At the time of writing, 10,003 fans have pledged $898,488 towards Chris Roberts' new project, all without the aid of a platform like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. Last night, the development studio took to Facebook to ask fans if the project should expand in that direction.
"The opinion of you all as a community is paramount to us and we are listening," said the Facebook post. "Please click to like this post if you would like to see 'Star Citizen' on Kickstarter." So far, over a thousand people have done so.
Raising this much cash without the aid of a crowdfunding site is quite a remarkable achievement and moving to Kickstarter will surely provide a further boost and give the game greater visibility.
Thanks to VG24/7.