Passing yet another decimal milestone, the crowdfunding campaign
for Star Citizen is now more than US$40 Million. The ambitious sci-fi MMO project from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts continues to eclipse other crowdfunding projects with contributions from over 405,000 eager players --an average of almost $100 per person, with some individuals laying down thousands of dollars for ethereal items in a game that's still being made.
Developer Roberts Space Industries had promised the addition of two more star systems for the game at the $40M stretch goal, and the next target
has been set at $41M for a procedural generation R&D team:
Procedural Generation R&D Team – This stretch goal will allocate funding for Cloud Imperium to develop procedural generation technology for future iterations of Star Citizen. Advanced procedural generation will be necessary for creating entire planets worth of exploration and development content. A special strike team of procedural generation-oriented developers will be assembled to make this technology a reality.
At this point, there seems to be little doubt the project will reach beyond that target also. It seems the sky is no longer the limit in outer-space.