Star Citizen Becomes the Gaming's Biggest Crowd-funding Project Ever
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Star Citizen has secured over $6.2 million and over 89,000 pledges at 2:00 p.m. EST, and now it has become the highest-grossing crowd-funded gaming project ever. More importantly, it has achieved a laundry list of stretch goals over and above its initial $2 million target. In addition,it unlocked a slew of additional features (including more ships, star systems, mod tools, base types, and voice-acting).
"The traditional publishers don't believe in PC or space sims. Venture capitalists only want to back mobile or social gaming startups," wrote Chris Roberts back during Star Citizen's October reveal. "I say they're wrong. "I say that there is a large audience of PC gamers who want sophisticated games built for their platform."
Boy, was he right?
Roberts' Cloud Imperium firm has also released a new video that shows off some very early spaceport test footage. Get a look at the work-in-progress environment inspired by the concept art below.