The hugely ambitious Star Citizen project has reportedly now passed the $48 million dollar milestone on its seemingly endless crowdfunding campaign. Impressively, it was less than a month ago that it hit $47 million, with the latest surge supposedly being driven by a surge of sales of the in-game Gladius ship and dogtags.
With eyes now toward the significant $50 million dollar mark, lead developer Cloud Imperium Games founder Chris Roberts has outlined
the next stretch goal as alien languages:
As we promised last time, we’re going to return to our tradition of stretch goals that improve the core game. The ongoing funding keeps the project running on the scale it is today… but we’re also eager to find ways to improve what we’ve already planned. We’ve come up with one for the $50 million goal that we think will truly improve the immersion, and help make Star Citizen a living, breathing world:
Alien Languages – Do you speak Banu? We will work with real-world linguists to create distinctive and realistic alien languages for Star Citizen’s three biggest alien races, the Vanduul, the Xi’An and the Banu. No universal translators, no garbled animal noises: Star Citizen’s aliens will be speaking their own authentic languages!
Star Citizen is currently playable in a pre-alpha state on PC, with the Arena Commander multiplayer offering having only been recently made available.