Elite Dangerous hits funding goal with days to go

Elite Dangerous hits funding goal with days to go
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

January 3rd 2013 at 10:14AM

More than 21,000 backers make pledges with 37 hours remaining

Frontier’s Elite Dangerous Kickstarter campaign has reached its £1.25m funding goal with just over two days left.

Launched two months ago on November 5th, the crowdfunded project is a sequel to 80s space sim classic Elite which was originally released for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron.

The Kickstarter campaign has steadily garnered £1,282,323 from 21,736 backers at the time of writing, meaning the game will now go into full development.

17 backers of the title have pledged more than $4,500 to the space sim, with the most popular funding tier at £20, through which 9810 contributors have donated funds to reserve a digital copy of the finished game.

Frontier has now also revealed new stretch goals for the campaign, which includes a Mac version of the game if the project hits £1.4m, as well as a further ten playable ships if the project reaches £1.5m.