This thread can be merged with the existing star citizen thread in 24 hours, or deleted after this time period. Star citizen has already reached record crowd funding status, The game is 100% going to be made. And so this is a final role call for anyone wanting to make sure they have access to the alpha and beta tests. After this 24 hour period You will have to wait till the final release of the game to be able to play it. ATM that is estimated at 2+ years. The closed alpha is estimated in 1+ years, and the community that is pledging donations is currently so enthusiastic that the chat board is full, And people are actively choosing ship designs, and seeing new features as they roll out. By having a ship pledge you gain a few cool features. Firstly you get to watch the updates and tweaks as they happen. New ship designs, star systems, economic choices, Lore, all the cool stuff that will make this game a universe is going to be available. Secondly RSI is giving choices, They will show multiple ship designs, multiple systems ect and ask pledger's to vote on what they think they want to see. This has already been show with the community picking the design of the freelancer ship. You also get a full copy of the game on release if you have a full pledge with a ship. And you get lifetime insurance on the ship you have on your pledge. So down to the real world economics. Why should you pledge. Well simply put if you don't pledge your going to miss out on actually getting to see a game in development. It's rare a studio is so open to the gamers. Added to that the studio itself while been new has some of the most well known and trusted names in the space sim scene. Your also backing with hundreds of thousands of other people. This is a safe investment. Currently at the time of posting this, the company has raised 4.65 million dollars. They have already met there target. Doubled it in fact. So the investment for the product is safe, they have more money than they thought they would get. So where's the extra going???? Well this is the real kicker. RSI have plans. BIG plans. Imagine a game you can play on a 3d optical headset. SC will support that. Imagine a game you can use your tablets as input devices So you can make a cockpit with interactive panel's, Watch your inventory, Have real time power management for you ship. SC will support that. Imagine a game where you can use your full flight sim controller and you can bind up every control, SC will support that. Imagine a game you want to play on a game pad. SC will support that. Imagine a game solely for the PC, Designed to push the hardware you own, Not only today, But for 2-3 years. SC will support that. So this game has a lot to offer. Here's a link to the RSI site where you can pledge. http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/ And this is the current crowd funding model. Don't miss out on what could be a very unique experience!