Star Citizen Continues to Raise the Crowdfunding Bar
According to the backer-recorded data for Star Citizen, the developers at Cloud Imperium Games have received over $340 million from crowdfunding to date. The total number the team has calculate is $340, 790, 897, with the average pledge per day being between $12-14. The crowdfunding development spreadsheet Cloud Imperium Games released gave a detailed breakdown of where the finances were accumulated. Star Citizen will be releasing for PC when it’s fully realized, though Cloud Imperium Games doesn’t have an official release date in mind for the kickstarted project.
The data Cloud Imperium Games has put together breaks down the crowdfunding process to an extremely calculated level. It starts from the total pledge amount as of January 1st, 2014, which is when Star Citizen had already accumulated $35,672,435. As of January 1st the following year, Star Citizen had earned $68,590,679, while crowdfunding surpassed $100,000,000 by 2016. By January of 2017, Star Citizen backers had raised $140,659,959 by the next year and $175,602,845.
Last year as of January 1st, Star Citizen crowdsourcing had exceeded $260,000,000 and now the team has received over $340 million this year. While many gamers who backed the interstellar project have gotten their hands on an alpha build of the upcoming gaming, many are waiting to hear about an official release date. Backers of Star Citizen have recently started to get impatient with the current trajectory of development and the existing roadmap, but it’s clear that a large community of people is just as hyped for Star Citizen as many were for the release of Cyberpunk 2077.
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