In continuing news of the upcoming, crowd funded game Star Citizen hauling in another million dollars approximately every week, they have now surpassed the $24,000,000 milestone so the transportation system in a go. Next up is an enhanced alpha testing phase.
When the game hits $25,000,000 in funding, and it will as it's already almost 20% there, they plan to use the additional funding to create a "wider" alpha test than originally planned.
Enhanced Alpha - We will use additional funding to build a wider alpha test than we had originally intended for the first phase of Star Citizen's launch. The initial plan was to first launch servers in North America and then expand to areas such as Europe and Australia to decrease latency in these areas, perfecting the game as we improve the experience around the world. This funding will allow us to invest in a wider infrastructure for our early testing, spinning up remote servers earlier. Hitting this goal will also allow us to increase the number of remaining alpha slots. Extra alpha slots not only means more Star Citizens will travel the 'verse at launch, but that we will receive more feedback and more stress testing. This in turn will allow us to better balance and enhance the Star Citizen experience!
This is good news for people who are hoping to be part of the alpha testing phase, and we'll keep you posted in about a week on what's next in line when their funding exceeds $25,000,000. Here's a video to watch too.
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