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Star Citizen funding hits $250,000,000 milestone

Published: 10:35, 01 December 2019
Cloud Imperium Games
Star Citizen ship carrying what's known as QED device
Star Citizen, QED locked and loaded!

Cloud Imperium Games have raised over $250,000,000 for Star Citizen funding. Mere weeks ago it wasn't guaranteed that the milestone would be reached in 2019 but it seems like CitizenCon helped bring an influx of funding in late November.

Star Citizen's crowdfunding was approaching $250 million at a pace that left the question of whether it would happen before 2020 in the air. At least it was back in early November 2019. Just as the month was ending, however, CIG's vision for an unprecedented space adventure was demonstrated again, at CitizenCon 2019.

The backers' interest seems to have been piqued considerably since the pledges started flying and the crowdfunding spiked. Early November numbers were showing roughly $240 million had been pledged for Star Citizen development. Previous six months scored anywhere between $1.7 and $3.5 million and even repeating the top-earning month twice in a row wouldn't be enough to reach 250 million in 2019.

Following CitizenCon, which happened on 23 November 2019, the influx of money resulted in this month alone raising $9,651,780 which was more than enough to hit the milestone before the year's end. In fact, the milestone was knocked down on 1 December 2019 , with an entire month to go.

What the reasons for throwing all that money at CIG were, remains a mystery for the onlookers, although attendees of CitizenCon 2019 did shine some light on why they keep trusting Chris Roberts with their money. 

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It appears that the fans don't see any other game offering what Star Citizen is offering, or promising for that mater. They also appeared to be sympathetic to the many pitfalls of the development cycle for any game, let alone something as ambitious as Chris Roberts' brainchild. 

Then again, it remains to be seen whether Star Citizen will indeed be a revolutionary experience for PC enthusiasts once it does come out. Who knows if enough time will pass that some newer games start offering what SC is aiming for.

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