Star Citizen Crosses $20 Million in Crowd-Funding
Chris Roberts’ space simulation just keeps making it rain.
Announced on Roberts Space Industries’ site, Star Citizen creator and Cloud Imperium founder Chris Roberts has revealed that the game has crossed $20 million in funding, with the past 4.5 months helping to raise $10 million thanks in part to a highly successful Kickstarter cmapaign.
Roberts stated that, “It was not quite a year ago when we began our voyage with this incredible community. Honestly, we never dreamed we’d reach this point so quickly. It’s a testament to the passion that our backers have for space sims and PC gaming. We have the best community in all of gaming and they are literally taking part in helping us develop Star Citizen.
“We are breaking new ground in community interaction. The fans are involved through feedback forums, polls and direct contact with our dev team, and all the while they are continuing to back our project even more and helping us put out the word about Star Citizen. Our backers are our sales force. It’s really quite liberating for us and for our fans who are helping us create the dream of a true AAA PC game without the restrictions of a publisher.”