Letter from the Chairman - $39 Million
(Citizen Star News) - 2014-02-21 - New Letter from the Chair to commemorate breaking $39 Million in funding.
New System! Unveil of Javelin Class Destroyer! New Stretch Goal: Procedural Generation R&D Team!
Unlocked system is described:
UDS-2943-01-22 System – Breaking news: UEE astrophysicists based at the famed Klavs observatory station have utilized advanced telescopy and other remote sensing technologies to identify a truly unusual star system on the fringes of known space. The object, once thought to be a single massive star, is actually a trinary star consisting of two white dwarfs and an active pulsar orbiting one another. Because of the complex gravitic factors at work, it is now believed that a jump point leading to the system likely exists in or near explored human space. Beyond the bizarre stellar makeup, the composition of the system is all but unknown. Could planets exist in this carefully balanced web? What else might have been drawn there? One thing is certain: the first Citizen to travel to UDS-2943-01-22 will have one hell of a view!
Disclosure of the Javelin Class Destroyer, glimpsed in the last Wing Man's Hangar. With art!
And next stretch goal:
Procedural Generation R&D Team – This stretch goal will allocate funding for Cloud Imperium to develop procedural generation technology for future iterations of Star Citizen. Advanced procedural generation will be necessary for creating entire planets worth of exploration and development content. A special strike team of procedural generation-oriented developers will be assembled to make this technology a reality.
This has been mentioned as something CIG has been exploring before, but getting together a whole team to focus on this is pretty monumental.