Star Citizen at $59M

A new Letter from the Chairman on the Roberts Space Industries website announces that Star Citizen has now passed $59 million in crowd-sourced funding. They describe the new stretch goal ship this will bring to the game, and outline the next goal in a fundraising campaign that seems as open-ended as space itself. Word from Chris Roberts is: "none of this would be possible without backers like you." The chairman also discusses plans to show off the space game at PAX Australia: "The team is hard at work prepping for the PAX Australia demo, and we’re all looking forward to giving an audience of Star Citizen’s backers their first look at something extremely cool this weekend. I think you’re going to be surprised: the FPS module isn’t an aside… it’s a fully featured game in and of itself!" Thanks 88fingers.