Star Citizen Smashes Another Record, Surpasses $30,000,000 in Crowd Funding, Shows New Art
Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen is continuing its unstoppable crowd funding space flight, and it just smashed another barrier, overtaking the mind boggling $30,000,000 mark. It’s comfortably sitting at $30,225,951 the moment of this writing.
Thhe enormous amount of money pledged by the game’s fans unlocks a rather luxurious stretch goal:
- Origin 890 JUMP – The rumors are true: Origin Jumpworks has a larger ship in the works! The Origin 890 JUMP is an interstellar super-yacht with exquisite styling and an array of high quality upgrade options. Travel the stars in style with multiple decks, high visibility windows and a small boat bay. Whether you’re outfitting it to explore new worlds or to take a pleasure cruise through Terra, the 890 JUMP is the epitome of luxury, class and refinement!
The developer Cloud Imperium Games also revealed a new stretch goal for $32 million:
- 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.
Finally, they released a batch of new artwork, showcasing the beautiful torpedo bombed Gladiator in its three variants. You can check it out below while, as a proud supporter of the game from day one, I go uncork some space champagne.
You can also check out my interview with Chris Roberts, filmed at Gamescom. Back then the game was still sitting on “just” 15 million dollars. It’s incredible if you think it was only three months ago.