According to Roberts Space Industries’ official funding stats page, Star Citizen has managed to breach the $200m barrier: 2,121,513 pledgers have raised $200,020,994 thus far, cementing the franchise’s place as one of the most successful crowdfunding projects of all time. But as Eurogamer notes, “eight years and $200m later, Star Citizen still doesn't have a final release date.” The project began life in 2012 as a Kickstarter campaign that pitched an ambitious spiritual successor to Chris Roberts' much-loved Wing Commander series. Then, Star Citizen was due out in 2014. But as the money rolled in the scope of the project grew and this release window was pushed back. It's currently at the alpha stage of development, with the recently-released 3.3.0 patch currently keeping players occupied.