Star Citizen continues to break records and the end of 2021 marked another year of crowdfunding growth for Cloud Imperium Games.
According to fan-compiled data, which we verified, backers provided the developer with $86.4 million in funding during 2021, which beats the previous record of nearly $79 million achieved in 2020.
At the moment of this writing, the crowdfunding total is at $426,747,295, having earned over $500,000 in the first two days of 2022.
The number of registered accounts has recently passed 3.4 million, and it’s at 3,460,186 at the moment of this writing.
As usual, you should keep in mind that it’s known that not all of them are paying players. The number includes free accounts created for a variety of reasons, including Free Fly events like the one that recently ended.
As a last surprise for 2021, Cloud Imperium Game also released a brand new gravlev bike that will be released with the next update. You can see it in the picture below, which was shared with backers at the end of the Lumninalia celebration. While it doesn’t have a name yet, we know from the logo that the manufacturer is Consolidated Outland.
If you’re wondering whether the game is actually fun to play, this is a good place to start. A star-studded single-player campaign titled “Squadron 42” is in development.
For the sake of full disclosure, do keep in mind that the author of this article has been a Star Citizen backer since the original Kickstarter campaign several years ago.