Star Citizen's next stretch goal will secure pets in space

Star Citizen

Star Citizen has raised $63 million. That's not really news, is it? It's just a big, ever-increasing number. It's like if I told you that the world's population is 7.13 billion. It's meaningless as a concept. Just "a lot of that thing".

So here's some news that we can all actually appreciate. The space-'em-up's next stretch goal has been announced. It's pets.

"We have repair bots, we have fish… but we haven’t implemented a traditional pet system in Star Citizen yet," writes Chris Roberts. "At $64 million, that changes.

"From Jones the Cat in Alien to the Battlestar Galactica’s Daggit, pets have a place onboard starships… and we want to give you that option in Star Citizen. Expect traditional terrestrial options, plus anything exotic we can dream up in the Star Citizen universe!"

The pets will only happen if Star Citizen can make it to $64 million. Basically, then, the pets will happen unless, in the next month or so, demons pour fourth from the heart of the Earth, plunging us into millennia of darkness and suffering.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.