Star Citizen has now raised greater than half a billion {dollars} in crowdfunding


Star Citizen, the controversial area sim from developer Cloud Imperium Video games, has now raised greater than half a billion {dollars} in funding from backers.

Star Citizen’s exceedingly prolonged improvement is well-documented, with the sport nonetheless in alpha over a decade after manufacturing started. And whereas it is attracted some personal funding in that point, the overwhelming bulk has come by way of crowdfunding, starting with a profitable $2m USD Kickstarter in 2012 and ballooning from there.

As of immediately, Star Citizen has amassed $500,075,150 USD in crowdfunding from a complete of 4,096,384 backers, in keeping with the official Roberts Area Industries web site. Its earlier main milestone of $400m USD raised was reached final November, which means it is taken an additional ten months to accrue an extra $100m.

Star Citizen – Alpha 3.17.2 Trailer.

Whereas there’s nonetheless no trace of a closing launch date for Star Citizen a decade on, Cloud Imperium Video games has already began discussing plans for a number of sequels to Squadron 42, the sport’s long-awaited and much-delayed standalone single-player story journey.

It is also continued to push out updates for the primary recreation, its most up-to-date launch including the likes of derelict wrecks and settlements . Nevertheless, earlier this 12 months, Cloud Imperium made the choice to restrict the quantity of element it shared on its improvement roadmap, arguing it was doing so to forestall gamers from getting upset when issues have been delayed.

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