Written by Lance Alexander
And I do quote, straight from the Robert Space Industries website
“Greetings, Citizens! We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve passed 100,000 pledges and approaching $7 million in total! The amount of support the community has given us in getting this game’s development started has been incredible; we won’t disappoint you!
We know you’re looking forward to seeing more ships and so today we have a special sneak preview: an interview with artist Jim Martin talking about his design process for the Freelancer… and showing off a few renders of the work so far! We think you’ll be very pleased with how this one is coming along.
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Builder: MISC (Musashi Industrial & Starflight Concern)
Crew (max): 2
Mass (empty): 55,000 KG
Focus: Long-Range Exploration / Heavy Mercantile
MISC is known for producing efficient, modular, middle-of-the-road ships, primarily transports of different sizes. Freelancers are used as long haul merchant ships by major corporations, but they are just as frequently repurposed as dedicated exploration vessels by independent captains who want to operate on the fringes of the galaxy. Don’t let some of the alien technology in the cockpit surprise you: the Freelancer’s design owes several of its internal systems to a lend-lease deal with the Xi’An.
Upgrade Capacity: 10
Cargo Capacity: 20 tonnes
Max. Class: Anti-Matter
Thrusters: 2x TR5, 8 x TR2
4 x Class 2: Equipped 2 x Behring M3A Laser Cannon
2 x Class 3: Equipped 2 x Talon Stalker Image Recognition missiles
1 x Class 4: Equipped 1x Behring M5A Laser Cannon (turret)
Similar to… Galaxy, Gea Transit, Humpback, Imperial Shuttle”