Okay, I know they were more Adventure Game/Space Combat games, but for those of you who remember Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer, Chris Roberts is the guy that did those.
Well, a while ago they started raising money through various means (Kickstarter, etc.) to make Star Citizen, a huge game think, umm X3, but with other people I guess. I don't rightly think it qualifies as an MMO, since you really can just do your own thing, there is a single player campaign in the game after all, but there's more beyond that if you want.
Anyway, they just recently passed 18 million raised, the number of bonuses for being a backer are increasing at a vast rate.
This particular game maybe should be covered on GameBanshee, there will be more RPG elements to it than some of the RPGs that have come out lately. Tons of ship equipment and ships, and story with great writing and voice acting and a campaign and all that jazz.
I am fairly excited about it, the money they have raised has gone into moving them into a new development space, and improving their equipment and everything, it looks really fantastic. I don't know all the money other games have raised but I suspect that this one leaves them in the dust.
Take a look, I won't post a link but the title should get you there from Google.