Mon, Oct 28, 2013 | 00:38 GMT
Star Citizen crowdfunding hits $25 million after most lucrative month to date
Star Citizen’s crowdfunding campaign shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact accelerated this last month to shoot past its $25 million goal.
Just last weekend, Star Citizen hit $23 million and announced its latest stretch goal, so it made $2 million in just about one week. In a new Letter from the Chairman, creator Chris Roberts said October is the space sim’s “single biggest month for crowd funding yet”.
By hitting $25 million, fans have ensured that Cloud Imperium Games can run a much larger alpha test than initially projected, which should result in a stronger finished game; 50,000 extra tester slots will be added to the alpha.
The next stretch goal is $27 million, which will unlock a Banu Merchantman; like the $23 million Xi’An stretch goal, this will result in a more unique experience for players who choose this role.
When Star Citizen’s initial crowdfunding campaign ended, it netted a record-breaking $6.2 million. Roberts Space Industries’ decision to keep its coffers open has clearly paid off.