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'Star Citizen' Crowdfunding Crosses $33 Million Mark

In a matter of days, the record-breaking crowdfunding campaign for the epic space sim ‘Star Citzien’ goes from $30 million to $33 million while celebrating its anniversary.

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Pandamobile942d ago

They seem to be increasing their cashflow at an exponential rate. The milestones are getting bigger, so they're receiving more coverage from places, generating more interest and more funding.

Xristo942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

Also, what people do not understand is that backers are buying MULTIPLE ships and packages. Like, daily! Since they have Life-Time Insurance (LTI) on select ships from pledging, RSI has been offering ships with LTI to them. One offer just ended today. They cannot control their spending! Just genius!

no_more_heroes942d ago

Wow, so many funding records broken.

It would be a shame if...

...the game ended up being bad...

/jk

General Shrooms942d ago

Funding a game before it's release is an investment, and all investments have their risks.

However, with Chris and his team's background and credentials, the risk seems to be minimal.

Trunkz Jr942d ago

This is my I own an Idris-P :)

younglj01942d ago

I want to support this game so much,but not announcing an PS4 version is only thing stopping me.I know that this game was made as an PC exclusive but the PS4 being similar to an PC.Hopefully with them having PS4s will give them the chance to atleast test run it on the hardware.

If this don't come to the PS4 I'm going to be so jealous...

Godmars290942d ago

Give it a year or two.

At the very least it'll inspire a knock-off.

Trunkz Jr942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

https://forums.robertsspace...

Read and enjoy, the same answer he gives for PS4 is the same many other games get and never come of it - there are no plans. Even with 33 million, there are no plans. Odds are, you will not see this on the new consoles.

Plus side is that this game doesn't come out for another year or more, and by then you would have enough to get a computer that can run this on Med with high FPS at a cheap cost.

NatureOfLogic942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

You seem to be nitpicking information from the link. He's says it'll be tough to get it on PS4 and X1, but didn't rule them out. He even acknowledged Sony indie push and said he'd bring it if he got what he wanted. Which is, open to update freely and Cross platform play(PC and PS4). He also mentioned controls, but PS4 can use mouse and keyboard. He definitely didn't rule out next gen port like you seem to imply. He even mentioned port and said it would be exactly that. I read the whole thing, not just the part that excites the pc master race.

PC gamers are the ones hoping It stays exclusive. If next gen consoles sell well, It'll come and I doubt It'll be "watered down" like some are saying. PS4 is better than your average PC gaming rig ffs.

Saviour942d ago

@NatureOfLogic : it's funded by PC gamers, he not going to dumb down it so console can play. theres no chance of releasing console with pc. but maybe they will later release a downgraded version for consoles.

Maxor942d ago

They already made a statement about their console plans. According to Chris Roberts the consoles are too under powered for this game.

younglj01942d ago

Lol 7 disagrees and I want to play and support the title,I really don't understand the mindset of some people on this site.

SouLosT942d ago

A game like Star Citizen has scope which even the PS4 would have problems grasping.

Seriously, a console isn't a choice platform for this type of title.

dcj0524942d ago

@Sou even so, it can still run most likely. I'd even settle for 720p 30fps.I just want I on PS4. Whats so taboo about that?

SouLosT941d ago

@dcj

It's taboo because releasing on console would restrict the developers in more ways than one.

They'd have to learn/optimize and build around the PS4. There would be cuts and it would cost plenty of money. It would spread the development team thin, and then there's marketing.

This game is already a guaranteed success on PC, just look at how many people have contributed. Working on PC means no compromises and a guaranteed fan-base.

TehBAT942d ago

To be fair this was funded by PC gamers to make it on PC, not by anyone else

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Gabenbrah942d ago

And they say PC gamers only Pirate and Torrent games. Give me a call when console gamers fund a developer 30+ million dollars.

T2942d ago

They don't need to as long as games like gta5 prove you can spend massive money and turn a profit... this budget is peanuts compared to gta, though impressive for kickstarter

Gabenbrah942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

Just because a game has a huge budget doesn't mean it's good. Halo 4 and AC3 had massive budgets and both those games were garbage. $30 million is more than enough. Metro Last Light was made with hardly any money and was one of the best games of the year.

T2942d ago

You are right about that but the article is about how much money has been raised... if it's more than enough then great!

WeAreLegion942d ago

Most hardcore gamers game on both PC and consoles.

tigertron942d ago

Who's to say many aren't console gamers?

Gabenbrah942d ago

Why would a console gamer fund a PC exclusive?

tigertron942d ago

People don't just own consoles or PCs you know. Many people have both.

FragMnTagM942d ago

I mainly game on my PC lately. That is until I get a PS4 and XBOX One. I have funded this game and cannot wait to play it.

Godmars290942d ago

is there anyway this game is going to live up to expectations?

People are going to be picking it apart, focusing and magnifying each and every flaw day one with no consideration that it will be day one.

porkChop942d ago

No chance of living up to the expectations. With this high of a budget and such a large amount of hype, gamers will be expecting perfection, and rightfully so since they're the ones funding the development.

Trunkz Jr942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

They aren't tied down by a large corp. like EA to push the game out, thus they can spend all the time they want fixing bugs and polishing it until it's the way gamers feel it should be. With $33 million they can hire more team members to get this done at a faster pace.

Battlefield 4 on the other hand... was pushed out too early to beat CoD to the punch, thus many problems are still to be fixed.... (even tho it's still a fun game).

General Shrooms942d ago

There is no day one. The game is being released in bits, with each bit being iterated upon using player feedback.

Pandamobile942d ago

This game is going to be in development for the next 8-10 years. When you make a game like Star Citizen, it's not going to be done when they ship it. It'll continue to get better, deeper, have a stronger community until it inevitably fizzles out or jumps the shark.

And just to be clear, this is not going to be a game with mass appeal. This is a niche game with a niche market that is being funded entirely by the people who want to play it.

Failcube942d ago

Or $33 million dollar question...

Failcube942d ago

That's the million dollar question.

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