The Star Citizen site has been updated with the announcement that the funding juggernaut continues and that over $47M has been raised. Chris Roberts also revealed that the community is in support of keeping stretch goals as the game continues to earn investment dollars.
The community has been actively involved with funding stretch goals. Each plateau is reached, the community votes to choose what the reward will be. Most commonly, ships have been added to Star Citizen. The $47M mark is no different with the additional revelation that "more than a few" Xi’An ships will be forthcoming.
The Xi’An scout is a good example of how much goes into Star Citizen’s ship development process. As you may remember, we offered the scout earlier in the campaign without showing a picture. That’s because I decided the concept art we had didn’t represent the ship I wanted for this role. You can see that original art here; it’s a cool design, but didn’t get across the unique thruster system that makes the scout so special.
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