Cambridge's Frontier Developments has surpassed the £1,250,000 target for its Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter campaign, hitting funding goals with two days to spare.
The campaign appeal site has yet to be updates since the target was reached, but last night staff were confident that the company would hit its targets. With the funding total now over £25,000 in excess of that goal, success is virtually guaranteed.
The team is still urging potential customers to pledge in order to hit stretch goals such as extra playable ships and a swift port to Mac OS, but the project should see a definite commercial release thanks to the campaign.
Frontier and its head David Braben have been under pressure from fans for some years to create a fourth game in the much loved Elite series, which first debuted in 1984 on the Acorn Electron. Completion of the game is scheduled for March 2014.