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Star Citizen Nearing $63 Million, Chris Roberts Hopeful for $100 Million

Crowdfunding campaign for Chris Roberts' upcoming PC space sim continues to soar.

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The crowdfunding campaign for Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts' upcoming PC space sim, Star Citizen, is closing in on an incredible $63 million. Funding currently stands at $62.8 million, up from $61 million earlier this month. To date, nearly 659,000 people have contributed to the project.

The quick uptick in funding is possibly related to the Star Citizen Anniversary Sale, which saw a fleet of in-game ships and gear on sale at the game's website. See a full rundown here.

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Star Citizen, which started on Kickstarter in 2012 before continuing to accept pledges through its own website, is the top crowdfunded project of any kind of all-time.

In other Star Citizen news, Roberts recently spoke out to clarify recent comments he made in a media interview about investing $100 million into the game. It was suggested the developer Cloud Imperium Games was investing that much of its own money, but Roberts said this figure is actually what he thinks the game will bring in from crowdfunding alone.

"This is based on our intention to invest all the money we raise during initial development back into the game (which I've been quite public about) and the fact that we will most likely raise this much by the time the full vision of Star Citizen is polished enough to be called 'public' (of course all you guys will be experiencing Squadron 42 and the PU before this as part of the benefit of being backers and being part of the development process)," he said in the game's forums.

"You guys are literally setting the budget and ambition of the game with your support which in itself is a pretty amazing thing and something I never would have believed possible two years ago," Roberts added.

For more on Star Citizen and Roberts himself, check out part one and part two of GameSpot's interview with the legendary designer.

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