Today, September 20, 2022, the amount custom donations the development of the ambitious space simulator Star Citizen from the Cloud Imperium Games studio reached a new peak.
Remember that the fundraising for the creation of Star Citizen began in October 2012 with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (just over $2 million) and was subsequently transferred to the project’s official website.
In December 2014, donations reached $65 million, and the developers gave up more goals. Fees surpassed $100 million in December 2015, $200 million in November 2018, $300 million in June 2020, and $400 million in November 2021.
As it became known, to date, as part of a crowdfunding initiative, over $500 million has been raised for the production and development of Star Citizen, the number of contributors has reached 4.095 million people.
May was the most profitable of recent months for Star Citizen – over $20 million. At the end of spring, Cloud Imperium Games boss Chris Roberts released an open letter detailing 2021 results and immediate plans.
The last major update for Star Citizen came out in April with Alpha 3.17. Upcoming major patches 3.18 and 3.19 so far planned for the third (until the end of September) and the fourth (until the end of December) quarter of the current year.
Star Citizen (like its plot offshoot Squadron 42) still has no date, or even an approximate release date. The wait is expected to last at least a few more years.