Star Citizen to deliver first content, hangars, to Kickstarter backers

Star Citizen, the space exploration MMO by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, is ready to launch. Well, sort of - hangars, the first piece of playable content, are about to be made available to those who backed the Star Citizen Kickstarter. The catch is that you won't be able to actually fly any of the ships parked in your space-garage, at least not yet.

According to a Polygon report, backers will be able to access their hangar, walk around it, look at their ships, and sit in the pilot seat, starting August 29. The hangars and ships included vary depending on backer level, but more will be added as time goes on. As Roberts and his team at Cloud Imperium Games continue to roll out content, the hangars will remain; these structures will be a permanent part of the Star Citizen universe.

Cloud Imperium Games plans to release major updates to Star Citizen every two months, with smaller updates every few weeks. By the end of the year, hangars will have a flight sim of their own so that players can take their virtual ships into another virtual world and have double-virtual dogfights. It's flight sim-ception in space!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.