The new game is the most crowdfunded project--of any kind--of all time, and has now doubled the Pebble Watch's $10 million fund raising effort.
Now that funding for Star Citizen has reached $20 million, developer Cloud Imperium Games will add first-person combat to the game, though no new details are available about this mode.
The original Kickstarter campaign for Star Citizen launched in October 2012 andconcluded with $2.1 million, just a tenth of all-time funding.
According to Roberts, Star Citizen will fuse elements of his previous games, Wing Commander and Freelancer. Support for the virtual-reality headset Oculus Rift is planned.
Star Citizen is expected to be released in late 2014.