Crowd-sourced funding for Cloud Imperium's space combat and exploration game Star Citizen has reached over $47 million, creator Chris Roberts.
Roberts also confirmed that thanks to a community vote, the developers would continue to offer stretch goals for reaching certain levels of donations.
"54% of Citizens voted that we should continue to offer goals,"
"54% of Citizens voted that we should continue to offer goals,"writes Roberts on the game's official website, "and we’re going to honor that choice. As I said last time, every dollar supports Star Citizen’s persistent universe… but I’m not comfortable promising additional features with each million unless they’re truly additive. When we have a new idea that really impacts the final game and needs the funding then we’ll offer it here… but you can expect a number of player rewards and new ways of highlighting Arena Commander as immediate goals!"
That $47 million milestone unlocked an 'Engine Tuning Kit', and the next $49 million goal will unlock a 'Xi’An Space Plant', a "plant indigenous to Eealus III that blossoms for one night every one hundred years". It's presumably some kind of cockpit customisation item.
Star Citizen's dogfighting module Arena Commander is , offering backers a chance to try out the game's combat system.