The number of developers working on Star Citizen and its single-player campaign Squadron 42 has grown to 475 across three nations.
From a handful of people to a full blown studio.... Just hoping they release the game asap
"Just hoping they release the game asap" Too late for that. Mission creep has overrun the project.
This is where the money is going, paying wages to a game that has no end in sight.
Yet the game's still not released
If it was released, they wouldn't need that many developers.
Well if you look at the time frame of the games development to be honest it's not really that Shocking I think some of you guys need to remember that this game was technically announced in 2012 when it was actually just starting development.... Many gamers are used to hearing games announced when they were being worked on for several years in secrecy, a game like this that was crowdfunded cannot afford that luxury. Understand it this way the order 1886 actually started development all the way back in 2010 now if that development team had to crowdfund that game and they announced it the year they started development it means you would have heard about this game since 2010, so of course you're going to be complaining about his development because you're more aware of its existence then had you have never known in the first place so it creates disillusion as if the games development is unusually long when in reality you don't normally actually hear of a games development within months of its starting that is extremely rare and doesn't really happen often. I mean do you think that the varied a rock star started development on Grand Theft Auto V they announced it to the world?
"cannot afford that luxury. " They have raised 180 million dollars... Maybe they should sell the right to a competent developer.
@2pac- please stop trying to post quotes out of context. "Many gamers are used to hearing games announced when they were being worked on for several years in secrecy, a game like this that was crowdfunded cannot afford that luxury" So all I am saying is that because the game is crowdfunded and they got that much money the people had to hear of the damn game first before they received all that money to start development, which means they cannot create the game in secrecy because they're not going to be getting funding about a game no one's ever heard from the general public as it contradicts how Kickstarter even works. So that is what I mean what I'm saying they did not have the luxury. As opposed to do cherry picking in trying to argue what's something completely out of context. Smh.
6 years, $180 million, 475 devs. And still no finished game.
Maybe my grandchildren will get to play the final release.
The amount of funding they have received I hope they do something good with it
can some one explain to me what 475 people are actually doing on that team. i mean you dont need that many to make such a large game unless you dont have a clear idea of what you are doing. skyrim took 4 years with a team of 200. elex for crying out loud was made in 3 years with a team of 25 people. just watch in 3 years they will be out of money with an unfinished game.
Yeah, comparing Skyrim to this is a pretty moot point. This game is being made on a scale that makes Skyrim look like the inside size of a shoebox. Hence why it's considered as ambitious as it is, it's not being made to the traditional size of your average sandbox title with invisible walls or impassible mountainsides. We're talking seamless space to planet to surface exploration here. I wouldn't complain until even at least a decade of development has passed. We've had far less ambitious games take a decade with even less to show for it.
Agreed. I don't even care if 10 years has passed because the way I see it is I waited for Final Fantasy 15 and waited for the Last Guardian and still liked the games regardless because at the end of the day people are playing games to actually play them not based on when they're releasing as that has no relevance on enjoyment.
Skyrim is not a open world space MMO. The biggest difference regarding this is you're talking about a game that requires eight different amount of development that is not taking into consideration with something like Skyrim which is not they open World online game that needs networking code or all these other things put in place. The way I see it these guys could take their time because they're creating something I've never seen before and gaming so who am I to sit here and complain about such a thing? If you look at something like the last guardian or Final Fantasy 15 those games went through lots of difficulties during development yet the concept of those games isn't something as crazy as what is being done with this game. Things happened in development is not the first time we've had a game have a lengthy development but to my understanding the development of this game is going on more smooth than games that don't even have even near the same ridiculous scale of concept. Horizon zero Dawn development began in 2011, It released in 2017. So I want you to take into consideration that such a game is not a open-world MMO that takes place in space going to planet to planet with a living economy. Horizon zero Dawn took as long as it needed to take based on the game they were developing. So I'm not entirely sure why many of the gamers who keep commenting about this game are also not even referencing games in the same genre. What's next? Are you guys going to start referencing Call of Duty games that take about two-and-a-half years to develop?
You’re comparing Skyrim to a game with 400 landable planets...full cities...full space and fps simulation...persistent online world and player run economy? What’s next. Comparing Mario odyssey to elite dangerous?
Lol this game project is such a mess
It’s really not if you follow the development. But hating on it is the cool thing to do
i wonder why ds always(mostly) pick that picture as thumbnail?
lol this game is a joke
Game? Isn't it just a $200 million tech demo? :D
With the crazy expensive graphics cards now, I have no hope of playing Star Citizen. :(
Look at it this way, by the time the game gets a full release, those "crazy expensive graphics cards" will be "dirt cheap graphics cards". ;)
Cant wait to play the game, when (and if) it ever gets a full release.
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