Star Citizen Launches Alien Week as Crowdfunding Passes $590 Million

Published: June 16, 2023 9:56 AM /


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Cloud Imperium Games launched its annual Alien Week event, alongside a related trailer and a video focusing on two upcoming spaceships.

Alien Week, which celebrates the anniversary of the first contact with the Banu on June 12, 2438, is the occasion for fans of the growing space simulator to celebrate and enjoy the lore of its alien cultures, alongside their exotic spaceships.

Speaking of spacesuits, a video has also been revealed showcasing progress made on the Aopoa San'Tok.Yāi and the MISC Hull C (which will come in Alpha 3.20 alongside its new loading and unloading mechanics). As usual, it's always interesting to see how transparent the development process is, to the point of having developers talk about failed art reviews.

You can check out both videos below.

In the meanwhile, Star Citizen's growing crowdfunding campaign continues to make progress and the overall tally just passed  $590 million ($590,139,895 at the moment of this writing) pledged from backers.

The number of registered users has also recently passed 4.6 million and it's now at 4,664,892, albeit not all of them are paying since many register accounts to access the free fly events like the one that just concluded. According to the latest information that creative director Chris Roberts himself shared in October 2022, 1.7 million players are actually paying customers. Of course, that number is a few months old, so it's probably higher now. 

Star Citizen is in ongoing development and was recently updated to alpha 3.19, which brought quite a few new features to the growing persistent universe.

Full disclosure: the author of this post has backed Star Citizen all the way back when its crowdfunding was first launched in September 2012.


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