Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen Raises $455,590 In Less than Two Days Despite Website Problems

on October 12, 2012 12:55 PM

Just two days ago the creator of Wing Commander Chris Roberts announced the development of Star Citizen, a space combat MMO on PC slated for 2014.

The project is crowd funded via the game’s official website and aims to raise between two and four million dollars in thirty days to entice further funding from perspective investors once interest is established.

The response has been so overwhelming that the funding site suffered from severe outages that proved an obstacle to many that wanted to pledge their support, but despite that things are going extremely well.

In a letter to the community Chris Roberts himself just announced that, despite the problems, the project has already received $455,590 in 4,564 pledges, averaging an absolutely oustanding $99.8 per pledge in less than two days.

Looks like things are firmly on track to make Star Citizen one of the most successful crowd funding projects of all times, demonstrating that there’s plenty demand for a PC-based space combat simulator nowadays. Not that I harbored any doubt about that, but I’m sure quite a few publishers did, shame on them.

As a fan since the first Wing Commander, I can’t easily express how excited I am for Star Citizen. If you still didn’t pledge your support, what are you waiting for? 

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.