Star Citizen funding has reached a mind-boggling $48 million, according to Cloud Imperium Games studio head Chris Roberts.
The space combat-sim is now on course to reach it $50 million stretch goal which will “truly improve the immersion” by adding “distinctive and realistic alien languages for Star Citizen’s three biggest alien races,” the Vanduul, the Xi’An and the Banu.
“No universal translators, no garbled animal noises: Star Citizen’s aliens will be speaking their own authentic languages,” said Roberts. “I’m excited about this one… and looking forward to meeting the first fan who learns to speak one of our languages.”
Having met Star Citizen’s previous $48 million milestone, work on the user-voted Retaliator commercial has now begun, scripted by David Haddock.
Star Citizen is expected on PC in 2015.