Roberts Space Industries website
has a new Letter from the Chairman
celebrating the news that Star Citizen
has surpassed the $21 million mark
in crowd-sourced funding. Now that the Salvage Mechanic has been unlocked, they
reveal a $23 million goal for the space combat game as the Salvage Mechanic
career path. Here's a bit:
Iím proud to announce that the Star Citizen
community has brought us to $21 million in crowd funding just shy of our first
anniversary! Your support is now allowing the project to expand on ideas in ways
we didnít originally think possible. Every additional pledge makes Star Citizen
a better experience. At the $21 million, you unlock the full salvage mechanic,
which allows us to produce the assets needed to make salvaging an in-depth game
mechanic akin to exploration or piracy!
- Salvage Mechanic: Salvage isnít an aside: itís a
career, with its own mechanic, story tie-ins and universe-shaping endgames.
Search the galaxy for a host of valuable and interesting secrets using both
the flight and FPS components. Discover the secrets of the ancient
Hadesians, locate valuable components and cargoÖ or go down in history the
first to make contact an entirely new alien race!
In addition, we are unlocking a new $23 million goal: the addition of a Xiían
Scout as a playable asset in the game. Weíve recently begun putting together
concept art of Xiían worlds, which got us thinking about the gameís Xiían ships:
how can we make them play differently than the standard human ships? We have a
few ideas and with this stretch goal we can put them into the game! In addition
to alien designs and interfaces, the Xiían craft will feature a totally
different maneuvering system.