cloud empire StarCitizen will soon raise over $600 million from backers, according to the game’s website. At the time of writing, the game is a little over $5,000 from reaching that funding threshold, and it continues to be one of the most expensive games ever made.
As for people, the game had 4.76 million supporters. CCU Game reports that the game received $59 million in funding this year, with the biggest month being May at $19.1 million.
Checking the daily backers, it seems that Cloud Imperium only gets $50,000 (which was the case on August 18) and even $186,000 (August 23). Supporter numbers for today, August 25, have yet to be announced.
Year-on-year, it was 2022 StarCitizens the year with the highest overall funding at $110 million. Currently, 2023 is the fourth highest year for player support behind 2022, 2021 ($86 million) and 2020 ($78 million).
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StarCitizen The funding phase originally started at the end of October 2012 and has raised more and more money through crowdfunding over the years. In 2018, Game Developer reported raising $200 million, underscoring just how far it’s come and how long it’s been.
The game itself is currently playable and in the alpha testing phase. The last build update came in early August.
At the time StarCitizen Cloud Imperium has invested crowdfunding money and has been able to open new studios in both Germany and the UK, be sued by Crytek (and settle with Crytek) and raise millions in private investment. Turbulent Games was recently acquired, a studio that has been helping with development for eight years.