Star Citizen hits $31 million and unlocks a mining platform
It’s the second Star Citizen update in 24 hours and the game has raised another million. Yes, another million!
With this latest milestone reached Chris Roberts hit the Star Citizen site one again to thank backers and also announce that the RSI Orion mining platform has been unlocked.
Roberts Space Industries’ goal has always been to make the stars available to individual Citizens. Now, with the RSI Orion mining platform, RSI is letting individuals take over a process formerly controlled by megacorporations. The Orion’s features include high-grade turret-mounted tractor beam arrays, durable exterior-accessible ‘saddlebags’ for mineral storage and a cabin designed by the team that brought you the Aurora and Constellation!
Another ship is now in the pipeline, the Anvil Carrack, an exploration ship.
The Anvil Carrack has been the vanguard of every UEE exploration effort in recent years. Featuring reinforced fuel tanks for long-duration flight, a highly advanced jump drive array and a dedicated computer core room that allows it to put the maximum processing power into jump charting operations. Originally a military exclusive, the Carrack is now available for civilian use as a pathfinder spacecraft. Features on-board accommodations to allow for truly self-sufficient flight, including crew medical and repair facilities, and a mapping-oriented sensor suite capable of always charting a route home!
In related news, Cloud Imperium will be broadcasting a special anniversary show tomorrow at 11AM PST which will run for a whopping four hours.
Voting now continues for the next ship on the update page and I think we can expect the development coffers to swell with these ship goals.