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Star Citizen is the most crowdfunded game in history

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We can debate for weeks on just how much money a game should or deserve to have, but one thing is for certain: It needs to have some cash. Upcoming space combat and exploration game Star Citizen happens to be swimming in cash right now. And it’s just passed another milestone.

Chris “Wing Commander” Roberts is now in charge of the most crowdfunded game ever. At the beginning of August, Star Citizen had reached $15 million in funding, but it now has a grand total as of the time of writing, of $17,077,414.

So what does that mean exactly? Well because the game now has some extra cash, they’ll be funneling it into giving backers an engine modifier ship upgrade, as well as the Battlecruiser ship class according to Gamespot. And if funding breaks through the $18 million mark, they’ll get an entire and exclusive star system to play around in.

I’m looking forward to the game arriving next year. It’s the best of of all the space games made under him, according to Roberts, plus it’s going to have Oculus Rift support. Which means that I’ll need to get a proper gaming PC soon.

Last Updated: September 2, 2013

26 Comments

  1. PC…ehehe
    😀

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    • Zubayr Bhyat

      September 2, 2013 at 16:06

      Possible PS4 also – it was hinted since Sony allowed cross-platform play and use stripped down OS it’s something they’d consider doing. It wouldn’t be a bad thing if Star Citizen hit consoles, even if MS are keen on limiting cross-platform play.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 2, 2013 at 16:09

        I’d like to see that happen.

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      • Lachlan Sean C

        September 2, 2013 at 23:50

        Not going to happen with the current level of control complexity planned for this game. You will preferably need both a keyboard, mouse and HOTAS setup to switch between flying and FPS,

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      • ChaosPixy

        September 3, 2013 at 10:49

        Unlikely as every time a patch or new content is released (planned bi weekly release schedule). CIG will have to pay Sony a mountain of money for the pleasure.

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      • korval

        September 24, 2013 at 22:59

        Chris said numerous times this is going to be a PC only game. Any “hinting” is coming from the video game rumor mill and has NO bearing on what Chris has iterated time and again. For the last time Star Citizen is going to be a PC only game.

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    • Evil13RT

      September 25, 2013 at 15:57

      PC yes, but what about Steam OS?
      Now that would get interesting…

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 2, 2013 at 15:08

    $17,489,522 right now

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 2, 2013 at 15:10

    Anyone have a look at the hanger module over the weekend? Sitting down in the cockpit was a cool feeling.

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    • Blazzok

      September 2, 2013 at 15:48

      Indeed I did. Although there is very little to do there at the moment, being able to see your ship in the actual engine is awesome! It gives you a sense of scale, and while my 300i is small, it is still cool to see what goes where and the size of it all.
      I am really contemplating buying myself a MISC Freelancer as well now.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 2, 2013 at 16:01

        I’ve got a 300i too 😀 then in a fit of weakness I got an Aurora LX during the limited offer period. That ship is tiny compared to the 300i heh.

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        • Blazzok

          September 2, 2013 at 16:17

          I almost bought the limited edition 350R (I think it was), the racer one, but I didn’t.
          The Freelancer though, it’s a nice, big ship. Quite a bit bigger than the 300i. But I still have time to decide if I want to buy it. At a $110 and the current exchange rate, it’s a tough choice.

          Here is to hoping they make it to the $21m final stretch goal. If the current trend in backing is anything to go by, they will get there maybe before this year’s end.

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          • ChaosPixy

            September 3, 2013 at 10:50

            I love my ‘lancer

  4. Lardus-Respect the beard

    September 2, 2013 at 15:15

    I am so looking forward to this!

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  5. JHN

    September 2, 2013 at 15:29

    I will laugh so hard if its kak

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    • Spathi

      September 2, 2013 at 15:34

      Now why would you do that?

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      • JHN

        September 2, 2013 at 15:36

        come on dude you gotta admit it would be pretty funny if all these people gave loads of money to fund it and then BOOM its rubbish.

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        • Spathi

          September 2, 2013 at 15:47

          You’re mean!!

          In all honesty, I’m seriously considering upgrading my PC, purely for this game. That and buying an Oculus Rift.

          So if it sucks I’ll be super pissed and not come out from my room for at least a week. I’ll then proceed to deny that I ever wanted this game and mock everyone from the Master Race that their saving grace has failed.

          I really really want this to be the perfect game.

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          • JHN

            September 2, 2013 at 15:49

            ha ha ha ha ok ok ill start hoping its good just to avoid seeing you cry.
            Gaming gods please let this be a good game.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 2, 2013 at 16:03

            The Master Race deserves nice things.

          • JHN

            September 2, 2013 at 16:07

            Then so it shall be! And god said let the master race receive a good game!

    • HvR

      September 2, 2013 at 16:03

      Negative waves negative waves..

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      • JHN

        September 2, 2013 at 16:16

        Ok master race i apologize for being a negative douche, it is a monday please do not hold it against me.

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  6. WernerE

    September 2, 2013 at 15:39

    I’ve been itching for a good space sim for a while now. So I’m looking forward to this.

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  7. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 2, 2013 at 16:59

    Not even a little bit suprised. This game is going to RULE!!

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  8. Rags

    September 3, 2013 at 09:32

    I’ve spend too much on this game already 🙁

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