Star Citizen Reveals FPS Planets For 20 Million Dollar Stretch Goal

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 7:30 PM
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Star Citizen is the poster boy of what you can do with a good Crowdfunding effort, having already raised $18 million - that's another $4 million in the past 2 months, for those keeping count.

Following on from the milestone is the announcement of the $20 million release, which will give you arenas on lawless planets to flex your FPS needs...

The shooter aspect isn't new; the AMA that Chris Roberts, lead developer of Star Citizen, held almost a year ago mentioned the fact that there would be boarding parties for larger ships, including combat.

The inclusion of entire planets for this however shows that the game could be putting a lot more work into the shooting mechanics; a curious focus given the entire universe that will be created alongside it, with most of the action and population.

Parallels will be drawn between this stretch goal and Dust 514 - CCP's planet based first person shooter. Many people are drawing comparisons between EVE Online and Star Citizen - both pride themselves on their large, massive space universes, and now it seems both are adding FPS elements.

There's enough room in the market for both games though, and with EVE Valkyrie now in full development, CCP have something unique up their sleeves.

Star Citizen is gaining money at a rapid pace, and will soon stop revealing new content; after the $21 million mark, all further content will have to be thought of first!

Have you guys backed Star Citizen? Are you enjoying the teasing Hanger Module? Tell us below.

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00:54 Sep-10-2013

this game better live up to it's unrelenting hype. it sounds like its promising soooo much. when people dont get any of it theres gonna be a mega uproar of anger from everyone. they better have some super experienced team members or this will fail hard.

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05:53 Sep-10-2013

Indeed :/

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17:59 Feb-01-2014

"Hype, is the greatest resource of the 21st century"-Murphy aka matthew neal aka percy

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21:46 Sep-09-2013

i just hope the funds dont stop or dry up

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20:18 Sep-09-2013

this game looks it is literally going to be massive, hopefully not too massive where they can't sustain it or it's ends up lacking due to many different things to work on.

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20:15 Sep-09-2013

This game, could possibly change the industry forever.

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02:31 Sep-10-2013

It's beautiful :')

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20:13 Sep-09-2013

Looking better by the minute.

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