Star Citizen Smashes Past $64 Million Target, Introduces Space Pets

Will this train ever stop? Star Citizen has crossed $64 million in crowdfunding. The intergalactic exploration game, still under active development, announced that having crossed $64 million, players will be able to keep and raise a pet (dogs, cats, and whatnot) within the game.

Here's what Chris Roberts of Cloud Imperium Games had to say about the inclusion of pets in Star Citizen:

We have repair bots, we have fish, but we haven't implemented a traditional pet system in Star Citizen yet... At $64 million, that changes. From Jones the Cat in Alien to the Battlestar Galactica's Daggit, pets have a place on board starship and we want to give you that option in Star Citizen.

And what kind of pets can we expect to see in Star Citizen? "Expect traditional terrestrial options, plus anything exotic we can dream up," said Roberts.

Star Citizen is a PC-only title. The game doesn't have a final release date as of yet.