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Decent Article On Star Citizen From Forbes

snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,392 Valuable Player
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2019/05/01/exclusive-the-saga-of-star-citizen-a-video-game-that-raised-300-millionbut-may-never-be-ready-to-play/#223128c95ac9

I waved goodbye to the 30 odd quid I played for the thing years ago. Chris Roberts has done pretty much the same thing with Star Citizen that he did previously with Freelancer - poor project management and biting off more than he and his developers can chew.

The development of Elite Dangerous has made MUCH more sense. Start off with a basic amount of ships and a base game, release a full playable RC version and gradually update and add features to it.

Roberts hasn't even completed ONE star system ffs  :D
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever

Comments

  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 1,952 Valuable Player
    Have received death threats twice now from star citizens.

    They are dedicated backers :|
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,492
    Project 2501
    Some of those backers spent serious ammounts of cash.
    Not me though I saw it for what it was.
    Thank god their office has a working starship door.
    WAAAGH!
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,835 Valuable Player
    I purchased this years ago for £100 I think it was. I'm still waiting to play the full game but that article does't make for good reading.
  • saami81saami81 Posts: 83
    Hiro Protagonist
    I remember playing Wing commander as teenager and it was awesome game.
    I would like to play similar space opera- game in VR.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,392 Valuable Player
    vannagirl said:
    Have received death threats twice now from star citizens.

    They are dedicated backers :|

    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are.  B) 
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,392 Valuable Player
    saami81 said:
    I remember playing Wing commander as teenager and it was awesome game.
    I would like to play similar space opera- game in VR.

    Elite Dangerous is going to be the closest you're going to get. For my money it's the best VR game available right now.

    They did mention plans of adding VR to Star Citizen at one point but we'll all probably die from old age before we even see the game being finished let alone VR goodness. :(

    RedRizla said:
    I purchased this years ago for £100 I think it was. I'm still waiting to play the full game but that article does't make for good reading.

    Yup, I can't see this ever going into Beta let alone being an RC. Glad I didn't spend a hundred quid on it though :o
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • saami81saami81 Posts: 83
    Hiro Protagonist
    snowdog said:
    saami81 said:
    I remember playing Wing commander as teenager and it was awesome game.
    I would like to play similar space opera- game in VR.

    Elite Dangerous is going to be the closest you're going to get. For my money it's the best VR game available right now.

    They did mention plans of adding VR to Star Citizen at one point but we'll all probably die from old age before we even see the game being finished let alone VR goodness. :(

    RedRizla said:
    I purchased this years ago for £100 I think it was. I'm still waiting to play the full game but that article does't make for good reading.

    Yup, I can't see this ever going into Beta let alone being an RC. Glad I didn't spend a hundred quid on it though :o
    ED is awsome game and i ahve played/playing it a lot, but i still hope someone would do game closer to Wing commander in VR. Imo ED is more like sandbox than space opera.
  • edmgedmg Posts: 1,131
    Wintermute
    I still remember, as a much younger man, seeing the original trailer and thinking how cool it looked. Now I wonder if I'll live long enough to see the actual game.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,392 Valuable Player
    edmg said:
    I still remember, as a much younger man, seeing the original trailer and thinking how cool it looked. Now I wonder if I'll live long enough to see the actual game.

    I don't think it's ever going to come out of Alpha tbh. At some point people are going to stop throwing good money after bad and the funding will eventually dry up. I'm surprised that people are STILL buying ships today tbh. Even the most stanch Star Citizen fans will lose patience eventually.
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 945
    3Jane
    I've always been a big fan, I've tried the alpha like 10x over the years but each time I try it I walk away disappointed and just uninstall the game. The game is so far from being finish it's crazy.

    I hope they can provide a full game within next 2 years and I hope the single player version "Squadron 42" comes out soon too.

    I've always had high hopes, it has a lot of potential but I just put it to the back of my mind now, I can't get excited about it anymore until it's finally released in full.
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,267
    Wintermute
    Yea, they got me for about 200 bucks too a few years ago. I was screwing around in the Alpha and decided to buy something bigger to screw around with. I also waved goodbye to that lol. Hope it comes out some day just for the backers sakes that spent a lot of money but I'm not optimistic.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,392 Valuable Player
    There are some people that have spent THOUSANDS on the game too. That's just crazy money to give to Chris Roberts with his track record. :o
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,835 Valuable Player
    Why not just finish the planets and game before making ships? The article says they have completed 9 planets and are looking to do 100? So is 100 planets still the goal before they look for a full release of the game?
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,149 Volunteer Moderator
    If they hired the founder of StarWraith 3D Games  (he made Star Wraith, Star Wraith 2, Star Wraith 3, Star Wraith 4, Arvoch Conflict, Arvoch Alliance, RiftSpace, Evochron, Evochron Alliance, Evochron Renegades, Evochron Legends, Evochron Mercenary and Evochron Legacy, mostly single handedly) then we'd be on to at least Star Citizen 3 by now. :)

    The Evochron series has had experimental VR support, but the dev has been screwed over by the instability of SteamVR's API (things kept changing and breaking stuff) and that's tainted his enthusiasm. Shame he didn't go with the Oculus SDK, it's been far more stable since 1.3 came out 3 years ago.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,392 Valuable Player
    RedRizla said:
    Why not just finish the planets and game before making ships? The article says they have completed 9 planets and are looking to do 100? So is 100 planets still the goal before they look for a full release of the game?

    They need to keep selling ships to keep the money coming in. They ran out of the money raised on Kickstarter years ago so they need to keep money coming in to either:

    a) Finish the game or

    b) Keep the developer's supplies of drink, drugs and whores going.

    My money would be on option b).  :D
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
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