Elite: Dangerous raised £1.58m on Kiskcstarter but by the words of David Braben - the man in charge - "it's grown by quite a lot".
It is not as much as Star Citizen has got but still it seems that the financial figures are really good. There is enough money to see it released this year without and problems and cover all the costs.
And in this point of view we can be only happy beacause Star Citizen has a long way ahead before the launch and having another great space sim is the best way how to improve other games to come. And Elite: Dangerous seems very, very probable of launching also on the consoles. The studio has enough experience to do it smoothly in the near future.