Submitted by Abriael 258d ago | news

Star Citizen Shatters the Mind-Boggling $40,000,000 Crowd Funding Barrier Thanks to 405,289 Backers

After a year and a half since the beginning of the crowd funding campaign, star citizen overtook the 40 million dollars crowd funding goal. (PC, Star Citizen)

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imtheman2013  +   258d ago
Probably because this game looks cool as hell.
dmitrijs88  +   257d ago
Ive never liked sci-fi games, but for some reason I think this one might be first I will want to give a good try.
SolidGear3  +   258d ago
Hell yes! :3
cyguration  +   258d ago
It's now rocking Mass Effect 3's budget and already looks 100x better.
jay2  +   258d ago
it better be worth it.
I_am_Batman  +   258d ago
That's an avarage of $100 per backer. The pressure must be huge on the devs to deliver an awesome game. I don't even want to imagine the shitstorm if this doesn't turn out great.
Pandamobile  +   258d ago
In the end, it won't matter what the public's reaction to the game is, as long as it satisfies the backers, they'll be fine.
Milruka  +   258d ago
If in the end the backers are not happy, and other people who try and get the game do not like it, it will be probably the last chocking gurgle out of kickstarter games.
Akuma07  +   257d ago
Also, isn't the increasing number of additional rewards just going to push the games release out even further?

When is it actually expected to release?
MysticStrummer  +   258d ago
Meanwhile homeless people are thankful for surviving winter.

"Probably because this game looks cool as hell."

WeAreLegion  +   258d ago
Sad, isn't it? I volunteer at a shelter twice a week. The homeless rate was going down for so long! Then, we started losing jobs. :/

OT: I can't wait to not be able to run this game!
imtheman2013  +   258d ago
Lol that's my only concern for this game as well. I doubt my current rig will be able to run this on high settings, and I'll be lucky if I can get a smooth framerate on medium. I plan on upgrading soon, but this game looks damn good...
Akuma07  +   257d ago
You come to a gaming site and say that?

If you are a gamer, then you are a hypocrite. Gaming in and of itself is a hobby, if you partake in such a hobby then you yourself are a part of the comment you just complained about.

Do you think homeless people can afford to play video games? As you said, they are just thankful for surviving winter, while you not only comfortably survive it, but you get to sit inside a warm house playing awesome video games. So tell me sir, what makes you ANY better then the rest of us?
MysticStrummer  +   257d ago
"So tell me sir, what makes you ANY better then the rest of us?"

Wow. I don't think I ever implied I was better than anyone. The dollar amount in the headline just made me think about various things that could use more funding, and the homeless is an obvious one. Watching a high budget bad movie makes me think the same thing. Money that could have been spent elsewhere. I don't agree that me buying and using a product is the same as funding a product that will eventually be sold back to me.
i8urCAKE  +   258d ago
imagine if the game sucks lol and will this game ever be released since they keep promising all these new things like generated planets..
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Debaitable  +   258d ago
This actually stopped me from backing. It'd be better for me for them to demonstrate the tech first then telling me what you want to make.
Akuma07  +   257d ago
Yeah that is what is stopping me from backing.

I mean, if this keeps going, the game will never release. Or it will release unfinished.

The promise of what this game could be, and the actuality of what it is, is eventually going to be different.
screecwe  +   257d ago
Procedural Generated planets is a stretch goal for way after the game is released. Try reading.
ninjahunter  +   258d ago
Funny, all these publishers complain that piracy is killing their console ports and these guys havent even given us a game and they have broken 40,000,000. Just goes to show, if you make what the people want they will come, and if you try to milk them you will get nothing but resistance the whole time.
DanielGearSolid  +   258d ago
Why is it that ppl can't accept that developers want to get paid for their hardwork?

Piracy, especially on pc, is a valid concern. The quality of a game has nothing to do with it
Honest_gamer  +   258d ago
And yet games with DRM are often pirated much more than those without, why would any one buy a game with so many restrictions when the pirated version has none of them
Are_The_MaDNess  +   258d ago
actually most devs that release their games on steam make their money back within a month.
yes there is Piracy and yes its alot easier to download and use. but there is still alot of money to be made.
Piracy will always be there, only way to combat it is to provide a better service than the pirates do.

@Mikeyy: well a 60USD game on PC os really unheard of before this gen...
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Mikeyy  +   258d ago
Game quality has EVERYTHING to do with it.

I speak for all pirates when I say we are not paying $60 for a 4 hour game.
DanielGearSolid  +   258d ago

I agree, steam essentially saved pc gaming

But it wasn't always as prominent as it is now

You can't blame anyone for being apprehensive about pc games due to past experiences
ninjahunter  +   258d ago
Ok, heres the problem with what you that argument.

The amount of money spent on games on PC in a year surpasses the amount of money spent on games on all 3 console platforms combined. Its a fact, you can look it up. So its not that pc gamers dont want to be paid, that's pretty obvious.

Piracy isnt causing companies to lose money, since piracy is related to income levels (countries with low income have higher piracy rates and vice versa, this can also be researched). If a person with no money pirates a game, its not a lost sale since they could not have bought it in the first place.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   257d ago
+ people with low cash at a time may buy the game at a later day when they can pay for it.

like right now im strapped down so i cant get South Park and Titanfall.... already played though the story of south park and i will buy it next week when my paycheck drops in :D

alot of people do it this aswell.
with games now have really bad ports and have DLC and stores in game like dead space i really understand why we start to pirate game to check for such things at times. (atleast till we get a vid from TB)
hkgamer  +   257d ago
definitely a concern but probably not as big of an issue as it was before, probably thanks to digital distribution.

Problem is that a lot of people think they deserve to play a game even if they cannot afford it or probably just don't want to spend money on it.

If people don't want to pay for a product then just don't play it or borrow it off someone that has it or maybe wait until it gets cheaper.

There's a bunch of movies that I want to watch, but I just don't want to waste money going to cinema. So I just wait until it comes out on DVD/BR or maybe even wait until it comes on TV/streaming services.
I_am_Batman  +   257d ago
@mikeyy: "I speak for all pirates when I say we are not paying $60 for a 4 hour game."

That still doesn't mean it's ok to pirate the game. If you don't like what's being offered to you, don't buy the game. Simple as that.
MaxwellBuddha  +   257d ago
Can't wait for this to finally release.

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