin, P-72 Archimedes|
|24/11/2020 – 25/11/2020||MISC||Freelancer, Freelancer DUR, Freelancer MAX, Freelancer MIS, Prospector, Razor, Razor EX, Razor LX, Reliant Kore, Reliant Mako, Reliant Sen, Reliant Tana, Starfarer Gemini|
|25/11/2020 – 26/11/2020||Drake Interplanetary||Buccaneer, Caterpillar, Cutlass Black, Cutlass Blue, Cutlass Red, Dragonfly Black, Herald|
|26/11/2020 – 27/11/2020||Aopoa,|
|Aopoa Khartu-al, Aopoa Nox, Aopoa Nox Kue, Banu Defender, Esperia Blade, Esperia Glaive, Esperia Prowler|
|27/11/2020 – 28/11/2020||Origin Jumpworks GmhH||85X, 100i, 125a, 135c, 300i, 315p, 325a, 350r, 600i Touring, 890 Jump, M50|
|Roberts Space Industries||Aurora CL, Aurora ES, Aurora LN, Aurora LX, Aurora MR, Constellation Andromeda, Constellation Aquila, Constellation Phoenix, Mantis, Ursa Rover|
|29/11/2020 – 2/12/2020||Best in Show||Aegis Eclipse, Anvil Carrack, Anvil Valkyrie, Drake Cutlass Black|
And if you find a ship you particularly like, they will be on-sale via the Pledge Store while on display in the hall. If you are new to Star Citizen and need to create an account, click HERE to register (Please note that this link includes my personal referral code, you are welcome to remove it if you so wish).