Another day, another ridiculous amount of money raised for Star Citizen, the epic space-based game from Privateer and Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts and his team at Cloud Imperium Games. Over the weekend the game hit the $35 million crowd-funding mark – raised from a combination of crowd-funding from the company's official site and a very successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year.
According to Roberts, a fair amount of the money raised from the last stretch goal came from some 6617 new backers. That extra money will be used to increase the amount of content available at the start, and allow the development team at Cloud Imperium Games to hire more staff and invest in research and development.
"Unlike a typical publisher we don't look at this initial funding as bigger profits – we look at as allowing us to deliver more of the dream sooner and ensure the online infrastructure and support is as full featured as possible, even during the pre-release period," he said.
The next stretch goal – $37 million – will unlock the Tanga System. Hitting the $35 million mark unlocked the Drake Herald ship design, a small, armored ship designed to safely deliver information.
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