Cloud Imperium Games have just confirmed that their ever-growing crowd funded game, Star Citizen, just keeps making more money! They successfully passed by their goal of $27 million dollars, yes you read that right.
It was roughly two weeks ago that the game was sitting a few million behind this goal, but it seems that people are definitely wanting a new, deep and rewarding space simulator. It could also be that space simulator fans have CRAZY amounts of expendable income, but who knows.
Breaking $27 million means the Banu Merchantman ship will be playable in game. You can find an official description of the ship below:
Banu Merchantman Unlocked – Banu traders are renowed for their merchant prowess, traveling the spacelanes and trading with everyone from humans to the Vanduul! Their sturdy, dedicated trading ships are prized beyond all other transports, sometimes passing from generation to generation of Banu. At $23 million we dedicated additional resources to making Xi’An spacecraft a unique experience. At $27 million, we will expand that same thinking to the Banu! Starting with the merchant ship, the design team will expand Banu technology to offer players a completely different way of experiencing their universe.
Cloud Imperium Games also shared their next stretch goal, which will be devoted to enhancing the Squadron 42 experience:
Enhanced Mission Design for Squadron 42 – The team at Foundry 42 has big plans for Squadron 42, and we’re going to provide extra funding to make it a true spiritual successor to Wing Commander! Squadron 42 can go above and beyond anything you’ve seen before. From opening with an epic battle instead of a training patrol to missions that seamlessly combine boarding and space combat, we aim to put you right into the action! Additional funding will let the team realize this, with enhanced mission design and more resources and animations to enhance fidelity.
As you must know (if you’re reading this, that is), Squadron 42 is the single player equivalent to Star Citizen. Squadron 42 is being poised as a true spiritual successor to Wing Commander.