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Chris Roberts' upcoming persistent space exploration title, Star Citizen, has now raised over $100 million through crowdfunding.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

December 14, 2015

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Chris Roberts' upcoming persistent space exploration title, Star Citizen, has now raised over $100 million through crowdfunding. 

Robert's studio, RSI, has actually raised $100,138,860 to be exact, with around $45 million of that total trickling in over the past 12 months.

The project has now been backed by over 1 million players. 

Industry consultant and frequent Gamasutra blogger Thomas Bidaux recently published a chart comparing funding data from Kickstarter and RSI's own crowdfunding efforts. 

Incredibly, Bidaux found that during 2014 Star Citizen brought in more crowdfunding cash than all of the successful video game Kickstarters combined, although Bidaux did temper his findings by explaining that 2014 was a sub-par year for video game Kickstarters on the whole.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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