Today Cloud Imperium Games revealed another new ship coming down the line to the growing space simulator Star Citizen.
Who the hell are these people that keep donating to this. Crazy there’s that big of a market for it
At this point and at the rate the money just keeps coming in, it looks more and more like a money laundering machine.
You got to be right, doesn’t make sense otherwise
Most of the people funding this are the people playing Star citizen, that should be pretty obvious. That should also tell you that even in alpha it's an awesome " game ". Yes they charge a shit ton for many ships (that's how they get most funding), but you can also join and play for less then $100usd and buy ships with in game currency. The public hasn't been blindly funding SC for 10 years, that would be insane. Do some research , watch some YouTube game play videos and you might find out why people "still playing and buying into " SC. Bring on the down votes
I very sure the hate stems from them promising a game ten years ago. They have never released the single player part of the game either. Which was all part of the original go fund me post. Again, now over ten years ago.
I have looked at many game play videos of this game over the years, and every time I wonder what it is I am actually looking at. It just feels like a whole load of nothing, like everything is some sort of glorified tech demo.
Having seen it played first hand over a period of 6 years and tried it a few times as a housemate at uni had it and donated multiple times I can tell you it played like unfinished poop and there was very little in the way of any game structure or real progression that didn't require you to oay a fortune and even when you had new ships what you could do with them was so limited. The game has managed todo nothing that many other games have not done variations of and been finished products in the same time span. Ita also not delivered on most if the core offerings it was originally meant to deliver on . The comment above about moneyblaundering is correct tbh.
didn't they just announce the 406mil figure like last week?? a week later, and they already got 4mil more?? like HOW?? if we divide 400mil for 10 years, that's 40mil a year and roughly 770k per week! 4mil is so far away from the average there is like no logical way of thinking that this is a legit crowdfunding! is nobody investigating this scam??
People sure are stupid funding this scam. I remember this pc messiah from begining of ps4 gen and its still going and making money out of dumb pc players
You have such a hate boner for pc gaming. You make it seem like everybody that plays on pc is funding this game. Most people that play on pc don't even play the game.
Obviously not everyone is but far too many idiots are.
10 years in alpha lol
This year Star Citizen had over 750,000 players so whats the £/$ per person whos donated ? Is it just 1million players who are millionaires donating ?
Maybe it's a digital Los Pollos Hermanos :p Although I think they had 3m Backers so an average of over 100USD per person. The thing is that there are some whales that donated over 10K. Some guys even 30K and they are not necessarily rich.
If you can afford to spend $30k on a "game" that's been in alpha for a decade I think you can be considered rich by the majority of standards lol
@welshy who said they can actually afford it?
I'm lucky enough to say I have a lot of disposable income. Dropping 30k on a game you better as hell be damn rich. I'm paying off most of a new car with that . If I ever spent that on any one game, I want to he neutered and sent to a psych ward, because something is broken inside me.
What a disgraceful scam this is
In the past, I've described this game as a scam, which I now believe it's inappropriate. A scam would be "give us money and we run out the backdoor, providing nothing" which is not the case here. They're providing something. Now, is what you get totally disproportionate to the money you dump into it? Oh, severely. But at the end of the day, people are putting money into this project because they believe in it. Sadly, this creates a perverse incentive to never release a finished product, but people are able to play it, buy outrageously expensive ships, and continue to back it. I think people backing this feverishly are hoping for a VR modification to basically have their own Elysium. Just my thinking. Anyway, live and let live, I suppose.
So a gtx 980 is good enough even though someone paid for a rtx 3080? I guess its not a scam as long as you get something.
Sunk-cost fallacy: the videogame
It really is. I know many ppl who play this game and sometimes i log in to fool around, coz i have the starter pledge for it. And wow in chat, some dude said he was 50 yrs old when he pledged in 2012 and now he's almost 60 and no release. There are lot of older people playing the game and many seem to have paid large amounts of money. In game chat is ppl getting excited about buying a 500$ ship if not the 850$ package or 1200$ deal. Its ridiculous. Also this clearly looks like its going to be pay to win. There is no way a regular player paying 60$ can catch up to ppl spending thousands, coz the in game costs of ships are quite a bit and can take a long time to catch up.
It will absolutely be pay-to-win.
Wasn't this at 400 million a few days ago? How could they still be funding this much so far in?
Psa: It's a month away to 2022 and still no squadron 42 in sight. Lmao!
They will celebrate the 10 year no-release anniversary.
Games a scam. U have to buy insurance or file a claim on a ship in a game you already payed for. You would think that alone would piss people off
No you don't.
What happens when u wreck your ship then? I went to the website and it says if you buy the $50 version you get 20 something months of free insurance
It is true. If you crash your ship, you will have to file a claim in game and wait for 15 min, some less some more depending on ship size. Right now the insurance thing isnt fully working but the claim time ssystem exists. Also right now if you crash or die, which the game will make sure you do. You will lose all your gear. The elevator, the ship ramps, any stairs in the game, a piece of rock just sitting there. Anything can kill you any time. Its just stupid. You will die for logging in. The bed you log in to can kill you as well by waking you up outside the building. All of this will happen very very often and you will always see the chat full of bugs complaints. Its and alpha and it will be like this for long time, im guessing. It takes hours to do anything. Its for retired people im guessing.
Claiming ships works based on distance. Never waited for a ship that long, 15 minutes is exaggerated. I get the game is in alpha and people are shocked by the amount of money it's generating, I am too and its far from perfect. There's legit stuff to complain about, no need to make stuff up or exaggerate.
@Adrian_v01 Lol dont make stuff up yourself. I am playing this now. Connie Andromeda is 14 minutes minimim Bigger ships even more. Rental ships can go into hours. Don't spread bs
As long as the game is in testing insurance doesn't expire. Once that is over you will pay insurance with IN GAME Money, you know, the same way you do in other space sim games like Elite dangerous for example. Maybe stop criticizing games when you haven't even played them or don't know how the mechanics work.
An Exploration Ship? Will it be sent to discover the game's release date?
We will surely get another update when it hits $411 million
Another advertisement for this never ending demo game
Can't help but wonder, what incentive do they have to ever release the game when people keep forking over millions? It's like an MMO in beta, but rather than charge a subscription, they demand millions for the mere distant promise of a full release. Do people really believe in this? Or is it one of those cases where they have to keep shoveling over money to justify crazy financial commitment they've gotten themselves into? Remember when we were told that this game was so advanced that the idea of it running on console was crazy? Seems a bit quaint when you look at it now.
They will never release. There is zero incentive to release it. They are alread getting money for making ships and selling an alpha. There is even a subscription ssystem with perks, mmo style/. As long as they keep making this money , then its already a fully financially sustainable mmo. Just an extremely buggy one./
United States will be completely off Fossil Fuel before this game is finally done .
Simulation theories are starting to seem plausible now. If they are right, Heaven and Hell are absolutely real. I can't believe this game raised that much money!
How is this con still going?? At this point, I respect the hustle.
Where is the money going?
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