Star Citizen has now raised over half a billion dollars

Star Citizen

image: Imperial Cloud

Star Citizen, a video game that exists as promised forever, was first revealed to the world in 2012 via a Kickstarter campaign that raised $ 2.1 million. Over the next decade, with announcements of side elements, units, game economies, many more features and half-hearted ideas, the game seems to have been no closer to actual release.

However, the only thing I realized was to make some money. Much money. As we mentioned earlier today In this postThe game’s official “pool money” tracker on its website has just crossed the $ 500 million mark and at press time is $ 500,089,473 from 4,096,539 supporters.

Half a billion dollars. A video game that has been in development for over a decade. Five years ago, this was where I started questioning the future of the game, wondering how close it was to “finish” or making a few jokes. But this is 2022, and now the whole thing is sad. They could have wrapped up a whole trilogy of these games by now if there was an ounce of proper management, someone on the team who could separate the game’s limitless ambition from what was technically feasible at the time, or even now.

Star Citizen This is what it is, but instead I just remind you of this trailer, which was released in 2015 while Obama was still president and this site was owned by Gawker Media:

Mark Hamill as the Old Man of the 42nd Squadron – Official Star Citizen Movie

Now, to help put the passage of time into additional context, I am going to list a few other video games that were announced in 2012.

  • Sim city
  • XCOM: Unknown enemy
  • The Sheikh’s manuscripts online
  • ZombiesU
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • dead space 3
  • Fifa 13
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Crysis 3
  • War judgment gears
  • NBA 2K13
  • BICMIN 3
  • Rock band blitz

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