October 26th 2013
Last week, when we reached $24 million, I wrote that you must like Hornets. It turns out you REALLY like Hornets: Star Citizen’s backers have propelled us to $25 million in crowd funding! This milestone also means that October has been our single biggest month for crowd funding yet… that’s truly astounding.
At $25 million, you allow us to build a stronger infrastructure for the Star Citizen alpha test:
The tech team is already looking into the best way to make this happen! One immediate impact is that we can add 50,000 alpha slots to our test plan, which will be reflected on the site shortly. As usual, we are ready to unveil the ‘next next’ stretch goal, for the $27 million level. This is another goal that should interest everyone immediately because it allows us to expand the range of experiences you’re going to find in Star Citizen.
Even though we’ve fully funded the base game, every extra dollar helps to make the experience better. The content we talk about in these stretch goals isn’t “feature creep”; it’s elements we’ve been building and planning that will be all that more impressive with additional resources. In essence, you’re putting things we’ve already discussed for the future into development now. The extra funding means we’re secure in assigning resources to go ahead and begin developing that richer content we had initially planned to fund through the game’s success upon release.
Thank you for your continued support of and trust in project. You have empowered the team to make Star Citizen something truly special… the Best Damn Space Sim Ever!
— Chris Roberts