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Star Citizen surpasses $15M in crowdfunding, adds ship class

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Space combat and exploration sim Star Citizen barreled through another funding milestone at $15 million raised, according to a post on Roberts Space Industries.

Cloud Imperium began raising money for the game in October of last year. The latest funding achievement unlocks a new flyable ship class for the game: the escort carrier. Backers will also receive a 42-page digital Upgrade Handbook with instructions on how to customize and overclock ship systems.

Star Citizen breached $14 million last month with more than 211,000 backers. The game currently has stretch goals set as far as $17 million. At $16 million, a new arena mode will be added to the game. The $17 million mark will add ship upgrades for every pledger and the battlecruiser ship class.