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Star Citizen reaches $40 million stretch goal

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Posted on March 11, 2014 AT 06:15am

Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium Games’ space sim, has managed to raise $40 million in crowd-funding, developer Chris Roberts has announced.

“We’ve done it again! The Star Citizen community has pushed us to another incredible crowd funding goal: $40 million, a number that would have been an impossible dream at the start of the game’s development,” Roberts wrote. “I’m constantly amazed by the continued support we receive and how this community manages to grow every day.

“Since the last milestone we’ve added over 10,000 new citizens! Some say that space sims are niche. I’m not so sure!”

Passing the $40 million mark means that the Kabal and Oretani systems will be added to the game, you can read about them here. Roberts also revealed what will be added if fans manage to reach the $42 million stretch goal.

Reaching this goal means that the team will add the Observist section of Star Citizen’s Galactapedia, Star Citizen’s equivalent of “The Hitchhikers Guide.” “The Galactapedia isn’t a simple wiki or a static how-to guide: it’s going to integrate directly into the game universe and respond in real time as players steer the course of Star Citizen’s world,” Roberts explained. ”

We envision making the news with an impressive feat in the Galactapedia as a major goal for many players: if you’re the one who finally defeats the Dread Pirate Roberts, charts a new Jump Point or makes the Advocacy’s Most Wanted list, your actions will become memorialized for all time in the Galactapedia! What’s more, the Galactapedia will be available both inside Star Citizen and through the RSI website.”

As well as this, every player who back before the $42 million mark will get the Explorer-class mobiGlas Rig and upon reaching the goal the team will start work on the Aegis Dynamics Gladius-class light fighter. If this wasn’t enough, everyone who backs will also get a towel for their hanger—Hitchhiker’s Guide reference.

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