Star Citizen reaches $46 million – The end of stretch goals?
Cloud Imperium’s fund raising for Star Citizen continues and it’s taken just five days to raise another million. The $45 million brings another reward as voted for by the community, Updated Scanning Software.
- Updated Scanning Software – Chimera Communications unveiled the latest version of their SBit scanning software, also announcing a one-time free upgrade for their current and long-standing customers. The new SBit upgrade offers advanced scanning capabilities for prospecting asteroids above and beyond their baseline systems. SBit is a FIB-based system that floods the scan-zone with energy then processes the frequency of the energy reflected back, providing the operator with a composite sketch of potential ore deposits. With the new version, Chimera included an updated library of searchable frequencies as well as variable scan sizes, allowing smaller surface, higher-resolution scans. The general public will be able to purchase the update when SBit is officially released.
The next ship commercial they’re going to produce is for the bomber called the Retaliator in case you were wondering and here’s a a new shot of that showing the weapons bay
Chris Roberts also commented on the stretch goals and the massive level of funding the game has received so far adding:
“This brings me to the topic of stretch goals. When we started the Star Citizen campaign, the purpose of the stretch goals was to make things we had imagined but didn’t think we could afford possible: adding capital ship systems, studying procedural generation, hiring additional artists to build more ships at once and the like. The additional funding continues to expand the scope of the game and make what we’re doing possible… but it’s becoming more and more difficult to quantify that with more stretch goals (and to explain that to the rest of the world, which likes to focus only on how much money we’ve made.)”
It sounds like they’re just about running out of ideas as far as the scope of the game is concerned and the latest poll asks whether they should continue to offer stretch goals.