Star Citizen’s crowdfunding has reached a new milestone, as Cloud Imperium Games has now raised more than $500 million for its development. The game initially began a crowdfunding effort on Kickstarter in October 2012, quickly amassing over $2 million on that platform and starting a trend that would see it regularly amass more cash over the years.
As spotted by Eurogamer, the current investment total sits at $500,121,052 from over 4 million backers, at the time of writing. What’s remarkable here is that Star Citizen reached the $400 million milestone in November last year, which means that $100 million in funding was accrued in just the last 10 months.
After a decade of development, Star Citizen is in an alpha stage and a final release date for a full game launch has yet to be revealed. The alpha build contains a number of features, starships, and locations to explore, but the highly anticipated Squadron 42 single-player campaign has yet to materialize. Star Citizen’s single-player adventure is one that fans have been anticipating for years now and features a number of big-name actors in the story such as Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, and Gillian Anderson.