Star Citizen crowdfunding total reaches $42 million, adding new fighter, towel

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 04:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Star Citizen fans have now poured $42 million into Roberts Space Industries’ coffers, ensuring new content both for the space sim in general as well as for all early backers.

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In the latest Letter from the Chairman, Chris Roberts confirmed the new total has guaranteed the following additions:

  • Updated Observist Guide – Additional funding from the $42 million level will go to expanding the website area of the Galactapedia: expect to see holographic ships, items and navigation interface in 3D.
  • Explorer-class mobiGlas Rig – Every player who backed before we hit $42 million will start the game with their own, visually distinctive mobiGlas “ExoGlas” rig which can be used to access the Observist at any time.
  • Gladius – The Squadron 42 team will develop an additional fighter for the game, the Aegis Dynamics Gladius-class light fighter.
  • Towel – And of course, everyone who backs before we hit $42 million will also receive a towel for their hangar. Don’t explore the galaxy without it.

The towel is, of course, a reference to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, in which the number 42 plays an important role.

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