Star Citizen, the crowdfunded multiplayer space trading and combat game in development by Cloud Imperium Games, has hit a new milestone with the money raised. At the time of writing, they have hit over $250,000,000.
To be precise, the money raised has hit $251,262,106 with 2,449,276 backers coming together to fund the in-development title. To put that in context, the most expensive game ever made (that we’re aware of) was Grand Theft Auto V, whose budget reportedly clocked in at $265 Million. This puts Star Citizen in the area of the second-most expensive game ever, moving Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 down to third place (with a budget of $250 Million).
With no final game in sight, backers can enjoy segments of Star Citizen that are available for play. Currently Alpha 3.7 is playable, and you can check out what’s in this build here:
It’s fair to say it’s been a tumultuous few years for Star Citizen, with highs and lows in equal measure. The money keeps rolling in, with Cloud Imperium raising an additional and privately funded $46 Million last December, but the game’s taken a few hits, with a lawsuit by Crytek hitting the company. That’s all before we look to the internet’s reaction, where just the mention of the game can cause a deluge of comments to appear as if by magic.
Star Citizen will be releasing a new planet over the following month, named microTech which is titled after the microTech corporation which owns it, and next year we’ll be seeing a new 20v20 Theatres of War mode added to the game. That said, we still do not have a release date, or a release window for the title. If you want to know more, or you wish to become backer 2,449,277, you can head over to the Star Citizen site here.