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Star Citizen passes $350m fundraising milestone

Star Citizen passes $350m fundraising milestone

'Upcoming' space exploration game Star Citizen has now raised over $350m in funds.

Spotted by Eurogamer, the current fundraising total is listed on the game's website. It also notes that the title has racked up over three million players.

The title has received sizeable investment from other companies in the last couple of years. In 2018, a whopping $46m cash injection from multiple private investors sought to ensure that Star Citizen had a single-player component by the end of 2020.  An additional $17.25m was raised at the start of last year, by Cloud Imperium, one of the companies behind the game.

However, Star Citizen is yet to see a definite release date despite significant investment and an eight-year development period. This has caused a stir online; fans and followers alike are cynical about the game's release. Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts has addressed concerns, stating that he is not "willing to compromise" the game's potential because it's taking longer than he envisioned it would. 

Roberts also separately addressed the single-player mode that inspired significant financial backing, Squadron 42. Last year, the development vet admitted that communication with the game's fanbase hasn't been as strong as it could have been, but also stated that the mode "will be done when it is done"."


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Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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