The Star Citizen site has been updated with a new FAQ to clear up some of the confusion that last week's announcement caused with regard to the separation between Star Citizen, the persistent world, and Squadron 42, the single-player campaign.
The most important piece of the write up is the plainly stated fact that those who have already backed Star Citizen will retain access to both games without requiring any additional purchase with the same for anyone who purchased Squadron 42 prior to the announced split. The split only affects sales after the announcement.
Additionally, the Fly Free program has been extended through February 14th for those who would like to see the game in its current state.
Why split Squadron 42 and Star Citizen?
When we started Star Citizen’s crowdfunding campaign, the plan was that earlier backers would get a lower price on the Star Citizen starter package than those that backed later. The plan was to first gradually increase the price and then split up various modules for “a la carte options.” This gave backers who joined the project early on and helped get it off the ground an advantage. With the package split, we’re accomplishing this objective without increasing the amount of money needed to join the persistent universe. The ‘package split’ is the first introduction of the anticipated a la carte option: you can pick which part of the game you’re interested in, for now the single player campaign or the persistent universe, and then can choose whether or not to purchase the other module as an add-on.
Head to the Star Citizen site to read the full FAQ.