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The answer to Star Citizen's $64M question: pets

As Star Citizen's number of crowdfunded dollars continues to climb, developer Chris Roberts and his team at Cloud Imperium Games continue to add new stretch goals to the game's development. This week, Roberts thanked his backers for pushing the game to $63 million raised, and revealed that if funds reach $64 million, the game will receive a pets system.

"From Jones the Cat in Alien to the Battlestar Galactica's Daggit, pets have a place onboard starships ... and we want to give you that option in Star Citizen," Roberts writes. Pet options will include the familiar, terrestrial animals we already know and love (or should we say "wuv"?) as well as more "exotic" creatures.

The stretch goal was added to Star Citizen's crowdfunding campaign in honor of the recently-deceased Paddington, a real-life dog who appeared in a video during the developer's initial drive for funds.

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