The development team at Cloud Imperium, led by Chris Roberts, seeks to get player input about a potential move to the Kickstarter crowdfunding service, asking all those who support it to Like a Kickstarter post on Facebook.
Chris Roberts, best known for the creation of the Wing Commander series, announced last week that he was working on a new video game that would use the space simulation genre.
A lot of people expected to see the developer and his team use Kickstarter
in order to get the money they needed, but Space Citizen is currently being funded via its own website
The developers believe that getting money directly allows them to stay in better contact with their fan base and eliminates any sort of middlemen that could interfere with the process.
Creating a website dedicated to crowdfunding for Star Citizen
means that fans from any corner of the world are able to contribute.
There are more than three weeks left in the funding process for Star Citizen, and at the moment there are close to 10,000 backers for the game who have put together close to 900,000 dollars (687,000 Euro), which is less than half of what the game needs to go directly into development.
Star Citizen is a very ambitious project that seeks to create a complex universe where the player can assume almost any role, exploring systems and fighting other ships.
Players will have options linked to customizing their own ship and will be able to interact with other gamers via social mechanics.
Those who buy Star Citizen will be able to then play it for free, and the development team will offer a number of items and options via an in-game store for real currency.
Star Citizen is set to be launched exclusively on the PC in 2014.