Star Citizen – the first ever space sim in danger of making itself irrelevant by not actually managing to come out before we all live in space – has now raised more than $250m USD in crowdfunding, according to figures from developer Cloud Imperium Games.
Star Citizen’s initial crowdfunding campaign set the bar high, securing over $6m back in 2012. Despite the space sim having missed its original anticipated release date of November 2014 by quite some margin (not to mention a succession of other milestone targets for its various announced modes), that figure has continued to climb dramatically in the years since.
Star Citizen’s crowdfunding status is, somewhat uniquely, displayed in real-time for anyone to see, and its last major monetary milestone of $200m (a figured that doesn’t include the previously announced $46m of private investment) occurred a little over a year ago in November 2018. That means supporters are contributing an average of around $130,000 a day through pledges, the purchase of virtual ships, and more.