Star Citizen Soars Above $16,000,000 in Crowd Funding, Shows Hangar Module Reveal

on August 24, 2013 5:03 PM

When I interviewed Chris Roberts this Thursday (you’ll soon be able to check out the interview on DualShockers) I told him I believed that Star Citizen would overtake the $16,000,000 stretch goal within the weekend. Roberts himself wasn’t as optimistic as I was. Turns out I was right, as the game just officially pierced the Sixteen Million Dollars barrier in crowd funding.

The achievement unlocks a stretch goal that includes the following:

  • Arena mode: The next generation of Wing Commander’s TrainSim allows pilots to test out their combat skills against friends or strangers in a simulation. Gain valuable combat experience without the downside of losing your ship in the game universe! Place bets on competitions across the galaxy.
  • Every pledger who backs before $16 million will receive a laser pistol. Keep your ship safe from boarders with a pistol by your side.

Quite spiffy, isn’t it? Now it’s time to push the total to $17 million. Why? Check out the next stretch goal:

  • Every pledger who backs before $17 million will receive a ship upgrade package containing an engine modifier.
  • Star Citizen will feature an additional flyable ship class, the battlecruiser.

Flyable battlecruisers? What’s not to love? If you want to help out in reaching the goal and gain future players a battlecruiser captain’s seat you still have plenty time to pledge on the official site.

In addition to the money bags-related news, Cloud Imperium Games is currently holding a party in Cologne, during which Roberts himself revealed the new hangar modules that all backers will be able to download next Thursday.

You can check out the video recording of the unveiling just below.

 /  Executive News Editor
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