Fly free with Star Citizen this weekend

Star Citizen is offering everyone a free weekend with the game — it ends tomorrow — using the code given out to PAX East 2015 goers last week. Be warned, the demo client is 20 GB.

To get started, one needs a Star Citizen account (or to create one). Then, enter the code SXSWFREEFLY2K15 at this site and get to downloading. (Correction: An earlier version of this post gave an incorrect code. We regret the error.)

The demo allows players to fly an Anvil Hornet F7C trainer ship in the Arena Commander space combat module, and walk around the Hangar Module in first person mode.

Twenty gigabytes is a hefty download for a demo; it’s also one-fifth of what Cloud Imperium expects will be a 100GB main client when the completed game finally launches sometime in 2016.

For more on Star Citizen, which is probably going to raise more than $100 million in crowdfunding when it’s all said and done, see Polygon’s hands-on impressions from early February.