Star Citizen has now passed the incredible milestone of $200 million dollars raised via crowdfunding. The game will be free-to-play next week.
That's a smart way to get people playing every day of the free play.
Am I the only one that still dose not know what this game is about? Am not trying to be funny, like what is the game really about? A space game with ships? I don’t understand, why is it costing so much and what is the story behind the game? This are genuine questions am asking.
Space sim like an advanced elite dangerous that people kept giving money to and the dev team keeps putting more and more work on without settling on a final state. The money people keep giving them is causing this.
Think a 4K version of No Man's Sky that consumes Kickstarter fool's money and will never release.
Similar to Eve, but much more fleshed out. More questing, and ground based exploration/combat.
Its F2P right now. So if you are so concerned why not try it?
It'll launch on August 29, 2013. I can't wait!!!!
Space sim + TPS + ability to micromanage that likely puts EVE to shame. All from a first/third person perspective. Further, it had overambitious goals for the time in terms of graphics, possibly gameplay, which the devs just keep adding on. And thanks to Kickstarter, an ad campaign that's created a cult mentality among donors, its only become a monster.
I still reckon tehe backers are insane
Why are people still giving money? Someone has finally tapped into the PC gaming superiority complex and exploited that sickness to death. The developers are popping bottles.
They seem happy to trade virtual ships for real world money.
I'm probably bias been following it for a while felt the disappointment like code lyoko (loved that show btw )and that it was a joke at first until i started digging deeper. I finally bought in a few months ago now I'm traveling to Cities on planets seamlessly and its just beautiful. Again its not perfect and is of course going to take a long time and people seem to forget how long games like red dead and stuff takes to make and to make it great like that.
The only thing I can think of is they are PC-only gamers that are mad console games look and play better because they have actual developers. The idea is to throw more and more money at it and they can get ONE exclusive that can compete but it's really sad how far they're taking it. And I'm a PC fan as well, I just don't have these delusions. I mean I get it, PC is technically more powerful but you can't just add more money to make a better game, it requires skilled developers as well.
It only looks good by todays standards. By the time it launches, it will look marginally better compared to PS5 and Xbox Two games, and that's only for the minority of the PC gamers who have high end PC's.
I would say that but then i remember that theirs people who buy fitness supplements from Info wars for 500$ for a few pills that will probably just raise your blood pressure a bit to make you think its working if they have the money then hell let em spend it.
While most comments here are just insulting the game and backers. I don't think it's the backers that are insane at this point...tables turned on this a while ago. People, like you, just enjoy bashing because it's OK to do so about this game. You have no actual reasons.
200 million and it’s still in alpha...
If you think about it rdr2 was probably at the point of pre alpha / concept phases by the time they acquired the funds to go into full production.
RDR2 is released and it didn’t cost 200 million to make an alpha build. This game is a scam
@2pacalypsenow If they only just hit 200 million then this hasn't cost that much to make yet has it? Money raised =/= money spent. GTA V cost $265 million and it's not even slightly as ambitious as SC so to some degree your Red Dead comparison is moot.
@2pacalypsenowt Technically you gotta make an alpha build to get to live and im pretty sure studios secure a majority of their funding before they really get started on the game so technically your wrong. Games developments started in 2010 Do so a good 8 years of development time for an amazing game yes though its not an MMO like star citizen is planning to be with entire explorable star systems and planets.
Don't be stupid. This is budget for 2 games - first Squadron 42 with the best cast in gaming history and for MMO with insane quality. Development of MMO takes much more money and time, than development of standart AAA games which mostly 10-15 hours in length. It hard to believe that 200 millions is enough for what they are planning and doing. And why you call SC a scam, if players can play it and evaluate the work? Everything is crystal clear. RDR2 probably cost more than 200 million if we take into account money spended on advertising
RDR2 was in development longer than Star Citizen. And RDR2 isnt 1/10 of what star citizen is supposed to be. Only people who complain about Star Citizen not being done is people who dont have much interest in the game. I havent spent a penny on the game and want them to take as much time as possible. The game they are building is too large to be rushed.
It's funny how n4g comments are going to be when the game becomes more and more enjoyable. It already just took a huge leap this year, and their SP campaign hasn't come out yet. Oh well, we'll just have to keep waiting and watching won't we ?
Notice how all the positive and logical comments are being bashed and downvoted? This site is reeking with fanboyism against this game. People say the backers are insane while every article about this game here is 99% of people just screaming how it's a scam and backers are retarded. Yeah, there's a cult following for this game alright, those hoping it fails.
I see all the people here defending the game most likely spent money on it. No point in continuing.
Yeah and the people bashing it haven't spent a dime and are literally making uninformed comments. Yes, the people who spent money are defending it because they're actually PLAYING IT and FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT. YOU ARE NOT. You simply go to every article that has "Star Citizen" in the title to just repeat your same old sorry story constantly while the game is noticeably getting better and better.
You mad huh? Keep drinking their cool aid.
7 years in development, barely 1 star system finished of the promised 106, P2W mechanics for days, and no release date. But hey, $200M in crowdfunding, woohoo.
Most big games can easily take 5 years to make, so 7 isn't that bad. As for the rest of you comment... Yeah...
given what were first saw was more like concept footage during the kickstarter and the community essentially requested more which is why we have cities like Loreville and towns like levski and seamless planet to space travel and no loading screens.
Were you forced to spend money on it or something?? I like the idea and I havent spent a penny. Not sure why people are acting like people are being forced here lol. If I want to flush my money down the drain.. Whats it to you?
A PERFECT example of someone that has no idea how game development works. Mate, they had models of the alien races YEARS ago before they were even announced. They had frigates YEARS ago before saying they'd be in the game. There is FAR more going on in the background then you think. But hey, who cares about how things are done and stuff like facts? It's Star Citizen so it's cool to bash it for ridiculous reasons!
I wonder when it will finally release
Whenever it does, it'll probably look dated.
The human race will actually be exploring space before this game releases.
havent we technically been for years now ? i know we have a probe outside of our solar system now so that statement was true before even the first star wars game.
We've been exploring space for decades. But if you mean fly around the solar system like we fly to Bermuda, yeah. I agree with you.
How generous of them to give a free week. They must be financially well off. /s
One of two: - the biggest fail in gaming history. - one of the greatest games in gaming history. Only time will tell.
Agreed. That much is inevitable at this point.
Definitely looking like a fail at this point
It's funny, if you were in the community and keeping up with the game, this year (especially now with the latest release) is a huge leap, and just converted a lot of people from pessimistic to optimistic. If you said the same thing in 2016, I would agree with you, because that was a bad year. Probably even 2017. right now we're seeing so much progress (even amidst a ton of delays mind you). For the first time in two years, I'm confident this game will be amazing.
How many hundreds of millions more will it take to get the actual finished game to come out?
More money will just get them to keep putting off the release date. If I was running that business, that's what I would do. Why not? There are no laws that force a game ever to be finished. There may be contractual obligations to do so, but those apparently don't exist here either. As long as suckers keep throwing in their money, I'd keep that merry-go-round spinning gleefully. Cue up the orchestrion.
This makes no sense. Games CONTINUE making money after release from more people buying it, more stuff releasing for it, etc. This is why the whole "they have no reason to release it" crap excuse from you haters makes no sense.
It's money and time. They'll need more money AND more time to realize their vision. Not too much longer for a really cool game experience. Probably another 10 years for the full 100 star systems (lol). but that's okay because at the current scope of the game, just one solar system fleshed out (and basic game mechanics that don't keep bugging out), will impress you more than 99% of games out there.
Well if they get to 1 billon founding, the may give them 1 month free..
It's mind boggling that people are still giving money to these people, it's like a cult.
Or maybe people just like the progress CIG show and don't mind supporting it. You can say what you want, but they keep showing epic shit that other games don't come close to. That epic shit makes it into game in a year or two. Just now there's a release in a limited test group that has the first full planet and city on it. It's absolutely mindblowing the way they're doing things.
You people have turned into a cult. Can't help but belittle and bash something you know nothing about. It's sad, really.
Pretty sure developers don't care at this point. They're rich as fuck and get to stretch out this game development until they retire. Suckers will keep paying them
PC mustard race
More like retard race after seeing how they keep funding this scam.
last time I played, all I could do was train against bots.
When the game releases you'll be... Training against bots
Maybe in 2025.
Geez the amount of scam comments just shows how uninformed people are. I hope none of you buy it when the game is complete. I'm happy to wait for innovation in the space sim genre.
How much money have you given them?
The real answer we all know is: too much
Funny I read this same comment 5 years ago.
so you read it when they were more like a handful of people not the 500 strong it took them time to build up to be today and before they had to switch engines and before they had to redo how they were doing space travel from loading screens to seamless planet to space travel and other things. kind of like me when cyberpunk 2077 rethought their development focus on the game and shifted as seen from the first trailer to the second and from dev interviews.
All that neckbeard money
Shut up. It's not even releasing.
this is the prime example why there are industrial standards, deadlines, regulations and so on. kickstart funded games are like giving money to an unsupervised bunch of kids on the playground. i bet this game will be a chore to play.
I'd like to see the accounts of this company.
Smh...this is embarrassing.
We probably already have a thousand news about its crowdfunding milestones... Yet still no release date.