Star Citizen crosses $2 million goal

Combination of funds from Kickstarter and official website push Chris Roberts' high-end PC space sim past original target.

Star Citizen now has the support to take flight. The high-end PC space simulator from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts has surpassed its $2 million target from donations through the project's Kickstarter and its own website.

The Kickstarter campaign currently stands at $648,748 from almost 14,000 backers, with the Roberts Space Industries fund bringing in $1,496,322 from more than 16,500 supporters. In total, the combined backing stands at more than $2.1 million from about 30,500 backers.

The Star Citizen supports stands to grow, as there remains 24 days to go for the project's Kickstarter and 15 more days for gamers to back the project through the game's official website.

Star Citizen has been in development at Cloud Imperium Games for 12 months. The game itself includes a "sophisticated storyline" that is set in a persistent online universe. According to Roberts, it will fuse elements of his previous games, Wing Commander and Freelancer, and support for the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is planned.

Much like Guild Wars 2, Star Citizen will be available through a one-time purchase, but will not require a subscription. Players can also purchase virtual items with real-world money to customize their ships.

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tgwolf
tgwolf

Guys, do me a favor and speed it up, 'cause my crossed fingers are going to break for wishing and hoping that this isn't 'just another' failure to bring this genre out of it's current Dark Age.

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

I hope my GTX 660 TI is able to run this well. Im already horny.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

More props to this guy. Hopefully he can revive the genre.

DoctorTanaka
DoctorTanaka

Wow. The $1,000 pledge level has sold out. There's now an $1,100 pledge level with the same benefits

SolidTy
SolidTy

This looks to be an EPIC experience! :P

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

Looks like I'll gear up for an awesome PC when this comes out. Haven't been excited about a space sim since X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter.

Aydenuille
Aydenuille

Awesome. This guy says all the right things. Lovin' it.

jer_1
jer_1

Fantastic news! This will surely end up being a great game. Publishers are no longer needed, what a relief!

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Ive yet to put in my share yet over the weekend i will..Thinking of donating 30 bucks..Will see how it goes..Cant wait to play this game..Space sims good ones are always on my radar..We havent had a decent one in a long long time..Good for chris..Bringing back wing commander style games..

NeptuneMan
NeptuneMan

This project is all about bringing back EPICNESS to the pc platform. Finally a game that seems to answers the wishes of hardcore players of my generation (i am 36).I have owned Chris Roberts games back in the day ( wing commander, freelancer etc). These were truly great games. Also, this game will be spectacular with heavy pc power required, customization and scale. Nothing like this project has seen the day ever. It was like pc gaming was almost dead. This can revive it. I am certain this will be a incredible success. I am a day 1, supporter, and  I can wait for it to be released. Wow brings back memories of those space and flights sims of the 90, these were beautifull, diffilcult and demanding. Now Chris Roberts brings that back with multiplayer action. What can a gamer ask for more ? This is the real thing. Not the kiddies dumbed down games, and social crap we see today. Thanks Chris for this. If i had a million dollars, i would invest it in your game. I cant believe publishers are so dumb.

_Roo_
_Roo_

WooHoo!  Bring on the stretch goals.

 

 

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

first day pick up .:)

This game importance can not be overlooked as its a clear massage to the big house publishers that if they cant deliver a variety of gaming experiences and the innovation that we the gamer seek , they we can cut them right out of the equation like the cancer they are.

And get the kind of games we want that actually push tech and ideas with modding i mind also. rather than have them force feed us only 3 genres milked to death in an ever repeating cycle. 

 

and this the game that will show what next gen really is and the only place it can be found on PC.

LJMStrike
LJMStrike

At the moment I don't own a pc (my last one blew up over a year ago), but with a game like this it is a good excuse to buy one :-). This could well be the rebirth of pc gaming for me :-D

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

I'll be backing this project as soon as my next paycheck arrives.  This one is going to be really really well done.  

hyperbolel
hyperbolel

Kickstarter at @ $652,858 and rising with around 72k to 80k donations/day. Seems like Chris Roberts and the pledgers just sent a massive collective fart toward the big publishers and easily proved the demand for this game. Private investors should now be encouraged to drop in their $20-30 million. Everyone who wants something new should chip in. Just hope Chris doesn't promise too much. Everyone should be cautiously optimistic.

PetJel
PetJel

eff yeah! Now gimme mah Alpha :D

sideshowboots
sideshowboots

Chris Roberts you a-hole, now I'm going to have to save enough money to put together a good gaming PC

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

This is the game that will lead me to upgrade my PC in a few years when it comes out.

 

I really hope its done well, and sells well.  I'd like to see this long-ignored genre make a comeback. 

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

Can't wait for this to come out . Lot of great PC exclusives/PC titles coming out.

The Witcher 3

Star Citizen

Cyberpunk 2077

Wastelands 2

X Rebirth

Mount and Blade 2

SC 2 Heart of the Swarm

Distance

Project Eternity

Project Hell

Double Fine Adventure

The Arrival(Slender's sequel)

Star Wars 1313

Amnesia MFP

and alot of other games .

There are other top secret projects in the works as well but not yet officially been announced like Alan Wake 2 (Website Domain already purchased) and Half Life 3 etc :-D

Glorymajor
Glorymajor

Already backed!

Enough of console small world.

goodbye77
goodbye77

 @ronan32 I'd call myself a nerd. But i wont donate 1 grand to help develop the game, thats just crazy. Not even a hundred. 10 bucks would be reasonable.

bignick217
bignick217

 @AlphaWolF_J If it's a first day pick up you should make your pledge and secure your copy.  I've already made my pledge.

bignick217
bignick217

 @LJMStrike I switched back to PC gaming about a year or 2 before the PS3 got released and never looked back.  One recommendation though... Don't buy a PC... Build a PC.  It's a lot easier than it sounds and you'll get a lot more bang for buck.  Definitely worth it to build rather than buy.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@hyperbolel It's a total breath of fresh air to the stale crappy smell of companies like EA saying we gotta figure out how to extract as much money as possible from consumers while delivering as little as possible as posted in an earlier article by Gamespot.

Fowsed
Fowsed

so you are saying Half Life 3 is going to be PC exclusive?

Zloth2
Zloth2

 @bignick217  @AlphaWolF_J

 It would be much safer to wait for the game to actually appear and get some reviews.  Pre-orders are risky enough and this is way beyond a pre-order.

 

Of course, if AlphaWolF_J would like to put his money where his mouth is....

Zloth2
Zloth2

 @Volgin  @sideshowboots

 Actually I think it's spring 2014 so just a year and a half.  Still, plenty of time to save up for that Oculus Rift!