Quote:Star Citizen is an old-school game. That means that you purchase the game, any expansions, and playing single-player, multiplayer, or MMO-style are free. The pledge packages available come with the alpha, beta, full single-player game, and the hosted MMO-universe with ship(s) for less than $60. You can, of course, get a more expensive pledge that comes with a bigger ship and other odds and ends as well.
It will likely never be a free-to-download game, though; especially since it will have a massive single-player story along with it.