Star Citizen continues to break crowdfunding records, now raising more than $ 350 million after one of its most successful years to date.
GamesIndustry.biz Reports indicate Cloud Imperium Games passed its most recent achievement in February, making an additional $ 5 million in that month alone. It comes after the game’s biggest year yet – even seven years after its first Kickstarter campaign, it has achieved 2020 CIG. Approximately $ 77 million.
Last November was one of the highlights of the year, when an Free flying event It reportedly brought in $ 16.9 million by letting anyone try out the game’s full ship list. By the end of the month, CIG had bought out Another studio To create more Star Citizen content.
GIBiz notes that while the developer rates this income under crowdfunding, most of that money comes from the purchases of the starter pack and the sale or leasing of virtual Star Citizen ships.
Of course, Star Citizen still appears to be closer to any sort of “final” release. Much-promoted single player campaign 42nd Squadron It still can’t be seen anywhere, and while alpha updates continue to emerge, the continuous and multiplayer universe paradigm remains a long way off. Hard dream. at 8th Anniversary Video Last October, Chris Roberts explained that he “was not happy with how effectively we were making progress in 42nd Squadron”.
Fans aren’t the only ones complaining about poor communication, either. Developers at the CIG Texas office have criticized the management for its presence Slow response For devastating winter storms in the state, requiring employees to use their paid vacations in conditions that witnessed heavy snowfall in Texas without electricity.