Crowd-funding juggernaut Star Citizen is continuing to show it won't ever run out of steam, with the sci-fi title now surpassing $63 million in funds as developer Cloud Imperium prepares for the $64 million target that will introduce sci-fi pets.
"We have repair bots, we have fish, but we haven't implemented a traditional pet system in Star Citizen yet," noted Cloud Imperium chief Chris Roberts in a new post
. "At $64 million, that changes. From Jones the Cat in Alien to the Battlestar Galactica's Daggit, pets have a place on board starship and we want to give you that option in Star Citizen."
So what kind of fluffy critters and loyal lap-chums can backers anticipate? "Expect traditional terrestrial options, plus anything exotic we can dream up in the Star Citizen universe," said Roberts, adding a sad note to his missive. "This stretch goal is in honor of Paddington, Strike Dog of the UEES Paul Steed. In one of our first videos
Paddington helped us get to $4 million back in the initial campaign, and sadly passed away recently."