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November was Star Citizen’s strongest month yet, over $250 million raised to date

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That hefty sum of cash has been handed out by 2, 448, 842 backers who I’m sure are totally not disappointed in their investments.


I’m not one for conspiracy theories. Polybius was never a game designed by the US government to gather data on teens and I have never for one second believed there to be a Bigfoot running around the forests of San Andreas. What I’m saying is that it would take a fairly substantial argument in something relatively unfounded to make me buy into whatever high concept theory you were pedalling.

However, if you had to sit me down tomorrow and say to me, without a shred of evidence, that Star Citizen was actually some kind of ghost company owned by Disney to fund the experiment that would both unfreeze and reattach old Walt’s head to his shriveled corpse, I would nod with such vitriolic agreement I’d need to see my chiropractor. The crowd-funded game that has been more a meme than actual game for several years now has just passed another milestone, having earned a total of $251, 061, 311 through backers and purchases.


To put that into perspective, Star Citizen, which has been in development since 2011, now has a budget bigger than James Cameron’s Avatar and just shy of Grand Theft Auto V’s. Nine million of that came from November alone as backers of the game had no doubt been working themselves up for CitizenCon, a fan event held on November 23rd.


Star Citizen will be adding a new planet this month called MicroTech and will also be debuting a 20v20 multiplayer shooter mode next year. Which sounds…fun, I guess. Hey, if you have the cash to splurge on digital space ships, go ahead, I’m not going to judge you. Everyone else will, but at least you’ll know that talking to me will be a totally judgement-free zone. Maybe.

Last Updated: December 2, 2019


  1. Son of Banana Jim

    December 2, 2019 at 09:54

    Say what you will about EA, but at least their scam leaves you with a game to play. I can’t believe this scam is still making money. I hope in 10 years, they make the inevitable Hallmark tv movie about the greatest gaming con…. And I’m not talking about Microtransactions….


    • HairyEwok

      December 2, 2019 at 13:15

      This game will oneday end up being a late night documentary on the crime and investigation channel XD


  2. HvR

    December 2, 2019 at 11:42

    “lone as backers of the game had no doubt been working themselves up for CitizenCon”

    Thought that was the name of the whole crowdfunding campaign since 2013


  3. Jacques Van Zyl

    December 2, 2019 at 09:00

    Once there was a time where this game looked to be everything I wanted. The choices, the player agency to be who and what I wanted, but in space! aaaaaand then 2012 happened and I got back into EVE Online.

    I just can’t get behind this game anymore.


    • Pariah

      December 2, 2019 at 09:00

      Honestly I’d just reinstall Freelancer at this point if I’m in the mood for this kind of game. Though I’ve heard good things about Elite Dangerous.


      • Jacques Van Zyl

        December 2, 2019 at 09:00

        Now there’s a name that takes me back. Freelancer was amazing!

        Elite dangerous seems to be getting better also, so I might just try that at some point.


      • Geoffrey Tim

        December 2, 2019 at 09:12

        I want a new Freelancer. Thanks.


        • Hammersteyn

          December 3, 2019 at 08:13

          Starlancer was just as awesome.


  4. Hammersteyn

    December 3, 2019 at 08:13

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