Star Citizen: $26 Million Reached; New Stretch Goal Announced

Chris Roberts makes this look easy:

Our backers have hit the incredible $26 million mark, which enables us to expand the capital ship mechanics in Star Citizen.

Enhanced Capital Ship Systems – In addition to the command and control systems we’ve already outlined, we’re going to expand capital ship functions! Lead a damage control team to fight fires and repair key systems during battle, control internal bulkheads to slow boarders and man a number of consoles, like navigation and engineering, that will make commanding a capital ship feel even more immersive.

In honor of this goal, I’d like to share the very first in-engine shots of the Idris corvette’s interior, showing the hangar bay and engine room.

Click on through to get a look at the images the good Mr. Roberts is referring to.

And, as noted in the title, a new stretch goal has been announced:

For the $28 million stretch goal, we have something we’re very excited about here at Cloud Imperium: a second option for your Star Citizen starter ship! Here’s the goal:

New Starter Ship – The team at Consolidated Outland has decided to take Roberts Space Industries head on in 2944 by premiering the Mustang personal spacecraft. We will use these additional resources to create another ship company and starter ship for Star Citizen. The new ship will be offered for sale alongside the Aurora, so players have a choice between two options to begin the game!

Given the current pace of funds accumulation going on at Cloud Imperium Games, I expect we’ll be seeing more of the Mustang by…oh…let’s say a week after the HoBLotH.