Star Citizen has already become the most successful crowdsourced video game in history. Even so, gamers continue to support this massive project, as the crowdfunding program recently surpassed half a billion dollars.
Squadron 42 and Star Citizen PU
There is no doubt that Star Citizen is a one-of-a-kind gaming project, both in terms of scale and budget spent on development. The developers are currently working on two separate projects: Squadron 42, the story-driven single-player game component, and PU, the MMO component of the game.
The crowdfunding campaign raised over $500M
The most exciting aspect of crowdfunding campaign is that the game has raised over $100 million from backers in less than a year. Star Citizen’s crowdfunding campaign raised $400 million in November 2021. This means that the game has gained 20% of its overall budget in the last ten months despite receiving donations from backers since 2012, demonstrating Star Citizen’s growing popularity among gamers.
Cloud Imperium Games has secured a large budget from a few other businesses in addition to the public crowdfunding scheme. The game is still a long way from being fully released, though.
CIG is now getting ready to release Alpha 3.18 of the game later this year. The game should obtain its second-star “Pyro” system by the development goals with Alpha 4.0, but this doesn’t appear likely.
Despite this, Star it has a sizably large following that supports both the creators and the game. Star Citizen has received the support of almost 4 million players, which is impressive. Are you one of the massive supporters of Star Citizen?