Star Citizen had its largest 12 months ever in 2020, serving to propel the bold PC area sim to a brand new crowdfunding excessive of greater than $350 million. The sport’s public funding page exhibits that the brand new recreation from Wing Commander’s Chris Roberts has now introduced in additional than $351 million.
Polygon estimates that Star Citizen added about $77 million in new crowdfunding income in 2020, making it the sport’s largest 12 months on file.
Star Citizen makes cash from promoting quite a few completely different “pledge packs” that embody issues like ships, different in-game gadgets, and insurance coverage. Along with funds that come from these efforts, developer Cloud Imperium takes investments from exterior events who need a piece of the motion. In 2020, Cloud Imperium raised $17.25 million from a group of investors. Earlier than that, billionaire Clive Calder and his son Keith invested $46 million into Star Citizen.
Along with Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium is growing a single-player story recreation known as Squadron 42 which encompasses a lengthy record of prime expertise reminiscent of Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gillian Anderson, and plenty of extra.
Star Citizen and Squadron 42 have been playable for years already in varied alphas, and improvement stays ongoing to assist spruce up the expertise and construct out the worlds.