Since our last look at Chris Roberts' space epic Star Citizen, the game's crowdfunding effort has pulled down another $5 million, bringing the current total to a staggering $48 million.

With another funding milestone comes another stretch goal reward, in this case, the two-fold debut of the bomber seen above. Though work in progress imagery of the Retaliator is the only glimpse available as of yet, developer Cloud Imperium Games is working on a spiffy in-universe commercial for the ship similar to the ad spot it created for the 2944 Aurora last year.

Looking ahead, the stretch goal for the inevitable $49 million mark is a plant. Literally, an in-game, extraterrestrial plant. "Similar to a bonsai tree, the Centennial Bloom is a very famous Xi'An plant indigenous to Eealus III that blossoms for one night every one hundred years," reads the official description of the Xi'An Space Plant.
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