Star Citizen, the controversial space sim from Cloud Imperium Games, has now raised more than half a billion dollars from investors.
The entire story of Star Citizen''s long-running story is well-documented, with the game still in beta over a decade after its creation. Despite its extensive development, the overwhelming majority of the proceeds has been made through crowdfunding, beginning with a $2 million Kickstarter in 2012 and expanding from there.
According to an official Roberts Space Industries website, Star Citizen has raised $500,075,150 USD in crowdfunding, generating a total of 4,096,384 supporters. Last November, the amount of $400 million raised, meaning it took another ten months to increase the amount.
While there is still no indication of a final release date for Star Citizen a decade later, Cloud Imperium Games has already begun discussions about the expansion of Squadron 42, the game''s long-awaited and far-delayed standalone single-player story adventure.
Cloud Imperium''s main game has also been pushing out updates, with the most recent release adding the likes of derelict wrecks and settlements. Despite this, earlier this year, it decided to limit the amount of detail it shared on its development roadmap, arguing that it was doing so to keep players from becoming upset when things were delayed.