The Cloud Imperium Games fund raising machine keeps generating millions of dollars each month to develop Star Citizen and Squadron 42. According to the company's fundraising page, CIG raised approximately $4.5 million in August 2021.
|The RSI fundraising page as seen on 1 September 2021|
Unless some horrible news comes out about Chris Roberts, CIG's total amount raised through game package purchases and ship sales will reach over $400 million by the end of the year. When other income sources, including outside investors, are included, when the financial statement for 2021 is released at the end of 2022, reporters will see over $500 million raised.
At this point in time, I have no intention to play either Star Citizen or Squadron 42. My interest is drawn to the project purely due to the amount of money involved. First, just how much can CIG raise? Can Chris Roberts and the team hit $1 billion before Star Citizen reaches an official launch date? And finally, imagine the huge amount of RMT activity that will hit the game upon launch. I foresee a huge mess for CIG. How can I pass up the opportunity to cover possibly the biggest RMT event in the history of gaming?