Star Citizen isn’t out yet, and there’s no release date on the horizon, despite the Kickstarter campaign having started way back in 2012. That however, hasn’t stopped people from still continuing to throw money at it. It’s been less than a week now since Cloud Imperium Games released alpha 3.3 to the public test servers, which also marked the start of CitizenCon. In that short time span, the game has already raised over $1 million.
It all began when last Wednesday (October 10), we got a star-studded trailer for the single-player spin-off of Star Citizen, going by Squadron 42. On that day itself, the game got almost $380,000 according to the live funding tracker. Since, over the next few days, the game received $325,000 on Thursday, and around $190,000 on both Friday and Saturday. That’s over a million in less than a week. Just for comparison, the week prior to that, the game raised $171,000.
The total crowdfunding for the game now sits at $195 million, and it’s more than likely that it might reach and even cross the $200 million mark by the end of the year.
Cloud Imperium released alpha 3.3 to the Public Test Universe as well, and the update lets people use their webcam and microphone to map their facial expressions and voices onto to their in-game characters. There’s also a bunch of new ships, with the expensive option costing as much as a whopping $700.
Cloud Imperium has said that they will release a full roadmap to Squadron 42’s release in December. If that’s true, then we’ll finally (finally), have a release date to look forward to.
Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh
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