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Star Citizen funding soars to new, $17 million crowdsourced heights

Chris Roberts' Star Citizen, which recently got its first chunk of playable content out to backers, has officially hit the $17 million funding milestone. On a scale of 1 to 10 of "money spent funding a game," we'd say that clocks in at about a 17 million. Because it's 17 million dollars. At this ra...

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Star Citizen to deliver first content, hangars, to Kickstarter backers

Star Citizen, the space exploration MMO by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, is ready to launch. Well, sort of - hangars, the first piece of playable content, are about to be made available to those who backed the Star Citizen Kickstarter. The catch is that you won't be able to actually fly any...

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Star Citizen hits astronomical $15 million crowdfunding goal

Chris Roberts' space exploration MMO Star Citizen has eclipsed $15 million through its crowdfunding efforts on its official site. By reaching the landmark funding achievement, players will now find an escort carrier ship in the game, and all backers will receive a 42-page digital upgrade manual tha...

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Star Citizen hits $14 million crowdfunding goal, still rolling

Star Citizen, the crowdfunded space adventure game from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, has reached its stretch funding goal of $14 million. The latest round of stretch goal cash will fund an in-game Hibernation Mode and a "Behind the Scenes of Star Citizen" documentary film. The project's...

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Chris Roberts can build a Star Citizen space fighter for $35,000

Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts can tell you what it would cost – in real world dollars – for his his team to build a ship inside his upcoming crowdfunded game, Star Citizen. "It can be anywhere from $35,000 to $150,000," Roberts says, speaking to the development cost associated...

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Star Citizen funding eclipses $9 million

Star Citizen has reached over $9 million in funding, thanks to its almost 170,000 contributors. The space exploration MMO, spearheaded by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, began with a successful $2 million run on Kickstarter, and has since raised almost $7 million on its own website. The origi...

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Star Citizen adding modules up to 2014 beta launch, 'hangar module' expected in August

Star Citizen will go into "full beta" by the end of 2014, adding modules along the way as part of its buy-in alpha model. Roberts Space Industry head Chris Roberts told Joystiq at GDC the first module – called the "Hangar Module" – will be available this August to paid-up citizenry of t...

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Chris Roberts' Star Citizen crowdfunding concludes at over $6M

Star Citizen concluded its two-pronged pledge drive today with $6,226,891 in funding. The Roberts Space Industry drive currently sits at $4.1 million from believers in the space sim genre, with today's Kickstarter concluding at $2.1 million. "I'm completely overwhelmed, humbled and grateful for the...

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Star Citizen can't be done on current-gen consoles, says Roberts

Chris Roberts says Star Citizen's RAM requirements, based on its proof-of-concept video, aren't met by current-gen consoles. Speaking to Ars Technica, the game's creator also dismissed potential iterations, promising top-end PCs of today are "already more powerful than what a next-generation conso...

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Star Citizen surpasses $2 million funding goal

Chris Roberts' Star Citizen project has surpassed its $2 million crowd funding pledge goal, which it achieved through a combination of Kickstarter and the game's website. "I'm floored by the support we are receiving for Star Citizen. Our fans have certainly showed that they are ready for a space si...

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