Star Citizen has raised over $200 million since Cloud Imperium Games started looking for funding in 2012, and a financial breakdown from late last year reveals how a lot of that money has been spent between 2012 and 2017. In that time, Cloud Imperium has spent over $193 million, and almost $50 million just in 2017.
There are plenty of AAA titles whose budgets don’t come close to this.
How this company could spend so much money and still have so little to show for it is beyond comprehension. The latest alpha (yes, still in alpha) shows a ton of potential but it’s a far cry from the massive, persistent universe CIG promised back in 2012.