Roberts Space Industries
has a letter from Chairman Chris Roberts offering
thanks to backers who have now pledged $17 million to fund Star Citizen
the upcoming Wing Commander-inspired space game. This includes word on their $19
million stretch goal:
I would like to extend my most heartfelt thanks to
each and every one of you! We just hit $17 million at slightly past 12am PST
August 31 2013 – less than seven days after we hit $16M!!! The power of this
community is simply amazing!
We still have a ways to go before we have achieved the goal of being completely
community funded but based on our current trajectory we’re going to make it –
maybe even by the end of this year! Which will be another amazing milestone that
will have been set by this community. The enthusiasm and support the development
team and I have felt is amazing and makes us even more determined to make the
best damn space sim ever! (BDSSE!)
The $17 million mark unlocks a special ship upgrade pack for every pledger who
has donated prior to this point. An engine modifier will be added to your
account shortly and in the near future you should be able to see it in your
hangar! You also unlocked an additional flyable ship class in the finished game:
the massive battlecruiser!
This accomplishment means that it’s time to reveal the $19 million stretch
goals. Without further ado:
- Know your foe with a Jane’s Fighting Ships style
manual free in PDF form to all pledgers.
- Manage Space Stations – Players will compete to
own and operate a limited number of space stations across the galaxy.
- RSI Museum will air monthly, with a new game
featured each time!