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Star Citizen reaches $44 million funding goal, $46 million reward revealed

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Posted on May 26, 2014 AT 07:19am

Cloud Imperium Games’ Chris Roberts has announced that Star Citizen has surpassed the $44 million crowd funding stretch goal, adding an extra room to players’ hangers.

Everyone who backed the game before the $44 million milestone was reached will receive the Stellar Cartography room for free. “Walk among the distant horizons you’ve charted in Star Citizen’s dedicated “map room” featuring a 3D holographic representation of the known universe,” Roberts explains. “Your map room will start with a basic guide to the United Empire of Earth, and will expand into something that is unique to you as you explore uncharted worlds and discover new secrets.

“Build the most in-depth universe map possible and show it off to visitors, or lock down your secret jump points and hidden trading posts so that no one else can follow. Interface directly with the Observist guide to find out everything from what ores are in demand on MacArthur to who serves the best pasta on Terra. And with the ability to leave your own notes about your encounters and travels, it’s more than a map: it’s your digital diary!”

Roberts also revealed what backers will earn if funding reached $46 million. “Backers who pledge before $46 million will get an updated scanning software suite from Chimera Communications.

“Chimera Communications unveiled the latest version of their SBit scanning software, also announcing a one-time free upgrade for their current and long-standing customers. The new SBit upgrade offers advanced scanning capabilities for prospecting asteroids above and beyond their baseline systems. SBit is a FIB-based system that floods the scan-zone with energy then processes the frequency of the energy reflected back, providing the operator with a composite sketch of potential ore deposits.

“With the new version, Chimera included an updated library of searchable frequencies as well as variable scan sizes, allowing smaller surface, higher-resolution scans. The general public will be able to purchase the update when SBit is officially released.”

Star Citizen’s dog fighting Arena Commander module is set to go live for backers on May 29.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
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