After much complaining in the SC forums, Cloud Imperium has decided to change the permanence of the two ships in the pledge store to a limited sale, ending 09/22/2014.

If you want an M-50 or 350r, you've got until Monday to get it, but both will be available in the PU (Persistent Universe) after golive. There may be another limited sale before the game goes live, but nothing is scheduled at this time. The Mustang is expected to be available very soon and that also is expected to be available in a racing variant.

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