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.

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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.

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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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