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Star Citizen reaches $48 million in funding, Retaliator commercial on the way

Posted on July 15, 2014 AT 05:22am

Cloud Imperium Games’ dogfighting space MMO Star Citizen has reached $48 million in funding, which means that the Retaliator ship will now get its own commercial.

“It was a close race but The Retaliator pulled ahead. The Avenger was a close second. The symbol of the United Empire of Earth’s power is the next ship to receive a slick commercial, the developer writes. “Aegis Dynamics is in dire need of good publicity since the end of the of the Messer era. We currently have the Cutlass and the Constellation commercials in production and now the Retaliator will be added to that list.”

At $49 million all backs will receive the Xi’An Space Plant: “Similar to a bonsai tree, the Centennial Bloom is a very famous Xi’An plant indigenous to Eealus III that blossoms for one night every one hundred years. They sell the plants in sealed terrariums to traders. Ever since their introduction to the UEE, Humanity has been fascinated by these beautiful plants and the wait for them to bloom.”

Previous creator Chris Roberts had stated that there would be no more stretch goals for Star Citizen as the team wanted to concentrate on getting everything it had promised into the game, but following a community vote it was decided that stretch goals would continue.

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