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.


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.

Cloud Imperium Games now has stretch goals in place for $43 million and $44 million.

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