If one thing is certain, Star Citizen has crowd funded a boat load of money. The game earned a Guinness World Record this year for ‘most crowdfunded project’ and has continued to accrue money, recently passing the $63 million marker. Considering what new features to add at the $64 million milestone, Chris Roberts, the CEO of Cloud Imperium Games, had a fun idea in mind.
That idea is pets.
Yes, the final version of Star Citizen will let you house a furry little friend (or maybe something a little more alien and exotic) in your starship. Roberts wrote the following in his most recent ‘Letters from the Chairmen’ series of posts:
We’ve added a lot of ships lately, and so we’re making the $64 million goal a fun one.
Pets – We have repair bots, we have fish… but we haven’t implemented a traditional pet system in Star Citizen yet. At $64 million, that changes. From Jones the Cat in Alien to the Battlestar Galactica’s Daggit, pets have a place onboard starships… and we want to give you that option in Star Citizen. Expect traditional terrestrial options, plus anything exotic we can dream up in the Star Citizen universe! (Those Torshu Grey crabs that keep escaping are just the start.) This stretch goal is in honor of Paddington, Strike Dog of the UEES Paul Steed. In one of our first videos Paddington helped us get to $4 million back in the initial campaign, and sadly passed away recently.
It’s a nice little surprise addition to an already deep and ambitious game. Expect additional crowdfunding goals to be added as Star Citizen continues to steamroll its way to full release sometime in 2015.