Well, it won't hit $10 million but it has shattered the previous record, as many anticipated.
The Kickstarter campaign for Yu Suzuki's Shenmue 3 has now earned the most crowdfunded money in history: The project currently sits at $5,618,314 from 62,253 backers with 11 hours remaining.
The original goal of $2 million was eclipsed within hours and while funding died down after the initial spark, the new record has been set. Shenmue 3 has beaten Koji "IGA" Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night campaign, which ultimately brought in $5,545,991. Overall, the new Shenmue 3 is 8th, behind The Veronica Mars Movie Project ($5,702,153), Ouya ($8,596,474), and Exploding Kittens ($8,782,571).
If you're wondering, the highest-grossing crowdfunded project ever was Pebble Time- $20,338,986. WTF.
Related Game(s): Shenmue 3