“Star Citizen” Director Chris Roberts knows about creating sci-fi open worlds. He sat down with us to discuss how he would fix BioWare’s “Anthem.”
BioWare and EA need to listen to this man. He turned NMS from a pile of steaming shit to one of the best open world exploration games our there. Yes, I know he promised things he did not deliver, but in my eyes, he more than made up for it with all the amazing free patches for No Man's Sky.
Don't think patching up someone else's work fixes not releasing a product that he has poorly mismanaged
Whilst I hope I live long enough to play Star Citizen I have to say this headline made me laugh! It's like Peter Molyneux giving Sean Murray advice on how not to over-promise!
You are thinking of Sean Murray! Roberts is in the same boat as Bioware would be if EA wasn’t their parent company, on year 7 of a game that has absolutely no release date in site. I do believe that SC has direction, but it needs to finalize something at some point, and build upon it after it’s released.
Oh ouch, you are 100% correct. I'm dumb lol. Anyway, NMS is awesome and had a huge turnaround. They should consult those guys.
Chris Roberts promised things he didn't deliver too, namely Star Citizen
The part about no release date isn't entirely true They have a roadmap for the online portion of the game that doesn't really give a solid time frame. That completely sucks. The single player portion of the game, Squadron 42, has a set pathway from now to release. They plan on it being feature complete and in alpha testing in Q1 of next year. Then in Q2 it's supposed to be entering beta. That means sometime around a year to year and a half from now people should be able to get their hands on the single player of Start Citizen, which is being sold as it's in thing. I guess we'll find out for sure in about a year. S42 is the part of the game that I'm cautiously interested in, so I hope it works out.
I think EA is wishing Roberts had stayed. He's made millions on a game which is never finished, and people keep giving him more money for new features before the others are finished. It sounds oddly familiar to Games as a service doesn't it? It's rather ironic that the company he worked for that he helped make famous with Wing Commander is now the name of EA's online service.
Bruh... wrong guy lmfao.
Ignore, I'm dumb. Thought of NMS I stead of SC. Still some solid ideas to fix the giant pile of burning shit that is Anthem.
I hate it when I do that. We all have brain farts sometimes. Just laugh it off.
Don't feel too bad, the comment is pretty hilarious, haha.
You're comment is wrong on many different levels 1. Chris Roberts had no hand in NMS. That's Sean Murray 2. NMS wasn't a pile of sh*t on release, it just didn't have all the features people expected. 3. Chris Roberts has milked the Star Citizen fans for more money since it's inception, and hasn't delivered a full game since he actually left EA. 4. Roberts has fine tuned the notion of making people pay continuously while delivering as little as possible. 5. Roberts has been all over the place with what he will deliver on Star Citizen, and as of yet, hasn't delivered what he originally promised with the initial backing campaign 6. Star Citizen is probably the best example of feature creep ever. So many distractions, the game is much more than it started off as, but still isn't what it was originally meant to be, so it doesn't even have that in common with NMS.
Greedy EA taking notes from Scam Citizen director? What could go wrong?
Scam citizen? You can play the game right now
You’re on a site filled with console owners. They don’t follow SC at all.
@ Hungryalpaca We do follow it actually. About twice a year we have a laugh at it, as we have done for about 8 years now.
He hasn't released the entirety of the game he said he was going to make with the initial crowd funding. He's had feature creep more than any game in history. I don't think he's scamming people though. I think he's working on the game, and delivering it in pieces. Which is fine if the backers are OK with it. But i can't imagine in this day and age that all the backers are that happy with the way he's been releasing content for this game. That just defies the nature of the internet. What Roberts has done though, is pretty much about what you see with Anthem. Release a game which is unfinished....pretty much in alpha or beta stage, charged for it(before it started production in many cases), under-delivered, and promised more content in the future...sometimes at a cost upfront. However, he hasn't required everyone to pay for the new features, so what he's doing with Star Citizen really isn't unlike what is criticized with many games since last gen, where games get released, then milked with updated content releases over the years...sometimes at a cost. Roberts just does it more on the MT model, where people can back the project ahead of time. What he's doing is just a GaaS game. It's nothing new, but the ambition behind his project has escalated so high, that he has a lot to deliver on. That said, I do have more faith in him to deliver eventually, than I do in EA/Bioware doing so on Anthem.
They'd make it f2p then offer Javelins as cash shop options costing $100+ each
Why SC is a scam? Explain, please. I have never seen more transparent crowd funding campaign so it always surprises me when people say that but maybe I don't know the whole picture. Did something happened?
He’d turn the game into the most expensive Kickstarter of all time?
He'd drop it into early access, and make you wait years before it releases.
I really don't think this guy is in any position to be dishing out advice. About anything. Star Citizen has been knocking around since 2011 and despite a massive amount of money being spent on it there's no sign of release any time soon. He doesn't know what he's doing or what he's talking about.
he knows exactely what he is doing, releasing the final game is just not what he wants :) He just wants to expand it more and more, while I can undestand that, I also understand that some that are not following it closely are getting a weird impression of it.
I suppose if you look at it from a business point of view then it's true that he's doing fantastically and we could all learn from it. I wouldn't take any advice from him on anything artistic or creative but no doubt he knows how to make money.
need to listen
Anthem is still in Early Access so it and Star Citizen might have more in common than they realize.
Maybe release your game first?
Ea probably asking for more tips on how to scam and squeeze every penny out of their customers. No one better to teach them but chris roberts.
This has to be satire😅 But lets be real, ea would probably love to hire the guy or atleast copy his business model, because he knows how to make people pay millions and millions for a game that will always be in early access. That's exactly how they try to do it, but don't succeed YET.
Scam Citzen director lol He should worry about his own game, because I don't see it ever releasing.
Make a kickstarter to fund Anthem x10 even though it is already funded.
Advice is a little odd coming from this man.
"Part of the problem is that Anthem comes with the EA penalty so people are predisposed to hate on it because they feel EA messes everything up." Exactly. The game is really good. It launched with issues but the insane amount of hate has been completely nonsensical. Just look at this comments section too. You can see how 90% of the haters are just flat out idiots that literally don't pay any attention to any kind of detail or even read more than a headline.
I don't think I've ever watched such BORING gaming as i have whenever i watched someone stand on a ship talking about nothing, or just flying around in dead space. I've watched combat and thought it was 2010. especially the FX. Star Citizen looks beautiful. too bad it's just a empty shell of a game.
Maybe greedy EA should listen to Chris Roberts. They can just take money from customers and not actually release their games.
Mfr has has been charging for a beta for 5 years and he wants to give advice lol
Worry about your own game Mr.Roberts. I'm assuming you did not forget how you wasted millions of crowdfunded money on your own mismanagement.
Anthem is garbage...but at least it got released...more than I can say for Chris Roberts money stealing scheme
You know you are on N4G too much when you can see a title and know exactly how the comment section is going to react. Article is about one thing, but lets focus on another thing.
"“Star Citizen” Director Chris Roberts knows about creating sci-fi open worlds." He hasn't proven he can do one successfully though. Let's wait until he's done so before giving his opinion much weight.
How about he finish his own game before offering advice to fix others.
His response regarding No Man's Sky's troubled release: "The problem was players' expectations…" His response for the same regarding Anthem: "[it] comes with the EA penalty so people are predisposed to hate on it…" Really?! Blame gamers?! I think the "problem" was both game's developers made many promises that weren't met at release.
Not release it for ages?
Crowd fund it for eternity?
Regarding NMS: "The problem was players' expectations were so far beyond that. They imagined all this extra stuff." Don't blame the fans for that, in numerous interviews Sean promised content and features that were not in the final product. It's great how much that game has improved, but they were wrong to lie about the final product plain and simple. as for Chris Roberts.. He should finish his game before passing judgement. Having played the Alpha a few times myself I am still of the opinion that Start Citizen is going to end up just like Anthem. A game with a lot of ambition that can't deliver on any of it. I hope I'm wrong.
He would make it Early Access and keep it that way for years.
he wouldn't have released the game in the first place. what an idiot.
Delete it. There, fixed.
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