FRONTIER CLAIMS £1.58M CROWDFUNDING RECORD

Elite DangerousCambridge UK games trailblazer Frontier Developments has raised over £1.5 million in a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter.

The £1.58m windfall way exceeded the studio’s original target of £1.25m and will help the company globally push its new Elite:Dangerous game.

The Kickstarter campaign attracted 25,681 backers, who together contributed a total of £1,578,316 to the project. Backers can still help fund the project via Frontier’s website.

Frontier posted a triumphant note on its website saying: “Thank you to everyone who has help fund the project via Kickstarter or PayPal!”

The cash haul has been confirmed by a Kickstarter spokesman as the highest funding target ever achieved on its website.

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