Lookit dem stretch goals! Lookit!
By Tim Colwill on November 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Thinking of backing Star Citizen, the ambitious PC-championing space-sim from Chris Roberts of Wing Commander fame? We are, and we have — in fact so many people have backed the game, either on the official site or the Kickstarter page that it’s now the biggest crowd-funded game on record with over $5 million raised.
So what does this new milestone mean? Well at $4.5 million, the game is now going to have full flight sim controller support: flight chairs, multiple monitors, Track-IR, MFD and more. The largest playable ship in the game has also been scaled up to the new Destroyer, an additional base type and an entirely new alien race have been added.
Now, at $5 million, the game will also include a tablet companion app to check on your inventory, commission or find missions and get the galactic news feed, increased community updates, at least one celebrity favourite voice actor returning from Wing Commander, and a guaranteed 70 star systems to explore on launch.
Pledging as little as $37 gets you access to the alpha and beta, so get cracking!