The Roberts Space Industries Website
follows up on the hegely successful
fundraiser for Star Citizen
with The Pledge
, their founding document that outlines the principles they will follow in spending their millions on developing this upcoming space simulation. They also announce a grace period for those who attempted to participate in the fundraiser but were locked out in the homestretch:
In the aftermath of some of the craziest 48 hours weíve ever experienced itís become clear that thereís a sizable number of people that were unable to pledge, or adjust their pledges due to the difficulties with the RSI site. Many people tried repeatedly over the weekend, only for the site to crash at various points during the check out. Some people switched to Kickstarter, but there were also a large number of people that Kickstarter wasnít an option and so they have been left high and dry. The focus of our campaign was, from day one, involving the fans and trying to give them as many options to support us as possible. The last thing we want to do is punish any of you, and so we have decided to adapt our plans and offer a grace period for all current members of the RSI community.
If you have a membership, regardless of whether you have previously purchased a tier, you will be able to pledge at the current prices through this weekend. We will keep the limited add-on ships available through that time for everyone who tried to purchase one but wasnít able. Everything will switch to the new pricing structure on Monday November 26th