Star Citizen passes $20 million in funding

Chris Roberts' PC space sim adds another $1 million this month to reach new milestone.


Star Citizen, the PC space simulator from Chris Roberts, has reached $20 million in crowdfunding, up from $19 million just over a week ago.

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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.

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