Cloud Imperium Games have another Start Citizen funding milestone on their hands, with an unbelievable $300 million sourced from the community, after a particularly successful week at the end of May 2020.
$4600 ship packs. People who have or will buy theses honestly believe that the game will be finished much less released as a retail product? You have only yourselves to blame.
Seems like they already like what they are getting from the unfinished product. But man 4k is insane for a virtual ingame item...
Crowdfunding is in dire need of some form of regulation. People shouldn't be able to spend this amount of money on virtual items. I know some.of you might get their panties in a bunch just by mentioning the word "regulation" in anything gaming related but common this is getting out of hand. This "whale" phenomenon needs to be stopped before all devs start to deliberately design their games around whale farming.
@UltraNova, The type of people that can drop $4K on a game still in the making are most likely the type of people that can also crash a custom Porsche and immediately buy a new one without batting an eye...
This all feels like money laundering.
It really does. I find it hard to believe that the general public has spent $300 million on this game.
I haven't been up to date with this mmo lately. But I will say normally any crowd funded project can have exclusive rewards to high spending backers. I've seen rewards go for backers that spend anywhere from 15,000 to $45,000. I believe bloodstain ritual also featured rewards for backers of $250,000.
Whether the game launches or not is irrelevant. It's already a more full fledged experience than most games that hit the market. There is an insane amount of content in the current build.
Seems anyone who comments on n4g star citizen articles just have no idea about the game, what's planned, what's been released already, etc
*Over $4000 for an in-game asset!* No one in their right mind should be asking let alone paying for something like that. If the game is ever completed it both will likely never see the amounts of money its making now, and its graphic engine will be ancient. By most counts Elite Dangerous does most of what it can and there are several more similar titles in development. The game was too ambitious for its time, has become surrounded by a cult mentality, and if it ever comes out by the time it does will be other titles that will do what it was promised to do.
this games just live off "whales" and addicts. Just like loot boxes. It's one big scam
$4600 for a ship pack, lol. I could spend that amount of money on an Xbox Series X, PS5, Nintendo Switch and 40-50 games.
And a great 65" OLED TV with HDMI 2.1 and HDR+
And a complete Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround sound system.
I'd spend a bit more and buy a high quality 4K projector. Then I can watch some Space based UHD's, and probably be more impressed.
I do dig what you say about having a high quality projector, but not convinced you'd find a native 4K chip projector with high quality anywhere near $4000 with hdmi 2.1, good HDR10, and one that is bright enough for everyday use.
The one's I've been looking at are around $8-10K, and probably another grand for the screen. They'd be true 4K projectors. Epson has a pixel shifting one that is actually 3 1080 projections which mimic 4K, and it can use a 4K signal to do that which is much cheaper, and pretty well rated. That can be had around $1400-2000 depending on which one you get. Unfortunately, due to the price, regardless of which one I eventually decide to get, I'd definately want to see it in person. Not something I want to have to fuss around with returns and stuff. I've been thinking a 65-76" OLED projector might suffice, but I've been trying to get a more impressive home theater for a while. One thing I really don't know though is how well gaming on the projectors are. I know some can be really good, but I also know that projectors can saturate the colors and pixels, which is fine for movies, but not something you want for games. Best Buy just opened back up, so I may make a trip there soon, but I may just hold out a while until I'm really ready to set all that up properly. I'm not so worried about the brightness...by which I assume you mean can be used in a lit room. My room is dark enough for such things, and most of the few I have seen tend to be bright enough in modestly lit rooms. I'm in no rush. My current LG screen isn't the best. Kind of middle of the road a few years ago. But it gets the job done well enough, and lately, I've been more into better sound quality with my speakers.
Seriously, what is wrong with people?
It's called "capitalism at it's finest..."
Max out my credit card and I can buy 1 ship pack. Sounds incrediblely expensive Rather spend that suing these crooks.
This developer must be rolling in it. Maybe if people stopped funding the game and buying worthless items, the developer would be forced to finally finish it. But because they are still getting money from kickstarters, microtractions, etc., they are taking their sweet time.
They keep changing what they're making. The original crowd funders never even got what they paid for, instead they're getting this constant revision to the thing they brought into. They may be OK with that, I won't judge, but the scope of this game keeps growing every year, and that is usually a good sign of poor direction. Kind of a shame, because I would like to try out this game if it ever releases. I loved Wing Commander, but Roberts seems to be all over the place on what he actually wants to make here.
Thought it was suppose to be EVE meets Wing Commander.
I feel like this is money laundering at this point.
Whoevers bought this... seek help.
The biggest heist in gaming history, until proven otherwise.
I can imagine the community in anguish awaiting completion whilst Devs hit the massage parlours and plenty of spirited drinks...
A sucker is born every minute
Yea... 3 months of house mortgage for a virtual item. Think I will pass on this.
The fallout when this game either gets cancelled or sucks will be hilarious.
The people funding this are the ones who know what's truly important, amirite?
This game has more vanity items than plans to get the shit actually completed. What did you say Todd? That 2019 isn’t going to cut it anymore and you need a 2020? Let’s make up a tier and sell it for 4k. You’ll have that Maserati in no time. It’s honestly like big pharma. There’s money in keeping it going, not in completing it. Same way there’s money in sickness and treatments, not cures.
Game is getting to GTA levels of budget, and that's with the marketing plan for GTA. Can anyone say that the content for the game is anywhere close to GTA levels? Can anyone say that GTA actually has such rediculously priced microtransactions that they claim they need to make to be able to complete the game? The director of this game is doing a piss poor job if he is not able to finish the game with the size of team he has, and the amount of financial resources they brought in. That leads me to believe they're more than happy with the current set up, where they're making more than a lot of games that actually release do, without having to finalize a game. I'd probably buy this game if it released, assuming it was what they said it would be, and so far, most of the content for it seems too encapsulated to call it a cohesive game. Rather it's just some random ideas strung together. It's like releasing different features of a game piece meal.
Lol, suckers...... Listen, yes I'm guessing some day their will be a game. But what was promised years ago has never materialized yet.....world economy must be doing good because somebody out there has money to give away to a developer who's laughing all the way to the bank.
Hey remember this? https://www.youtube.com/wat... Then 2020 came still no sandworm. Lol!
And I bet some of these people will complain if the Xbox series x or ps5 are over $500 at launch.
There'll be cheaper/no disc versions. Though it'll be a time to worry if they offer systems below launch specs.
This straight up is a cult now.
Scam of the decade
I love how angry this game makes people!
I can buy like 50+ full priced Games and a PS5 and accessories for the price of one ship in that game . I’ll pass . I’d play the game if it was 100$ or so for full package but anything over that is too much imo .
I don't get it...
All this funding for a game that looks like a PS3 game
man, this game is more like a cult than anything, surprised suckers support this
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