Just a quick update on the continuing saga of Star Citizen. Without the massive stream of funding the company enjoys, Cloud Imperium Games will have to shut its doors without completing either Squadron 42 or Star Citizen. Fortunately for its customers, the money train continued to roll in October 2022.
According to the crowdfunding spreadsheet, CIG made $7.8 million in sales in October, lifting the year's total to $82.4 million. Over the past 12 months, CIG's revenue based on ship and vehicle sales was $113.2 million.
Not all is going well for the company. Alpha patch 3.18 is still delayed and possibly will not reach the Persistent Universe until early 2023. Erin Roberts, the Global Head of Production and Chris Roberts' brother, reportedly let slip at a player meet-up that Squadron 42 is 2 years away from release. But with the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo running from 18-30 November, CIG's revenue will almost assuredly reach $100 million for 2022. Not bad for a game with 2 games still in alpha after 10 years.