Star Citizen has reached $350 million in crowdfunding dollars, a new milestone for the in-development MMORPG. This comes after the Cloud Imperium Games revealed it raised over $5 million in February alone.
The crowdfunded title, which has been in development for about a decade now, has reached milestone after milestone, continually bringing in money for the project through the sale of start packs and in-game items. Star Citizen, and its single-player spin off Squadron 42, have yet to receive an actual release date despite continually bringing in money.
According to Roberts Space Industries, the total amount crowdfunded has now eclipsed $350 million dollars, with $5 million of that coming in February alone. This comes after recent reports, such as one at Polygon, which estimate that the MMO developer raked in $77 million in funding in 2020 alone, likely due to the ramp up of video game sales while many people around the world were quarantined during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Star Citizen is a first person space-flight/FPS MMO that has been in development since 2011. The MMO itself has raised money not just through its Kickstarter, but through the sale of in-game items and ships, some of which can cost upwards of a few hundred dollars. The single-player spin off title, Squadron 42 doesn't have a release date as well, though it has been sold separately from the MMO since 2016. No new release date has been given for Squadron 42, with Chris Roberts stating that it "will be done when it is done.," releasing a new roadmap towards the end of 2020.