Star Citizen Passes $70 Million

Watch the new Arena Commander trailer.


Cloud Imperium Games have passed a major new milestone for PC space sim Star Citizen. The project, already the most successful crowdfunded project in history, has now reached a $70 million, up from $69 million just two weeks ago.

More than 734,700 people have contributed to the game's funding, which is up from 717,000 people two weeks earlier. Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort still has a ways to grow, according to Roberts, who said previously that he envisions the campaign reaching $100 million some day.

In other Star Citizen news, Cloud Imperium Games yesterday released version 1.0.1 of Arena Commander, a multiplayer-focused piece of Star Citizen where players can battle each other in a variety of modes. Cloud Imperium Games also release a new trailer for Arena Commander, which you can watch above.

Cloud Imperium Games says 1.0.1 is primarily a bug fix and game balance patch, addressing issues ranging from ship balancing to missile damage to UI legibility. You can find the complete patch notes here.

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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