Star Citizen’s Crowdfunding surges past $44 million

By Owen S. Good, Over the past three weeks, Star Citizen added another million dollars to its world-record crowdfunding total, bringing the combined backing to $44 million. The anticipated release of the space combat simulator’s dogfighting module by the end of this month is likely behind the surge.

PGoahStar Citizen’s funding reached $43 million on April 28 and stood at $42 million on April 15. It is by far the highest-crowdfunded video game project ever, even considering the recent history of this segment, with more than 450,000 individual backers. Of the $44 million raised, $34 million of it has come since June 2013.

The project still is capable of setting and meeting stretch goal features. Should the project hit $46 million, backers will receive in-game “scanning software” which enables them to find resources in Star Citizen’s universe.


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