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Star Citizen reaches $43 million in funding, $45 million reward revealed

Posted on April 29, 2014 AT 05:47am

Star Citizen has officially reached $43 million in funding, unlocking the Omni Role Combat Armor for all backers, and developer Cloud Imperium Games also unveiled the $45 million reward.

Every backer up to the $43 million point will get the armor, which will apparently be used in Star Citizen’s FPS module, according to the developer. “The ‘standard’ Marine armor for almost twenty years, ORC armor is prohibitively more expensive than standard-issue infantry body armor used by Army Ground Forces, but the Marines boast far fewer numbers and tend to make compelling arguments to get what they ask for,” the developer explained. “Clark Defense Systems’ ORC armor is created of composite mesh of fibers reinforced with ablative plates, offering a modest protection against both energy and kinetic weapons.”

As well as this, the developer also revealed the result of a vote for the $45 million reward. Fans voted for the “mystery object.” The Hadesian Artifact is “a puzzle players will someday compete to solve.” “The mystery of what happened in Hades has been one of the great archaeological puzzles ever since the system was discovered in the early 26th Century,” Cloud Imperium said. “The evidence suggests that the Hadesians nearly erased their entire civilization in devastating civil war that left a planet cracked in half, but so many questions remained.

“Who were these Hadesians? How did the war get started? Over the centuries, even the public became enamored by the mystery of this system. This curiosity was inflamed when scientists recently discovered a lone Hadesian artifact on the black market of all places. Trinket manufacturers quickly tried to capitalize on the resurgence of interest by building exact copies of the artifact for sale to the public, even replicating the unidentified symbols along the base…”

“I don’t want to sound repetitive after so many levels, but thank you again for your support,” creator Chris Roberts added. “Every additional dollar goes to Star Citizen’s development and makes it a better game. Please remember to take the penultimate player reward stretch goal poll, listed below. It’s hard to believe we’ve come this far, but the winner will be the $46 million stretch goal!”

Star Citizen’s Dogfighting module is set to release in the next couple of months.

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