Australian gamers pledge even more, in excitement.
By Tim Colwill on October 29, 2013 at 11:33 am
Yes it’s a good day to be an Australian (although when isn’t it?) with Star Citizen announcing on the weekend that they’ve broken the $25 million mark for their crowdfunding drive. This means that they actually pulled in another million dollars in just four days, presumably driven on by the gorgeous in-game engine Hornet advertisement.
The $25 million mark means a hugely expanded alpha testing program to ensure a better final product, with one excellent highlight: servers in Australia for the online component of the game will be spun up for testing even sooner, which means we’ll be able to play with glorious low ping.
$27 million is the next target for Star Citizen, with another alien ship — the Banu Merchantman — being unlocked at this milestone. “Banu traders are renowed for their merchant prowess, traveling the spacelanes and trading with everyone from humans to the Vanduul,” writes Chris Roberts. “Their sturdy, dedicated trading ships are prized beyond all other transports, sometimes passing from generation to generation of Banu.”
Source: RSI (thanks RSOblivion)