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  • Blog Post: Star Citizen Drama Continues As CIG Threatens Legal Action Over Recent Article

    Cloud Imperium Games, the studio behind the $90 million Star Citizen project, is threatening to litigate over an inflammatory article published by The Escapist this week . The article accuses Cloud Imperium founder and CEO Chris Roberts of embezzlement and the company of illegal hiring practices. Shortly... More
  • Blog Post: Chris Roberts Disputes Veracity Of New Inflammatory Star Citizen Allegations

    Star Citizen has become an internet soap opera over the past few months. And while those might be fun to watch on television, when $90 million hangs in the balance, the stakes are too high for laughs. Earlier today, The Escapist published a three-page story detailing alleged problems with developer Cloud... More
  • Blog Post: Chris Roberts Addresses Star Citizen Delays And Feature Creep Concerns

    Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts isn't ignoring the discussion that's happened over the past week regarding the game, offering updates on the project and addressing the recent concerns over its development. Today, over 925,000 people have contributed more than $85 million to the project, making... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen Backer's Pledge Canceled Over 'Vaporware' Allegations

    Star Citizen has lit up headlines for its impressive fundraising success since its Kickstarter campaign in 2012. Unfortunately, the projects is making waves now due to a conflict with a backer that led to developer Cloud Imperium Games canceling a pledge from one of its earliest supporters. On November... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen's Executive Producer Departs

    Cloud Imperium Games' executive producer Alex Mayberry has left the company, Game Informer confirmed today. Alex Mayberry left the company last month for personal reasons according to a PR representative. [Update 7/7/10] The majority of Mayberry's workload is expected to be picked up by Erin... More
  • Blog Post: Now Two Months Late, Star Citizen FPS Module Delayed Indefinitely

    If you happen to have been following the progress of Star Citizen’s now $84.6 million campaign, you may be wondering why you haven’t yet received the promised first-person shooter module. Called Star Marine, the content was supposed to be delivered shortly after PAX East in April. Two months... More
  • Blog Post: The Star Citizen Release Date Road Map

    At a BAFTA LA Masterclass session , Cloud Imperium's Chris Roberts announced the release road map for Star Citizen – including when he expects commercial launch. The game has different parts to it such as an FPS component , ship combat/racing (Arena Commander), single-player/co-op campaign... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen's Chris Roberts Leads First BAFTA LA Masterclass

    BAFTA Los Angeles – the LA branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – has announced it's holding a Games Masterclass series in 2015, and Star Citizen's Chris Roberts is its first presenter. The masterclass is free and will be held at the Silver Screen Theatre, Pacific... More
  • Blog Post: Arena Commander Mode Coming To Star Citizen Backers This Month

    Backers of Star Citizen (which is up to more than $43 million in funding) will gain limited access to the game's Arena Commander mode very soon. In a post on the Star Citizen website , mastermind Chris Roberts wrote that the single player Free Flight and Vanduul Swarm Arena Commander games modes... More
  • Blog Post: Chris Roberts Shows Star Citizen's Dogfighting In Extensive Demo

    Chris Roberts gave Star Citizen backers an extensive, early look at the game's dogfighting module, which should be coming within the next month. The event took place last night, on the eve of PAX East, but you can see the hour-long presentation now. The clip below is Roberts' presentation in... More
  • Blog Post: More Than 200 Developers Working On Star Citizen, Dogfighting Coming Soon

    Roberts Space Industries’ ambitious space simulation title Star Citizen has been a crowdfunding success story. Over $39 million has been raised since the $2 million Kickstarter launched in October 2012. Today, Roberts began a series of monthly updates that delve a bit deeper into the title’s... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen Flies Past $39 Million Mark, New Goals Detailed

    Even though Roberts Space Industries' Star Citizen Kickstarter campaign ended in November 2012, it has continued to generate money through crowd-funding through its own site. It was revealed that Star Citizen has surpassed the $39 million mark, in a blog post by developer Chris Roberts this weekend... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen Delays Dogfighting Module

    Many prospective pilots had already tweaked their starships and were awaiting the green light for engaging other fighters in Star Citizen. But some developmental turbulence is delaying takeoff slightly. In a letter to its backers and fans, Chris Roberts revealed the development team will hold off a while... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen Fundraising Crosses The $21 Million Mark

    And to think, people said space combat simulations were dead. Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts continues to defy expectations with his return to the genre, Star Citizen. The money keeps pouring in for this crowdfunded project, which just crossed the $21 million mark. Thanks to reaching this stretch... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen Surpasses The $20 Million Mark

    Star Citizen, the crowd-funded space simulation from Cloud Imperium, has raised of $20 million, achieving a new stretch goal and bringing the finished product one step closer to fruition. From the mind of developer Chris Roberts (of Wing Commander fame), Star Citizen is a complex title that involves... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Successfully Funded Kickstarter Are You Most Excited About?

    Some of the high-profile gaming-oriented Kickstarter projects are on the horizon. Which one are you desperately waiting for? In the last few years, Kickstarter has become a big part of the gaming industry, as numerous developers look to their fans to fund projects instead of a traditional publisher model... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Star Citizen for 24 Hours

    Star Citizen isn't finished yet, but that doesn't mean you can't spend your weekend with it. Over at the redesigned Roberts Space Industries website , the Star Citizen team is hosting a 24-hour live stream. It began today at 11 AM Central. The developers plan reveal new content, introduce... More
  • Blog Post: New Star Citizen Video Tries To Sell The Game To You Like A Car

    Star Citizen, the ambitious Kickstarter funded open-world Space Shooter, has a new trailer, and it's pretty clever. You can check out the video below, which looks, sounds, and feels like a car commercial of the future. For more on Star Citizen you can check out the game's Kickstarter details... More
  • Blog Post: Star Citizen Reaches $8 Million Mark Via Crowdfunding

    Neither sky nor space is the limit when it comes to Star Citizen’s funding. Chris Roberts’ (of Wing Commander fame) space sim has reached the $8 million mark. Star Citizen was a project originally placed on Kickstarter, where it met its goal and vastly surpassed it . Over 142,000 pledges... More
  • Blog Post: Chris Roberts' Star Citizen Launches Kickstarter Page

    Update: Between the game's Kickstarter page and the Roberts Space Industries' crowdfunding page, Star Citizen has reached its overall goal of $2 million. Chris Roberts told Joystiq: "I'm floored by the support we are receiving for Star Citizen . Our fans have certainly showed that they... More
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