Only two days ago we reported about Star Citizen hitting $30,000,000, but the crowd funding cavalcade shows no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, it switched gears the money is rolling in even faster than usual. Today the game hit and surpassed $32,000,000, raising over two million dollars in two days thanks to a very successful anniversary sale. It’s currently sitting on a luxurious total of $32,363,550.
This unlocks two new stretch goals since our latest report:
- RSI Orion – Roberts Space Industries’ goal has always been to make the stars available to individual Citizens. Now, with the RSI Orion mining platform, RSI is letting individuals take over a process formerly controlled by megacorporations. The Orion’s features include high-grade turret-mounted tractor beam arrays, durable exterior-accessible ‘saddlebags’ for mineral storage and a cabin designed by the team that brought you the Aurora and Constellation!
- Aegis Surveyor – The Surveyor, from noted military contractor Aegis, is an industrial-quality salvage ship. Equipped with a reinforced cargo bay, a long-range jump drive and launch pods for unmanned drones, the Surveyor is an ideal ship for taking advantage of deep space wrecks. Tractor beams, floodlights, scanner options and docking ports round out the tool chest on this capable, utilitarian spacecraft.
A stretch goal for $33,000,000 has also been unveiled, and considering the pace at which the money’s rolling in, it’s going to be reached shortly.
- Anvil Carrack – The Anvil Carrack has been the vanguard of every UEE exploration effort in recent years. Featuring reinforced fuel tanks for long-duration flight, a highly advanced jump drive array and a dedicated computer core room that allows it to put the maximum processing power into jump charting operations. Originally a military exclusive, the Carrack is now available for civilian use as a pathfinder spacecraft. Features on-board accommodations to allow for truly self-sufficient flight, including crew medical and repair facilities, and a mapping-oriented sensor suite capable of always charting a route home!
One thing is for sure: even if Star Citizen hasn’t hit the shelves yet, it’s already an enormous crowd funding success. I can easily imagine that some of the publishers’ executives that pushed Chris Roberts and his ideas away are now feasting on their own fingernails.