As of right now, funding for Star Citizen just ain’t slowing down. A graph shared on the game’s subreddit illustrates that 2020 has already been a banner year for funding CIG’s efforts, bypassing last year’s $47.7 million.
The graph helps to visualize each month’s spike up to this point, with considerable funding surges shown in the months of May and June. Considering that most people were in quarantine in May and there were ship sales during Invictus Week in June, it’s easy to assume how things fell in to place for CIG.
Naturally, this information is leading to all sorts of speculative discussion. One poster believes that roadmap shifts and development delays could see a dip in revenue earnings leading to year’s end, while another response points out that CIG typically makes about half of its yearly income in the final quarter.
Of course, the new Talon is probably going to bring in a pretty penny too; the newly announced ship, which is set to launch in December, was just revealed with a $90-$100 price point.
Esperia unveils the Talon, a Tevarin light fighter that’s striking visually and strikes hard at the enemy.
— Star Citizen (@RobertsSpaceInd) August 13, 2020
For those who want to dig in further, the graph pictured below comes as part of a whole giant Google doc that outlines crowdfunding development with plenty of crunchy numbers.