Star Citizen's crowdfunding campaign is still fully capable of gathering an extra million within four days.
Star Citizen may not be a finished game just yet, but it's certainly a useful measurement of how badly space sim fans want something new to play. The project was first announced in October 2012 , and eventually became the most successful crowdfunding project of all time, breaking its own record several times over. A full year later, the campaign still shows no sign of slowing. Star Citizen is currently sitting on a grand total of $25 million dollars, with its latest million raised in the span of four days. With all this extra cash, Star Citizen's development team intends to expand the scope of its alpha build, opening the doors for additional players and a wider range of international servers.
"We will use additional funding to build a wider alpha test than we had originally intended for the first phase of Star Citizen's launch," developer Chris Robert's website reads. "The initial plan was to first launch servers in North America and then expand to areas such as Europe and Australia to decrease latency in these areas, perfecting the game as we improve the experience around the world. This funding will allow us to invest in a wider infrastructure for our early testing, spinning up remote servers earlier. Hitting this goal will also allow us to increase the number of remaining alpha slots. Extra alpha slots not only means more Star Citizens will travel the 'verse at launch, but that we will receive more feedback and more stress testing. This in turn will allow us to better balance and enhance the Star Citizen experience!"
Star Citizen is already a massive undertaking with all of its completed stretch goals, but the team is offering even more at the $27 million mark. Specifically, the Banu Merchantman, a specialized class using sturdy and valuable trading vessels that are usually passed down from generation to generation. Even though Star Citizen already has fleets of promised ships to work with, I'm suspect it's already given that the project will surpass the latest goal in no time at all.
Source: Roberts Space Industries