Over the years Star Citizen has managed to become a controversial game-myth among the gaming community. Developed since 2012, the project under the leadership of the legendary Chris Roberts has gathered a devoted group of fans ready to generously support the work on the title. However, the indefinitely prolonged development cycle and the lack of concrete plans for the release of the full version of the game make many observers question the sincere intentions of developers from Cloud Imperium Games..
Despite the controversy news recently broke of another impressive milestone crossed in the crowdfunding fundraising for the space simulator.
Years of support, years of development
According to information posted on the project's official website, the total amount of funds raised has already exceeded $600 million, with more than 4.7 million backers contributing.
According to information provided by playerauctions.com, the past few years have proved particularly lucrative for the project, which has reported record amounts received from the engaged community year after year. And while the current cycle stands slightly apart from the corresponding period in 2022, statistically the most profitable November is still to come.
To encourage new people to support the project Cloud Imperium Games is eager to organize free trial periods. A large part of the game's budget also comes from the sale of virtual ships, at the helm of which we will be able to sit while playing the title.
The team responsible for Star Citizen is eager to share information related to the development of the space simulator.. On the project's official website players can follow the process of creating the various elements of the game. On the YouTube channel, the developers publish detailed blog entries.
Despite the relative transparency, the project still raises extreme opinions among players, who reproach the developers' unfulfilled promises, such as the single-player game module called Squadron 42. Although this mode was announced back in 2018, it has so far failed to appear in the game. Many fans have even begun to doubt whether we will ever see its implementation.
There is also no shortage of outrage among observers suggesting that the current state of the game in the context of record funding is downright unacceptable.
Although at this point there is still a lack of concrete data related to even an approximate release date, the future will probably verify whether Star Citizen will turn out to be worth the long wait and player money.