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Star Citizen's Record Funding Drive Ends

As noted on the Roberts Space Industries Website, the crowd-sourced fundraiser for Star Citizen blew past its initial $2 million goal, the $4.2 million record set recently by Project Eternity, and their own dream goal of $6 million to finish at $6,238,563. The campaign may be concluded, but they plan on continuing to offer chances to support development of this upcoming space sim, saying: "Going forward, Roberts says, people who backed the project during the crowd funding campaign will have the ability to purchase further tiers or upgrade existing ones at the initial prices. And for those who missed this opportunity, there is still a chance to be a part of the Star Citizen community and back the project but at slightly higher prices. Roberts says it will still be cheaper than purchasing the final product when it is released and it will enable backers to reserve a limited amount of alpha and beta slots that remain. Behind-the-scenes subscription updates during development are also available for purchase. They will provide even more extras and inside info for those who sign up." Here are some stats from the Star Citizen crowd funding campaign updated as of 1:00 pm CST today:

  • Kickstarter backers– 34,397
  • Kickstarter funds pledged - $2,134,374
  • Roberts Space Industries backers – 55,270
  • Roberts Space Industries funds raised - $4,104,189
  • Total backers – 89,667
  • Total funds raised and pledged - $6,238,563

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17. Re: Star Citizen's Record Funding Drive Ends Nov 20, 2012, 05:00 InBlack
 
Im still leaning towards Cutter's camp...

The pre-alpha gameplay videos and the sheer number of backers have convinced me this game will see the light of day, although not anytime soon but, and dont get me wrong here I really wish for this game to succeed in all the best possible ways, I remain unconvinced that it will ever live up to the hype that Roberts generated in this campaign.

Its too much of everything. Is it an MMO? Yes. Is it a Single Player Game? Yes. Does it feature Newtonian physics? Does it have fully moddeled cockpits Yes. Will it have a third person view and mouse and keyboard support? Yes. What about joysick support? Duh, yes... YES YES. etc. etc. etc. How can it have all these things and more? How I ask? I have no idea, and I hope that I eat my own fucking words but Im going with Cutter on this one...
 
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