Star Citizen passes yet one more spectacular milestone
It’s a identified incontrovertible fact that it takes an extended, very long time to make video games, however Cloud Imperium Games is testing players’ persistence with their in-development title Star Citizen, which started pre-production all the way in which again in 2010. The sport was formally introduced in 2012 with the launch of a Kickstarter marketing campaign to boost funds for improvement, and whereas it was anticipated to launch in 2014, the sport was delayed a number of occasions… and nonetheless is but to obtain any form of official launch window.
Ten years after the launch of the Star Citizen crowdfunding marketing campaign, the sport has reached an unbelievable milestone by elevating over $500 million — the official rely as of immediately is $500,075,150 from 4,096,384 backers. (Thanks, Eurogamer.) I’m unsure if I’m extra impressed by the numbers, or whether or not followers are nonetheless holding out hope a decade later.
I get that enormous MMOs like which might be insanely tough to develop, however at this level, I’m amazed issues haven’t shut down but. I suppose they’ve the funds to maintain going for some time. The undertaking is understood for being the highest-funded online game of all time, and it truly gained a Guinness World Record again in 2014 for being the best crowdfunded undertaking when it had raised $39,680,576.
Cloud Imperium began releasing small gameplay snippets known as “modules” in order that gamers might get a way of the sport (and doubtless to sluggish the complaints for some time). The final module was launched in 2015, but it surely nonetheless receives common updates.
A aspect undertaking known as Squadron 42 was additionally introduced with the preliminary Star Citizen crowdfunding undertaking and was meant to be the story mode. Now it’s purported to be a standalone undertaking, and Cloud Imperium is already discussing plans for a number of sequels earlier than the sport is even completed.
It’s good that followers are nonetheless excited for Star Citizen in any case these years, however man, realizing what I find out about sport improvement, I’d be shocked if gamers get a fraction of what they had been promised all these years in the past.