Today, Chris Roberts, the creator of the Star Citizen announced the game project that the organization has secured $ 46 million in private investment. Along with this announcement comes a release window for the team's single player games. Squadron 42 is expected to be released in the summer of 2020, more than eight years after the original Kickstarter campaign.
The investment will facilitate billionaire producer Clive Calder and his son Keith. In exchange, the couple now owns approx. 10 percent of the shares in Cloud Imperium Games and has more seats in the board. Roberts maintains the majority control of the company.
As a result of the investment, the Star Citizen project is now valued at almost half a billion dollars.
Star Citizen The project is currently the most funded public project of any kind. Its revenue from backers in 201
In today's announcement, Roberts suggested that much of the additional funding would be used to promote Squadron 42 which includes Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson and other Hollywood talent in the A series.
"We build two of the most ambitious games that have ever been launched," said Roberts in today's statement, drawing a clear distinction between singleplayer and multiplayer experiences, "with budgets that do not suit everyone biggest projects. "" We've been well aware that having an AAA game that matches the biggest single-player games out there just goes so far if no-one knows, "continued Roberts. "Because of this, we began to investigate ways to raise funds to finance the forthcoming marketing and publishing needs of Squadron 42 ."
Today, Roberts also revealed the organization's financial records for the first time. The figures include money derived from the sale of virtual spaceships, but also partnerships with organizations such as Intel.
The data show tremendous profitability of the Star Citizen mark, with about $ 35.7 million earned from backers over each of the previous three years, with current estimates coming in at over $ 36.8 million in 2018.
With regard to Star Citizen s multiplayer offers, the early alpha of the game still contains just a fraction of the content promised. Our last attempt to play "renewable universe", or PU as it called, showed a much improved flight model and the beginning of an economy in the game. Unfortunately, our time was bothered by game bugs that started us from the servers or stabbed us without getting home.
PU has not had a release date since 2016.
Complicates further the case of Star Citizen development is an ongoing lawsuit by Crytek, who initially claimed that contract and conspiracy were violated . Recent legal documents point to the next update in case processing until February 2019 timeframe.