Thu, Jun 13, 2013 | 10:05 BST
Star Citizen crowdfunding tally tops $10 million
Roberts Space Industries has broken $10 million in its campaign to pay for massive space sim Star Citizen without interference from pesky traditional publishers
At time of writing, the tally stood at $10,049,823.
What makes it all so astounding is that this whopping total was delivered by just 184,004 backers, for an average of about $54 paid each – just under the price of a triple-A console release at retail in the US. That’s a heck of a pre-order record for a PC game outside of major franchises like Diablo.
The basic package, by the way, is $30, so if everyone who backed the campaign had opted for that, the total raised would be $5,520,120. That means $4,529,703 has been pledged to gain access to optional extras, goodies and subscriptions.
Incredibly, some of the pledges have been worth more than $15,000.
Roberts Space Industries completely ran out of pledge goals at $6 million and is presumably using any extra to pay the bills while it works furiously to deliver on its ambitions.
Space Citizen is due in late 2014 on PC.