Star Citizen raises $6.23 million via record-breaking crowd funding
Combined pledges from 90,000 fans have made Star Citizen the biggest crowd funded game ever.
Numerous fans heeded the call of Chris Roberts, the legendary developer behind Star Citizen with an enviable track record of critically acclaimed PC games like Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer. Roberts took a break from game development for a decade or so, but with this new space simulation and virtual game, he hopes to prove that PC games are by no means obsolete.
“I am absolutely elated by the incredible outpouring of support for this project,” said Roberts. “It’s clear that space sim fans have just been waiting for a game like ours to come along and rekindle some of the excitement that’s been missing from PC games and the space sim genre. With the resources that our fans have provided, it means the team will be able to provide more features in Star Citizen and deliver an even better game.”
Star Citizen received a total of $6.23 million in pledges, $2.13 million of which came from the game’s Kickstarter campaign, which ended on November 20, 2012. The remaining $4.16 million came from pledges via www.robertsspaceindustries.com.
Star Citizen overtook the previous record set by Obsidian Entertainment’s Project Eternity title for most amount of crowd funding for a single game. Aside from its superb development pedigree, Star Citizen boasts of cutting-edge graphics and an expansive space universe that even mmo games will envy.