Star Citizen is a divisive project: on the one hand, there are the most enthusiastic gamers seduced by the project, on the other, the more skeptical users who cry scam.
And on closer inspection, each side is somewhat in the right…
The Star Citizen project began 10 years ago via a crowdfunding campaign. The idea is simple: to reproduce a complete universe with thousands of visitable planets, hundreds of ships, but also a global political and economic system, in short, like a second life in a space opera atmosphere.
The MMO of Cloud Imperium Games quickly finds followers and thus quickly collects its first million dollars, then reaches 100 million… To finally reach $350 million in March 2021 with 3 million contributors.
But it doesn’t stop there as the official Robert Space Industries website now boasts that it has reached the $500 million raised mark, all from 4.1 million contributors.
Meanwhile, the MMO is still cloistered in early access alpha on PC. Certainly the game is progressing, but it is still difficult to understand how the developers will fit the different modules.
Furthermore Cloud Imperium Games has announced that its communication regarding the project’s roadmap will now be reduced, in order to limit negative feedback from players when dates are not met…
It’s currently unclear whether the game will actually be able to release as promised to players.