Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen has been smashing crowd funding records over and over, and it just overtook the mind-boggling amount of $41 million in pledges, sitting comfortably on $41,002,708.
what's the release date for this game?
Projection was first quarter of 2015, but with everything that keeps being added, there might be a delay.
There will be different builds that will be released. There a prepping a new build to give to the public now.
Haha, with all the stretch goals added, yes, yes there will be a major delay.
I hope this game is as epic as it seems it potentially could be.
Procedural Tech sounds cool. It's what has me excited for No Man's Sky.
"creating entire planets worth of exploration and development content" Soooooo does this mean we can get out of our ships and go wondering around on planets exploring, adventuring, and shooting in first or third person?
That's the vision. At this point it's only at the RnD stage, though. Also, nothing's decided if third-person-shooting will be allowed. A lot of debate going on over that. FPS has been planned from the start. On planets, or ships, or stations, or asteroids, or even floating around in space.
I love how crowdfunding projects become some fad or viral kinda thing where it makes gamers want to join in or they feel left out of this record kind of breaking situation. Not playing down on these projects at all or the company behind it but it will affect some developers choices in staying in big companies. I think more and more game directors will start their own company to start a crowdfunding game to help them gain cashflow to create there own game.
I only went with Star Citizen because I enjoyed all Chris Robert's previous games so much. $42,000,000 - Towel lol No galactic hitchhiker should travel without one :)
I'm actually quite ignorant about this project. I think my comment was more on a rant about crowdfunding and not this article or game sadly. I do understand that this project has a higher average per fund than other projects normally found on kickstarter.
The Wing Commander and Privateer series were huge hits in the 90's. The game experience was quite different from other games in that it was almost like playing within a movie with AAA film stars. The only other game dev I would crowd fund would be Geoff Crammond who developed the most complete and fluid F1 racing games I've ever played.
Where can I buy stocks from this company?
Wow thats impressive.
Meanwhile there are plenty of cool projects on Kickstarter unable to reach their goals...
As true as that may be, are you suggesting it's somehow related to the ongoing crowd-funding of Star Citizen?
No, I'm saying that some projects get all the love. In fact I'm keeping an eye on SC myself. Unfortunately I wasn't aware of it in 2012 when they were offering permanent insurance with pledge ships.
Some of the stuff on there is in the thousands range.I'm damn impressed that people are passing hundreds of dollars for a ship. Kinda makes me wonder what you gotta do ingame to get some of those higher tier ships.
If I recall correctly, for the RSI Constellation, which is a $225 ship, you'd have to put in around "40 - 60 hours" of in-game play time. The economic status may obviously fluctuate from one player to another, but I suppose you can use that as a rough basis efforts required to obtain other ships.
Considering how many external studios Chris Roberts has aiding different aspects of the project - out of necessity due to the scale and level of immersion targeted - this stretch goal being achieved really is a good thing for the game on the whole. Looking at the size of the persistent universe, as well as the quality of the assets therein, Cloud Imperium won't always be able to rely on so many external studios helping for financial reasons. Having purpose-built technology in place to aid in most/all aspects of the universe creation beyond standard tools will be absolutely necessary to it's future.
I just hope the experience is as compelling as Elite was in its day. That game is still the benchmark in space exploration games by a country mile.
I would love to see this on ps4 someday
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