As we noted on Saturday, Star Citizen hit $200 million in crowdfunding – and that prompted a letter from the chairman penned by Chris Roberts himself, who says “the amount is the highest total for any project in the history of crowdfunding and is beyond anything I could have imagined in my wildest dreams.”
“To reduce Star Citizen to just be about the amount raised is to do a disservice to all this. No other game shares as much information on a weekly basis, and no other game I know of is as focused on listening to and working with its community to make the best game possible. When I look around and see other games, even ones from major publishers, copying our playbook, I know we have had a positive influence on the gaming industry. How Star Citizen is made, in public, warts and all, is part of what makes it special. It should be a no-brainer to cheer on a grassroots funded game that is literally shooting for the stars. No one is attempting to do what we are doing, in the manner we are doing it, nor being as open about as we are.”
The letter recaps the current alpha version live in the game as well as reiterates the game’s anniversary event, which includes the free-fly period that allows non-backers to give the game and its many ships a try.