The commercial for Star Citizen's MISC Freelancer may be fake, but the desire to buy is quite real, thanks to the reassuringly gravelly narration of Aliens actor Lance Henriksen.

If I had a spare $125 to $180 to pledge towards a virtual ship, the Freelancer is the one I'd pledge it to. It's dependable and roomy, with the firepower to keep those long cargo runs incident free. Or something like that. Whatever, Lance Henriksen says it's the best, I'll go with that.


Along with the release of this latest in-engine work of commercial art, Star Citizen has also finished up its "The Next Great Starship" contest, with the winner getting their ship in the final game (it's in player hangers this weekend, as a special treat), and announced the game has reached $45 million in crowdfunding, nearly enough to hire Lance Henriksen to come to your house and read you bedtime stories every night for a year.

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