Star Citizen has been in development since 2011. After 2020 became the game’s most successful year to date, it reached another milestone.
Cloud Imperium Games reported the news on its official website. The studio has now raised a total of $351,215,143 in crowdfunding. This whopping sum came from more than 3 million people, who supported the project.
On March 12 alone, backers donated almost $500,000. Cloud Imperium Games basically sells different subscriptions, starter packs, and spaceships, with some of them even not being available in the game yet.
Star Citizen attracted $77 million in 2020 alone, according to Polygon. It includes $16.9 million raised in November, with the game reaching $300 million mark last June.
Cloud Imperium Games, led by Chris Roberts, announced Star Citizen back in 2011. After 10 years in development, it still has no release date.
People have been criticizing CIG a lot. Star Citizen is now in alpha version 3.12, and its single-player version Squadron 42 is also far from launch. Some of the users even accused the studio of scamming the customers.
However, the new record shows that millions of people still have a lot of faith in the game, and CIG says that all the money is being used to fund the development.