July 20th, 2015

Star Citizen $63 million reached – Pets go into space at next goal

Star Citizen $63 million reached – Pets go into space at next goal

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PIGS IN SPAAAAAACE! It was only a matter of time before pets became a goal.

Overnight Star Citizen reached the $63 million funding goal which brings the MISC Reliant.

  • MISC Reliant – With the success of the Freelancer “Built for Life” campaign, MISC has moved to join RSI and Consolidated in the single-seat introductory starship arena. Their silver bullet? A starter ship with more than one seat… and their ace in the hole: Xi’An technology. Where the Aurora is a pure utilitarian platform and the Mustang is a delicate, maneuverable personal transport, the Reliant is MISC’s most Xi’An tech-heavy ship to date. Featuring impossibly sleek lines, two separate crew seats and a vertical fuselage design, the Reliant’s streamlined cockpits glow with some of the finest xenotechnology available!

So more ships but what next for backers? Well it looks like ships are off the table for $64 million but pets are now coming in honour of Paddington the dog.

  • Pets – We have repair bots, we have fish… but we haven’t implemented a traditional pet system in Star Citizen yet. 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! (Those Torshu Grey crabs that keep escaping are just the start.) This stretch goal is in honor of Paddington, Strike Dog of the UEES Paul Steed. In one of our first videos Paddington helped us get to $4 million back in the initial campaign, and sadly passed away recently.

It’s great to see a break from new ships appear and these should be a fun addition. For the $65 million goal Cloud Imperium are investigating a “major feature” and hint at modular ships and say they want to ” expand our plan for how to do them”.

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