Ladies and gentlemen, mission accomplished. Today Star Citizen officially passed the 15 million dollars mark in crowd funding, shattering just another barrier that just a few months ago seemed unreachable. It’s comfortably sitting on $15,027,349 at the moment of this writing.
The incredible goal unlocks a new flyable starship class — the Escort Carrier — and a free digital 42-page Upgrade Handbook Manual for every backer. The manual will go through the process of customizing and overclocking ship systems.
Of course the cavalcade doesn’t need to stop here, and there are two more stretch goals announced for new and veteran backers to reach:
16 million dollars:
- Arena mode: Arena mode is a simulation within the game, although it is not the simulator itself. Players will have access to an actual training simulator in their hangars, which will be used for the dogfight alpha. The Arena is something bigger. It is a galaxy-wide event, where players come to specific locations, pay their entry fees, and jump into space battles to prove who is the best dogfighter of all. Think of it as a combination of a sports tournament and modern-day gaming contests. Each winner will receive credits for the victory, and the best of the best will meet in higher and higher rounds until a grand champion is crowned.
- A laser pistol for every pledger before this point. Keep your ship safe from boarders with a pistol by your side.
17 million dollars:
- Ship upgrade package for every pledger containing an engine modifier.
- Additional flyable ship class: battlecruiser
If you still didn’t pledge your support for the game, you may want to consider doing so now on the official website. I definitely want that Battlecruiser, and so do you.