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Star Citizen passes huge $200 million crowdfunding milestone

Star Citizen passes $200 million in crowdfunding from over 2.1 million backers

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 20, 2018 12:15 am CST - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time

One of the first stories I wrote about Star Citizen dates back to November 2012 when the game had reached a then-record $6.4 million in funding, with $2.1 million coming from Kickstarter and the remaining being raised by Roberts Space Industries.

Star Citizen has now officially crossed the $200 million milestone for total crowdfunding, an achievement thanks to the 2.1 million backers who put money into the ambitious project. With 2.1 million backers, we have an average of $94 or so per backer towards that huge $200 million milestone. RSI is also throwing its hands up in celebration of the $200m milestone with a new "Free Fly" event to celebrate Star Citizen's first explorable planet, Hurston, being made available.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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