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Star Citizen Has Broken Its Yearly Crowdfunding Record Again in 2021; New Gravlev Bike Revealed

Star Citizen continues to break records and the end of 2021 marked another year of crowdfunding growth for Cloud Imperium Games.
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Star Citizen continues to break records and the end of 2021 marked another year of crowdfunding growth for Cloud Imperium Games.

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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.

Recently, we got an extensive look at what’s coming to Star Citizen with several panels hosted at CitizenCon, while update alpha 3.16 has just been released.

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.


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Giuseppe Nelva
Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.