The Star Citizen site has now raised over half a billion dollars

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star citizen, a video game that exists as Forever Promise, was first revealed to the world in 2012 via a Kickstarter campaign that raised $2.1 million. In the decade since, through announcements of spin-offs, mods, in-game savings, and countless other half-baked features and ideas, the game doesn’t seem any closer to release. real.

One thing he has achieved, however, is making money. A lot of money. As stated earlier today in this postThe game’s official “funds raised” tracker on its website just passed the $500 million mark, and at the time of publication, it stands at $500,089,473 raised, from 4,096,539 backers.

Half a billion dollars. For a video game in development for over a decade. If this was five years ago, this is the point where I would start to question the future of the game, or wonder how close it is to being “done”, or crack jokes . But it’s 2022, and it’s all just…sad now. They could have wrapped up a hell of a trilogy of these games by now if there had been an ounce of proper management, someone on the team who could separate the game’s unchecked ambition from what was technologically possible at the time, or even now.

star citizen it is what it is, however, I will instead remind you of this trailer, which was released in 2015, when Obama was still president and this website was owned by Gawker Media:

Mark Hamill as the Old Man of Squadron 42 – Official Star Citizen Trailer

And now, to help put the passage of time in a deeper context, I’m going to list a few other video games that were announced in 2012.

  • SimCity
  • XCOM: Unknown Enemy
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • ZombieU
  • company of heroes 2
  • Dead space 3
  • FIFA 13
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Crysis 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • NBA 2K13
  • pikmine 3
  • rock band blitz