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Star Citizen hits $42 million in funding; Chris Roberts brings out the towels

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It must be a special day, because this is the second thing I’ve written in a row that references Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the stalwart bathroom accessory, the towel. This time it’s because, and you’re probably getting sick of hearing this, Star Citizen has reached another stretch goal. 

Yep, the crowd-funded space sim that just can’t be stopped has reached a mind-boggling $42 million. Among the many things that will be added to the game thanks to this milestone is a towel for the hanger of every backer. You never know when you’ll need one.

Along with the towel, backers will receive a mobiGlas rig, which can be used to access the Observist - the guide to the universe - at any time. “I’ve charged the mobiGlas team with a very difficult task: creating a realistic interface that will help keep your affairs in order in an expansive galaxy,” says Chris Roberts. “It’s almost like building our own in fiction operating system for an imagined future, and it’s very different task than building spaceships.”

For non-backers, hitting the stretch goal means an updated Observist Guide complete with holographic ships and loadout planning straight from the RSI website. In addition, the Squadron 42 team will design a new ship, the Gladius, a nimble fighter that’s a bit past its prime but still capable of punching above its weight. 

Really, though, it’s all about the towel. 

The next goal is $44 million, and when it’s inevitably reached the plan is to add a 3D stellar map into hangers, one that expands as players explore the galaxy. “Build the most in-depth universe map possible and show it off to visitors, or lock down your secret jump points and hidden trading posts so that no one else can follow,” says Roberts. “Interface directly with the Observist guide to find out everything from what ores are in demand on MacArthur to who serves the best pasta on Terra. And with the ability to leave your own notes about your encounters and travels, it’s more than a map: it’s your digital diary!”

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This will continue, forever....

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$1 billion - Chris Roberts will make you a functioning spaceship

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Pretty soon, people will be playing this game with real spaceships.

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