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Star Citizen is a PC Game That Will Never be Dumbed Down for Lesser Platforms

"As of this moment, there are no plans to bring Star Citizen to either PS4 or Xbox One."

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Sarcasm1489d ago

Definitely misleading title. He is saying it will never go to the PS3 or X360. Which is fine. But some conditions will make him consider supporting the PS4 and X1.

someoneagain1489d ago

Misleading comment. What he actually says is,

"Star Citizen IS a PC game. It will NEVER be dumbed down for a lesser platform. We will NOT limit the input options or supported peripherals to the lowest common denominator. We will NOT pass on features and technology just because they will only run on some hardware configurations. [...] Because of this Star Citizen will always be primarily a PC game and will embrace the best and newest tech."

sigfredod1489d ago (Edited 1489d ago )

“IF the platform holders (Sony and Microsoft) allow us to update the code and data without restrictions and odious time consuming QC procedures, IF they allow our community to openly interact with each other across platforms, then I would CONSIDER supporting them.”
So is Sony or MS allow the updates he doesn't see any problem to bring it, so the dumb down is not a concern on the next gen consoles

Cernunnos1489d ago

Problem is, Microsoft will not allow cross platform play with PS4. Sony have been open to do this, but MS says no.

someoneagain1489d ago

@ sigfredod

"I just upgraded my office rig to a pair of Titans running in SLI, driving a 4K monitor and a 1440P one (Thanks NVidia for the goodies!). We’re about ready to build the ultimate AMD rig with FOUR R9 290Xs and AMD’s eight core CPU driving a set of 4K monitors in Eyefinity (Thanks AMD!)

You think that’s a good approximation for console, even a next gen one like PS4 or Xbox One?"

Yeah... if MS/Sony update their policies, the XBO/PS4 will totally play games in surround 4K at 60fps.

T21489d ago

@someone again - so your premise is that star citizen should be marketed to 1% of gamers? wow what a fascinating business model
/s

someoneagain1489d ago

@joecanada

It's being funded by that 1% for the 1%.

Fireseed1489d ago

@joecanada

And yet... somehow it raised over $27,000,000 from that 1% of gamers...

Blacktric1489d ago (Edited 1489d ago )

"so your premise is that star citizen should be marketed to 1% of gamers?"

You do realize that a big chunk of gamers have at least a GTX560Ti right (according to Steam survey)? Stop getting riled up over someone else's opinion.

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Pandamobile1489d ago

Those are some mighty big conditions.

Irishguy951489d ago

Lemme translate

"Consoles will never get this because of their fundamental restrictions"

Convas1489d ago

Dat Master Race respect.

JsonHenry1489d ago

And this is why I can't wait for this game. Nothing dumbed down!

P0werVR1489d ago

NO! NEVER!! This is PC for PC gamers. Finally a PC game for PC graphics for PC gameplay for PC AI! PC ONLY!

Persistantthug1483d ago

But PC gamers have already had their great AAA Budget exclusive for 2013......

SIM CITY.

Master Race, indeed.

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WeAreLegion1489d ago

I love gaming on both PC and consoles, but if CD Projekt RED has no problem developing for the PS4, I don't see why these guys would. Both Sony and Microsoft need to jump on this game. It looks awesome.

Irishguy951489d ago

Becuz the Witcher 3 is an online game right? Star citizen and CDprojekts games are incomparable mate

WeAreLegion1489d ago

CD Projekt RED asked Sony for freedom to release patches and DLC when they want. Sony said they could.

I'm talking about freedom of developing, online or otherwise. Don't be a douche.

Pandamobile1489d ago (Edited 1489d ago )

Star Citizen and The Witcher 3 are in different leagues.

Star Citizen is supposed to be a love letter to PC gaming of past decades. It's going to be super pretty, super deep, super complicated and super awesome.

We saw what consoles did to games like Crysis. When you have to remove half of the controls and change the core gameplay hook in order to make it accessible to console gamers, you can see why PC gamers might be a tad concerned about the dumbing down of one of the biggest PC exclusives in the past few years.

WeAreLegion1489d ago (Edited 1489d ago )

They don't have to remove anything this time around. Crysis was dumbed down because Crytek pandered. You don't HAVE to pander to a console's capabilities if you focus on the PC version first.

EDIT: Why not? What features will be on the PC version that they couldn't do on the next gen consoles?

Pandamobile1489d ago

Even after the PC version is good and done and they decide to port it to consoles, it's not going to be the same game.

frostypants1489d ago

Crysis was a sh*t game to begin with...c'mon. It was pretty. That's all.

Pandamobile1489d ago

Um, no. Crysis was one of the best FPS games of the last decade.

Persistantthug1483d ago

@Pandamobile

"Um, no. Crysis was one of the best FPS games of the last decade."

I certainly disagree.

You might be forgetting that console players got to play Crysis as well....maybe with not all of the graphical flare and polish that your PC can deliver, but with all of the gameplay intact.

Crysis was boring.

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JsonHenry1489d ago

Maybe because CD Projekt doesn't make a game where a simple gamepad isn't enough to handle all the control options needed? Maybe because their games are miniscule in size and depth compared to what Star Citizen is going to accomplish?

I'm NOT bashing the Witcher series. Its one of my favorite series ever. But you really can not compare a Witcher game to what Star Citizen is. There is simply no comparison.

WeAreLegion1489d ago

I wasn't talking about online. I was talking about ease of working with companies on features they want.

I try to say something nice...and this happens. I freakin' hate Mondays.

s45gr321489d ago

“IF the platform holders (Sony and Microsoft) allow us to update the code
and data without restrictions and odious time consuming QC procedures, IF
they allow our community to openly interact with each other across
platforms, then I would CONSIDER supporting them.”

Those Conditions are against console manufacturers policies. I don't see Sony much less Microsoft allowing Robert to update/patch a game without a certification process. To be able to play cross platform gaming on PS4 /Xbox One and PC very unlikely. See other game developers don't give conditions specially of this magnitude.

kingduqc1489d ago

“Star Citizen IS a PC game. It will NEVER be dumbed down for a lesser platform,” he said on his forums. “We will NOT limit the input options or supported peripherals to the lowest common denominator."

Because controller got limited input. Space sims, as in simulator, as in many option as in can't get it work on a 12 imput controller.

Go play arma 3 and tell me there is a possible way to tu put it on a controller.

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Coach_McGuirk1489d ago

This game exists because it's a reaction to the current state of the video games industry. Fully funded by PC gamers for PC gamers. You guys that are pleading for it on consoles need to understand this.

T21489d ago

its no different than sony letting indies do whatever they want and helping them publish on ps4... but whatever, I'm not upgrading my PC for one game and if they wanna do the kickstarter/PC thing, thats their right.... you only miss out on potentially 200 million customers, but i won't lose sleep over it. loved wing commander series!!!

Coach_McGuirk1489d ago (Edited 1489d ago )

then get those 200 million customers organized and backing real $$ to the project! That's what we had to do.

Joe, you seemed to be confused as to whether a game should exist to make money, or whether it should exist to be enjoyed.

Pandamobile1489d ago

Lol, yeah, 200 million PS4 and Xbox One gamers.

PS4 and Xbox One won't even have a significant combined marketshare for at least 2 years.

T21489d ago

Hey I'd start a kickstarter in a second to port star citizen to ps4. If only to support Chris... And yes I know games are to be enjoyed jeez is that a real statement. More money equals more games

JsonHenry1489d ago

Exactly. This game is being funded by PC gamers for PC gamers.

Obviously there is enough demand there seeing as how Star Citizen has one of the most successful kickstarter funding in history.

I can't wait for this game. I'm going to build a whole new PC and get the newest flight-sim joystick and peripherals just for this game.

Blues Cowboy1489d ago

With all due to RSI and Cloud Imperium, there's not really much of a game yet! Let's try out the alpha first and then worry about dumbing down, eh?

GentlemenRUs1489d ago

In other words...

Don't have a $600-800 GPU? Goodluck ever playing our game!

Coach_McGuirk1489d ago

today's high-end, tomorrow's mid-range

The_KELRaTH1489d ago

True for today but this game won't be ready for a few years yet when those bits of hardware will likely be in the budget section.

kingduqc1489d ago

Because video settings does not exist. Low setting on that game look better then consoles game the past 7 years. probably playable on a 500$ pc

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