Star Citizen Xi’An Scout available – Shown in video and shots

21 Jun 2014  by   Paul Younger
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If you’re looking to throw more cash at Star Citizen then there’s now a new ship available for purchase.

The Xi’An Scout is up for sale and it costs $150 which is not exactly cheap but it is a little more unusual as this alien ship flies differently from the other ships.

The Khartu is the light attack craft of the Xi’An military. Contrary to Human ship design, the Khartu doesn’t have a traditional main thruster, instead featuring an array of maneuvering thrusters on articulated rigs. This design allows for incredible agility, making them the bane of UEEpilots, who bestowed the nickname ‘Quark’ because when all of the thrusters are firing, the ship looks like a spark flying through space. The Xi’an Aopoa corporation also manufactures an export model, the Khartu-al, for sale to human civilians as a dedicated scout/explorer. The export model features the same Xi’an maneuvering rig, but control surfaces modified for human use and a more limited armament.

The ship won’t be appearing in the hangar or Arena Commander yet but they have been added to the pledge store this week until 27 June.

To coincide with the reveal, which also demonstrates the new Holographic Web viewer, there’s concept art and a new video of UEE spy footage of the Khartu in action which you can see below. It does look pretty stunning.

With the ship being pricey it’s no surprise so much money has been raised by Cloud Imperium. Let’s hope the final game lives up to everyone’s expectations.

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