Star Citizen Reaches a Mind Boggling 48 Million in Crowd Funding, New Artwork Unveils the Gladius

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 14, 2014

It’s been almost two years since Star Citizen‘s crowd funding campaign was launched with a goal of Five Million Dollar. At that time many doubted it would even make it, while veteran Wing Commander fans scrambled to support Chris Roberts’ new challenge.

Today we get one more piece of evidence that it was a winning bet, with the crowd funding total reaching a mind boggling 48 million dollars, sitting on $48,078,185 at the moment of this writing.

The game gathered 498,409 pledges, meaning that each supporter spent in average north of $96 on it, which is a testament to just how much many care about the upcoming space simulator.

In addition to the new record, Cloud Imperium Games also unveiled the Aegis Dynamics Gladius light fighter, which will serve as a valid alternative to the Hornet.

You can check out the beautiful artwork showcasing the Gladius below, and if you want to purchase it before the game is available, you can grab one here. It’s on sale until July 18th. I can’t say I’m not tempted, considering that it’s the game’s fighter that gives me the strongest Wing Commander vibes.

If you are unfamiliar with the game, and want to check out some screenshots of the currently available Arena Commander demo, you can find our gallery here.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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