Cloud Imperium Games have just added Hurston to Star Citizen, the game’s first fully explorable planet. The celebrate the event, CIG is offering a Free Fly even in Star Citizen next week.

From November 23rd through to December 1st, players will be able to download the most up-to-date version of Star Citizen and play for a week, free of charge. In what I believe is a first, players will be able to try out each and every flyable ship and vehicle during the Free Fly week. Ships cost anywhere from tens to hundreds of dollars, so this should be a great way to see what the fuss is all about, and also to judge of Star Citizen is worth dropping down a wodge a cash.

“Starting on November 23rd, every day, a different ship manufacturer in the game will make its entire flyable fleet available for a 24-hour test flight period,” said CIG.

“There may also be some surprises in store for those of you who make the trek out to Hurston and see what Lorville’s all about, as well as some fun interactive activities here on the website, so stay tuned.”

The full schedule for the Free Fly event can be viewed here. There are different ships rotating in and out of the selection every day, so if you’ve got one you’re keeping an eye on then you’ll have to be fairly organised.

The prospect of an explorable planet has me interested, I have to admit. Will it be a featureless void of a genuinely exciting place to traipse around? I guess there’s only one way to find out.