The backers of Star Citizen's successful (to say the least) crowdfunding campaign just want to keep giving, though it certainly helps that that developer Cloud Imperium keeps delivering on stretch goals. Cloud Imperium founder Chris Roberts of Wing Commander fame confirms crowdfunding for the upcoming space exploration and action title has now hit $41 million USD.
In reaching this milestone, the development team now has the backing to begin working on procedural generation technologies that can be used for creating in-game content on a whole new level. Roberts promises more announcements "down the line" in this regard.
Roberts also used the announcement as an opportunity to confirm that Cloud Imperium has no plans on being acquired by a larger company in spite of how big a project that Star Citizen has become. No doubt this was made in light of Facebook's recent $2B USD purchase of Oculus VR, but Roberts also notes that he does not believe Oculus VR "sold out" or "betrayed" its backers. Cloud Imperium isn't in any rush to be acquired simply because unlike Oculus VR, it has no hardware to design and produce.