Star Citizen has raised over $250 million

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And now for a completely non-controversial fact nobody will have anything to say about: Star Citizen has raised over $250 million thanks to purchases by 2,448,842 backers. Nine million of those dollars were raised in November, its strongest month yet, in the build-up to the latest CitizenCon fan event.

That's almost enough money to make Grand Theft Auto 5, or buy a fleet of cybertrucks.

This month a new planet is being added to Star Citizen called microTech, after the microTech corporation who own it, and next year they'll be debuting a new 20v20 mode in its multiplayer FPS section called Theatres of War. Who knows how much money it'll raise then? Maybe it'll be enough to come up with a better name for the game's setting than "the 'verse", which is just an actual thing from Firefly. Who can say.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.