Julio wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 18:33:
I have to think it helps with the fundraising to claim version 1.1 rather than 0.1. Regardless of what I think of Star Citizen, I believe they're very, very good at raising money.
I don't see it myself. The game clearly states that it is alpha on every page in the store and a lot of the money is coming from existing backers pledging more.
I'm interested to see what happens with the FPS module, Star Marine, as if that pushes up the total significantly then it's clear that people are backing because they want to play the game, not because they're under the impression it is final or more developed than it actually is. People hear the stories about the funding and the 100GB requirements, etc, and check out the game, like what they see and back it.
The game was pulling in millions for releases prior to 1.0, so I don't see any supporting evidence for your claim. They could call it 0.01 or 35 and there wouldn't be any perceivable difference to funding.
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