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Cloud Imperium Games introduce bikes to Star Citizen

Published: 08:36, 13 May 2019
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Cloud Imperium Games have released another look at what they have in store for players in the near future. This time around it turned out to be three versions of the Tumbril Ranger and a peek into the sound design of Star Citizen.

Cloud Imperium Games' latest Inside Star Citizen episode contained a few glimpses at what happens behind the scenes and a new reveal - the three variations of the Tumbril Ranger bike. These nimble vehicles will serve for ground exploration but each of them will have distinct roles.

For example, the Tuner variation which is called Ranger RC will be the quickest vehicle to get players from point A to point B. It is the fastest of the three and has the best handling but lacks other amenities that Touring and Combat variations have.

Speaking of which, Touring will not be as quick as the Tuner but it will be used for transporting goods. The Ranger CV will feature a few storage compartments for carrying items and a bigger fuel tank that will double the time players can spend driving around.

Ranger TR is the Combat variation of the bike. It may not be as fast as the Tuner or be able to move around for as long as Touring but it has guns to shoot stuff with. That is not the only advantage, however. Since this is the vehicles players will be taking into combat situations, it is also built for them.

Tires of Ranger TR are made to be more durable and to accommodate for rough terrain and the bike's frame is built to endure harsher elements and presumably gunfire to some extent.

As per usual with CIG, these vehicles don't come free and neither do they come cheap.

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Ranger CV and Ranger RC, or the transport one and the quick one, will set players back $30 to $35 each, depending on the option they choose, while the combat Ranger will go for $35 to $40. Maybe CIG need to replenish the massive budget they by now while developing about one per cent of the promised content.

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