It’s perhaps no surprise that this year’s CitizenCon would cause a quick jump in Star Citizen funding, but it would seem that the presentation surrounding the Carrack exploration ship may have inspired more than a few opening wallets as an extra $1.2 million arrived to CIG’s coffers yesterday.
Of course, whether the Carrack is the primary source of this surge or not is up for debate — the Star Citizen community seems to think that the Pisces explorer shuttle is a chief fundraiser — but considering the Carrack’s centerstage position during CitizenCon and its $500 price tag, sales of the expedition craft would certainly account for this fresh funding injection. It likely is a mixture of both of these things, honestly.
As for the game itself, day two of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo is featuring the fictional ship manufacturer RSI with another round of various ships to putter around in for free. There’s also another episode of the Top Gear-like Whitley’s Guide starring not-Jeremy Clarkson for your viewing pleasure.