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The 'Star Citizen' reaches a new milestone
The crowdfunding for the much awaited PC game Star Citizen has reached a new milestone. The game has now gathered over $93,510,417 and 1,022,408 backers, as of October 19, 2015, and is celebrating by offering them all access to the entire game.
"Starting today, we are eliminating 'Alpha Access' and the $5 module passes," according to the announcement from the creator on the Star Citizen website. "Anyone who has pledged for a Star Citizen can now play today without worrying they won't have access to some portion of the 'verse in the future. No Star Marine pass, no Alpha 2.0 pass... no additional payment needed for any module in the works, pre-release."
Those who have already paid up to gain premium access will be compensated with 10,000 UEC and Arena Commander pass holders will be given 5,000 UEC.
The acclaimed video game designer and creator of Star Citizen, Chris Roberts, previously said that he expected the campaign to surpass the $100 million mark. The involvment of veteran games maker Roberts, best known for his participation in the creation of the Wing Commander series of games, increased the hype and ancipation for the Star Citizens. With the overwhelming response of supporters worldwide, the goal could be reached before the year is out. As for the one million backer milestone, it was achieved after CitizenCon event held last weekend.
Since the crowdfunding campaign started in 2012, Star Citizen has became one of the world's biggest video game project of it's kind and the most successful crowdfunding project ever.
The appearance of several actors was also announced. Gary Oldman will be playing Admiral Bishop with other cast members Andy Serkis, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Strong, Harry Treadway, Jack Huston, John Rhys-Davies and more.
An exact release date for Citizen Star has not yet been announced but it is rumored to be available by 2017 for Microsoft Windows and Linux.