Roberts: Squadron 42 Has a Level of Connection, Acting & Characterization Above God of War/RDR2/TLOU

Chris Roberts stated that Squadron 42 has a level of connection, acting and characterization above the likes of even God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us.

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Nitrowolf21621d ago (Edited 1621d ago )

This seems odd to say, considering that the mode is a year plus out from just the beta alone. Tells me they have a ton of work to do till then.

I’ll say it’s a dumb statement only just to serve as a PR hype attempt. Why compare to those games and just let it be itself. Not like any of the devs listed for the games mentioned camebout ti make the same statement. No they let the games do the talking

I can see this coming back to bite him if the game ends up tanking. Not that they have to worry about that anyway for a long while. Beta for single player in almost a year and a half l, ha

RacerX1621d ago

Chris Robert's must have seen some slowing in donations.... Needs to inject a little PR to keep people conned.... I mean interested.

Codewow1621d ago

A year and a half for the beta, that means 2 years to full release in Q4 2020. Which after all the new tech they made to make creating the game easier, isn’t that bad of a time frame. The long Dev cycle is just showing what being without a publisher can allow for. While not very lucrative for most devs because video games are a risk.

codelyoko1621d ago

Well said. Not surprised to hear this from Mr. Boast though.

nyu11621d ago (Edited 1621d ago )

Actual quote :

"I know there are elements — whether it’s God of War or Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Last of Us, other games have similar elements to this. I feel like we’re at a level that’s above that, a level of connection and acting and characterization. But of course, I’m very biased. "

Doesn't sound very arrogant to be honest

More context :

"I feel like, hopefully, if it all works on an emotional basis, it will be an experience that will be pretty awesome for people. As we’re making it, as I’m seeing this stuff as it happens, I can feel how that’s going to be and how people will be taken by it. I’m excited to get to a point where other people can see and experience that."

He's not really 'arrogantly' stating anything, more like discussing it. "IF it all works..." and so on. These are the kind of things he's saying.

Godmars2901620d ago

"I feel like we’re at a level that’s above that, a level of connection and acting and characterization."

It doesn't? Especially when nothing solid has yet to be delivered. Or that aside from RDR he's talking about totally different game from his own. And then it doesn't seem like there's going to be many moments of character development in a space sim.

UCForce1621d ago

That’s sound arrogant coming from him.

The 10th Rider1621d ago

To be fair, it pretty much has a better cast list than any game ever and they've been doing their motion caption work with Andy Serkis' prestigious world-class studio.

Nyxus1621d ago

A good cast is one thing, writing a great story and characters is another.

The 10th Rider1621d ago (Edited 1621d ago )


Yes, definitely true. But the mo-cap work and the cast are two important pieces of the puzzle, so at the very least that's somewhat promising.

I dunno if they will hit GOW/TLOU/RDR2 level, but I wouldn't be surprised if the story was held in high regard.

PrinceOfAnger1621d ago

Nothing will come close to this game when it's released squadron 42 is like how the first Crysis was it pushed tech to the next level

rdgneoz31621d ago

Seeing as it's at least 2 years off still and by that time we'll have the next gen consoles, we will have even better than what we currently have (and soon to have). Games of ps4/xbone (and people/xbonex) look a lot better than ps3/360, though those systems had amazing gems in the end. Though for how big a budget this game has and the actors / actresses, it better be amazing.

bennissimo1621d ago

But the games he's quoting as being inferior were very well-written. A mighty hill for him to climb, considering that he's never delivered a narrative on par with either of those titles.

D3athc3ll1621d ago


Lol in your dreams. The Last of Us Part 2 on ps4 base model will look better than anything star citizen offers. Not to mention ps5 version and launch games. Keep dreaming though!

PrinceOfAnger1621d ago

This is PC game I think it will have
Ray tracing which is possible on pc for now
lou2 doesn't have the scale of this game, i think it will surpass it
In many ways when we are talking about tech.

starchild1621d ago (Edited 1621d ago )

The Last of Us Part 2? More exaggerated nonsense.

ANIALATOR1361621d ago

I'll believe it when I see it