Star Citizen raises over $250 million in crowdfunding money
Star Citizen is arguably one of the most highly-anticipated games of this era. It has been in development since early 2012 and based on the final product, Star Citizen could either be commended as the next Death Stranding or disparaged as the second No Man's Sky.
Star Citizen has successfully raised over $250 million on its Kickstarter campaign, of which $9 million was from November alone. That spike was likely due to the game's CitizenCon convention held earlier that month. The game's developers - Cloud Imperium Games - used CitizenCon to unveil a host of new in-game content.
Along with a new planet called MicroTech, Star Citizen gets a fresh 20v20 'Theatres of War' game mode. It features some first-person action with ground vehicles thrown in for a Battlefield-esque experience. Players will also be able to use Jump Points to travel between the Stanton star system to the new Pyro star system.
There's even a prison system that lets you perform seemingly mundane tasks to shorten your time in the clink. Cloud Imperium Games is reportedly working on a separate prison economy for that extra layer of realism.
For all the accolades it has received, Star Citizen still does not have a release date. Based on what we've seen so far, a 2020 launch seems like the best-case scenario. There's a 'Free Fly' event that'll let you try the game for free until December 5th for those who want to try Star Citizen out before committing any money to it.