And it only took Star Citizen 4 days to hit another million. On October 23rd, John informed you about Star Citizen’s crowd funding campaign hitting $24 million. Well, today I’m here to report that Star Citizen has just hit its $25 million goal. At this point I can already see Star Citizen hitting $30 million because… well… there is literally nothing stopping it.
As a result of reaching $25 million, PC gamers unlocked the Enhanced Alpha stretch goal. This goal is basically a wider alpha test than the development team had originally intended for the first phase of Star Citizen’s launch.
“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.”
The next stretch goal is to unlock Enhanced Capital Ship Systems. As the team notes, it is going to expand capital ship functions. Therefore, players can lead a damage control team to fight fires and repair key systems during battle, control internal bulkheads to slow boarders and man a number of consoles, like navigation and engineering, that will make commanding a capital ship feel even more immersive.
Enjoy – once again – Star Citizen’s 4K trailer!