Cloud Imperium celebrates its millionth Star Citizen

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Star Citizen’s Cloud Imperium Games is currently embroiled in a bit of a legal he-said she-said spat with the Escapist over a report that makes bold claims over the working conditions there, claims of embezzlement and other juicy tit-bits that may or may not be plucked out of thin air.

That doesn’t mean that there’s no time for celebration. In fact, Star Citizen has just celebrated its millionth vict…erm, citizen. In the latest letter from the Chairman, Chris Roberts celebrated the million milestone.

If there was ever a milestone that deserved a letter to the community it was this. When I first started on this adventure I would have never dreamed that we would ever this many people and this much support in building Star Citizen. It’s amazing to have a community and team that believe so fervently in what is being built… Say it loud: PC games are back, space combat games are back… we are making Star Citizen possible!

PC games are back? When did PC games leave? Later in the message, Roberts says that because of the milestone, Cloud Imperium is doing away with Star Marine passes, and the practice of tiered, walling off in-development modules. Instead, all backers have access to everything.

In honor of our newest Citizen (really, our thousands of new Citizens!) we would like to give something back to the entire community for all your incredible support. Starting today, we are eliminating ‘Alpha Access’ and the $5 module passes. Anyone who has pledged for a Star Citizen Package can now play today without worrying they won’t have access to some portion of the ‘Verse in the future. No Star Marine pass, no Alpha 2.0 pass… no additional payment needed for any module in the works, pre-release. Going forward, should we need to put out some sort of limited release it will be done through the PTU test server. All backers will have access to any live release, the moment it publishes.

Knowing that one million people (and growing!) are counting on us will only further fuel our desire to deliver. Every member of the Star Citizen team already knows that we work for the backers… and reaching one million is just another reminder why we are giving this project all of ourselves. Right now that’s getting Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 in shape to share with all of you in the near future, and we’re in the process of closing down Star Marine as well.

Star Citizen backers are a rabidly fierce bunch, keen to tell everyone on the planet how much faith they have in Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium. I’ve been rather sceptical myself; the whole thing’s come across as s slow, long con to me. That said, I do feel that the ludicrously expensive, wildly ambitious Space Sim is starting to take proper shape now, and I’m slowly becoming confident that we’ll see a proper game release in the near future.

Last Updated: October 14, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    1 million vict… damnit Geoff… citizens is impressive.

  • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    Time for Chris Roberts to stop talking and start delivering.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      ^This

    • Spathi

      Lol

    • Hyper1

      he is delivering, I mean come on why the hell would you stop taking money if you didn’t have to.

      • Eh it’s not worth arguing it, I’ve followed the game so closely that I can fully appreciate the monstrous work that has gone into their custom engine and new technologies they have invented to allow completely new and emergent types of gameplay, but most of these guys just want to see the resultant gameplay which is the last thing that gets shown in this process. Give it a few more weeks for the baby PU to release to backers, and then we will be on our way to playable results of the past few years of amazing progress and innovation.

  • James Reginald Worthington

    When did PC games leave?….AAA pc games are practically non-existent

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      They’re definitely there, it’s just that they suffer from a stutter….

      • Stephen Komorowski

        not really a stutter, they suffer from consoleitus

    • Trotar

      I guess you never been here huh? http://store.steampowered.com/

      • James Reginald Worthington

        nah I buy all my games from Origin /s….I could have said AAA exclusives and no ports but I really shouldn’t have to.

        • Trotar

          oh you are one of those. no point talking then I guess.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

  • CGPepper

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  • gamerofthrones

    I guess about 300k bought packages. Most of them, to give away for free to friends or random internet “friends”, or to keep to convince folks to be part of orgs, etc. The rest are just accounts with no pledge at all.

    The counter is just part of the long con:
    “Oh look, no matter what people say, everyone is buying it like zergs. See how the criticism is invalid? So, come you too and buy a package”.
    (let’s hope that they won’t deep and look to all other stats that reveal that the game is shit and nobody cares but a few fanboys).

    I have no pity for the idiots pledging for this game. Specially those pledging now, or who pledged earlier and still defend this bullshit.

    • MadGolem PCGaming

      oh hi Manzes. How is it going.

    • Shay

      You started your statement with “I guess……” which is where I stopped reading. Don’t let facts get in the way of a good mindless rant.

    • Hyper1

      what makes you think that there is only 300k bought packages? I mean I dont see a reason for having more than 1 account. sure there is probably a number of users without pledges but I see that being maybe one third of the the total at max.

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  • Ken

    283 words for what you quoted.
    207 words for what you actually wrote.

    LazyWriter is more accurate.

  • HvR

    Dammit it seems commentless News24 horde has migrated to Lazygamer.

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