Submitted by Abriael 544d ago | news

Star Citizen Smashes Another Record, Surpasses $30,000,000 in Crowd Funding, Shows New Art

Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen is continuing its unstoppable crowd funding space flight, and it just smashed another barrier, overtaking the mind boggling $30,000,000 mark. (PC, Star Citizen)

fluffydelusions  +   544d ago
Scrooge McDuck money pit dive.gif
fabod86  +   544d ago
lol XD
GentlemenRUs  +   544d ago
Ah that was a good show :P

But yeah, You will likely need a gtx780i to even run this game =/
Persistantthug  +   544d ago
Dang...that's alot of money.

I don't even know if you can consider it indie anymore. It's almost "AAA Budget" at this point.

Just out of curiosity, did they say if this game was going to the 8th gen consoles or not?
Biozerker  +   544d ago
They're keeping it PC only, no chance at a console launch, looks like.
PotatoClock  +   543d ago
It was always going to be AAA. No indie development was intended for this title.

The first AAA space sim in a VERY long time.
ATiElite  +   544d ago
WOW I said S.C. would hit $30m in ten days but it did it in 6 days!

I have a Stealth Hornet and Retaliator in my hangars so I'm good but at $32m I may pitch in more to another ship or lifetime insurance!

Squadron 42 should be kicking off soon but I will just a 300i for that!

StarCitizen in 4k is gonna be fantastic!
BattleAxe  +   544d ago
You watch, these guys will be driving around in Lamborghinis and they be drinking Courvoisier as they develop the game, and by the time they finish developing the game, probably $15 Million will have actually gone into the game itself.
TheObserver  +   544d ago
Ha! Have you seen their behind the scene they broadcast weekly? The devs live like pigs inside their studio, not kings. Even the main dude Christ Roberts have black bag under his eyes sometimes. The money is being spent accordingly.

PotatoClock  +   543d ago
It's the executives of EA and Acti who do what you just described.

These guys are all about the games, not the money.
DanielGearSolid  +   544d ago
Ok 30 mil deserves my lofty attention /s

But seriously, what's this game about?
come_bom  +   544d ago
"Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game for Microsoft Windows. Star Citizen will consist of two main elements: a persistent world massively multiplayer online game mixing elements of first person space combat and interstellar trade (known as Star Citizen) and a branching single-player and drop-in co-operative multiplayer[6] campaign (known as Squadron 42), together with customizable private server components. The game will feature Oculus Rift support."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
LeoDDestroyer  +   544d ago
Is this along the lines of say EVE?
DOMination-  +   544d ago
Sounds more like elite
OrangePowerz  +   544d ago
It`s a space opera, one part is Squadron 42 that`s a singleplayer campaign and one part will be MMO. Imagine Freelancer as an MMO, that`s at least how I think it`s going to be from the what has been shown so far.

I`m hugely looking forward to it since I love space operas.
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ssj27  +   544d ago
Is a space simulator lol like we can simulate how spave works because we have been and live in space right? /s lol
It claims to be the last true pc game that will save pc gaming like if it needs any saving and talks bs aboit console, I.mean this guys hit the nail and brainwashed all hardcore pc gamers ..

By the time this game comes out it will be outdated and it will probably also be in the ps4.. even after all their claims and hate towards consoles.

It does have a interesting idea but we have to still see action gamaplay.. they have only showed a plane flying in a empty space abd a avatar walking inside the ships ..

Sadly is a pay to win game anf noting can be good from that system.
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ssj27  +   544d ago
I was just answering the guy sorry to hurt the feelings of few of you my bad.

I'm playing gtav and doing the flying school and flying is actually fun in gtav I will have add spoiler alert but gtav is not on pc so pc gamers can't get spoilers from a game they can't play.. that is why I did not put spoiler alert.

Anyways the game seem to have a unique feeling to it in term of video games.. sadly is a pay to win game.. it will be when it lau"nchs some day I hope not far far away in the future.. well I'm back to gtav.. I will categorized play to have fun .. gladly is not a pay to win game.
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Conzul  +   544d ago
It's basically everything Roberts wanted Freelancer to be before M$ bought Digital Anvil and rushed the game to market in 2001.
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come_bom  +   544d ago
I'm curious to see what comes out of this game. If it's not a great game, a lot of people are going to be pissed.
KwietStorm  +   544d ago
I was just thinking that. It's one thing if a so called AAA game or a sequel from an established series disappoints. But this is being funded by the people, by a huge amount. Same goes for Mighty No.9. I don't think they could have expected this kind of response, but I wonder if they feel any added pressure.
Einhert  +   544d ago
you seem rustled
Nocando  +   544d ago
There are AAA titles that don't have that budget.
Pandamobile  +   544d ago
Well, AAA generally implies something upwards of $20 million, so yeah.
Persistantthug  +   544d ago
There's no real set in stone amount, as the term AAA Budget is fairly arbitrary, but I've always thought of AAA Budget as being approx $50 million or so.
Pandamobile  +   544d ago
No. It's $20+ million.
Psychotica  +   544d ago
What happens if they only spend $10 million?
Pandamobile  +   544d ago
Then they have $20 million to fund their next game.
Gabenbrah  +   544d ago
And people still say PC gamers only Torrent, yet we help raise over $30 million for Star Citizen.
haaziquvais  +   544d ago
That's a one heck of a comment! :D
ALICE666  +   544d ago
30 million Chris and co.. congrats!

This thing really has the snowball effect now.

Just hope he delivers what he promises. I am still on the fence but a part of me keeps crying out to pledge as I love space games... but day by day now I'm getting closer to pledging..

I am just waiting on a nice ship I like the design of to show up. I really except the Aegis Retaliator.. but damn that things pricey.
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