Discovery mod is a full-scale expansion pack for Freelancer focused on continuing the story started in the vanilla campaign via the roleplay-driven multiplayer server an community forums. The mod and community currently host the most active remaining multiplayer experience for Freelancer and the mod introduces many new features including but not limited to new ship classes and types, ship equipment, player owned (and built) bases, jumpdrives, cloaking devices and equipment manufacturing as well as the ability to create, run and maintain player-led factions that shape, contribute and are a part of the ingame roleplay environment. This multiplayer-focused mod allows players to immerse themselves in the Freelancer world some time after the Nomad War from the singleplayer experience.
"In response to the increasing tensions between the Gas Miners Guild and Samura in the early 820s A.S., the Guild realized that relying solely on the Karasu as an internally produced snubcraft platform was inadvisable due to the inextensibility of a relatively light space superiority fighter. To solve this, the T-493-VHF "Benzaiten" space superiority fighter was designed by the GMG's top spaceflight engineers at Niigata Star City and brought into production at Helgoland in Sigma-13.
Designed to be as versatile as it is stylish, the Benzaiten is a medium-weight combat craft intended to be equipped for roles ranging from front line fighter combat and interdiction to station defense and convoy escort. Its razors edge development and completely in-house production line from materials procurement to final polishing makes it both a formidable fighter to rival that of the houses and a sure mainstay for the GMG fleet for years to come."
Model by Durandal, featuring cruise animations and animated cargo bay doors.