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Star Citizen crowdfunding total surpasses $17 million

Saturday, 31st August 2013 17:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Star Citizen has passed $17 million in funding, up from the $15 million announced on August 2. The space-sim from Cloud Imperium Games, at press times, stands at $17,077,414 total making it most player-funded project to date. The new milestone gives backers a ship upgrade containing an engine modifier and a battlecruiser ship class. Should it reach $18 million, an “exclusive star system” will be granted to supporters. Star Citizen is slated for release on PC in late 2014. Thanks, Gamespot.

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  1. TheWulf

    I’m disappointed in that I really wish I could like this more. It’s just the archaic look of the technology (spaceships driven by joysticks and contemporary aircraft controls) is putting me off. Even Star Trek did better than that. …well, except for Riker’s joystick, but I’m hoping we can all forget that that even happened.

    I might spring for it anyway, I just want to see where it’s going, first.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. sgupta

    TheWulf, I certainly respect your point of view, but I’d like to respectively counter that the oldschool look is part of the point and in its blood (since this is in spirit the continuation of Wing Commander, albeit for intellectual property reasons, in a new, but very nostalgic, universe). Some of us love ship designs like this (and for me they’re the most exciting space-based designs I’ve seen in a long time – I can’t wait to fly the Hornet!). In some of the development videos, they actually pointed out that they’re going for a fun universe with its own realism, not necessarily an outside world realistic one. A realistic future space combat sim might have you push a button and launch missiles to destroy a target hundreds of miles away, but that wouldn’t be very fun with pretty much no dogfighting. Different strokes for different folks. This game is not trying to be Star Trek by any means (and I certainly enjoy that too). It’s more akin to Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, or most importantly, Wing Commander before it.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. MFBB

    They also said the game may come to PS4 after the PC development is done.

    Looking forward to play this on PC or PS4.

    Have not played such a game since the Wing Commander games in the 90s.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Gheritt White

    @!: I bet the spaceships exp,lode in space and that the weapons make sound. OH NO! TEH REALIZUM!

    Fun > accuracy, especially where sci-fi is concerned, IMHO.

    #4 12 months ago

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