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News video games 04 January 2022, 12:36

author: Adrian Werner

Star Citizen Sets New Financial Record in 2021

2021 turned out to be another record-breaking period in the history of Star Citizen. During this time, the developers raised more than $86 million.

  1. In 2021 players supported the devs of Star Citizen with a record $86.4 million;
  2. In 2020, it was "only" $79 million;
  3. The game has already registered 3.4 million accounts.

Many people have cursed Cloud Imperium Games' leisurely pace of work. Still, that hasn't stopped the developers from making money at an impressive rate. 2021 was the best year ever in terms of funds raised for the development of Star Citizen.

Last year, players supported the developers of the game with $86.4 million. The previous record - $79 million - was set in 2020. In total, to date, Cloud Imperium Games has raised $ 426.7 million. Only in the first two days of 2021 half a million dollars were obtained.

It is worth mentioning that the number of registered accounts in Star Citizen has exceeded 3.4 million. However, it is not known how many players supported the game financially, as the devs often organize free trial periods.

It should also be mentioned that in late December last year, patch 3.16 was released. It introduced a new PvP mode, Jumptown 2.0, improved clashes in the atmosphere and added mysterious wrecks to Star Citizen, which players can explore in search of valuable loot, while avoiding deadly traps.

Star Citizen was announced over nine years ago. The project's current condition leaves no doubt that the game still has a long way to go. We still do not know when the release of the full version is planned. The developers also remain tight-lipped concerning the single-player mode called Squadron 42.

  1. Star Citizen - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.