Been living under a rock?
Yeah, lots of awesome going on. CR saw how much money they were raising and decided to scap plans to get outside investment. Instead they're going to try to raise the entire $25 million or so that they need via crowdfunding. They hit $16 mil last week and are well on their way to 17 already. Kinda scary.
This is setting itself up to be the biggest, most massive disappointment in the history of gaming if it doesn't work out. Hell, even if it does work out, it will almost certainly fall short of the hype.
None the less, I'm excited (and significantly poorer as a result). The devs seem highly competent and very good at communicating with the community.
Contrast this with, say, PGI, and lol.