Brief: Star Citizen Creator Discusses Crowdfunding & The Video Game’s Development (Video)

With Star Citizen continuing to be the most crowdfunded video game of all time, creator Chris Roberts sat down to discuss his experience with the funding method along with the game and its development.

chris-robertsWhen Star Citizen surfaced in 2012, it immediately hit the spotlight and became one of the most popular crowdfunding campaigns on the web. The project is currently sitting at 60,629,401 and recently was dubbed the largest crowdfunded game and largest amount raised for any sort of crowdfunded project.

During his chat with ABC News 24, Roberts stated, “Well, I was actually hoping to do around $2 to $4 million on crowdfunding, just to prove to investors that there was a viable game there, and I though I’d need around $14 to $20 million to make the game.

“So I thought, ‘OK, well if I can raise $4 million with crowdfunding, then I could raise the rest with private investment,’ and the response was amazing. So, we already did way more for the initial period and we continued to do that, sot here was a certain point where we didn’t need outside investors, we can just make it with the backing of the crowd. So, that’s what we’ve been doing and I’m really thankful that they’ve let us do that.”

See the full interview below!


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