Star Citizen’s sound designer weighs in on sound in space

    
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In space, no one can hear you scream. Or yell, or fart, or blow up another ship. Sound doesn’t travel well in a vacuum, opting instead to not travel at all. This provides a bit of a dilemma for the Star Citizen developers, since having sound in space is dramatic and satisfying, but it’s also complete bunk in terms of actual science.

Sound designer Luke Hatton weighed in on this on the official forums, explaining that players will hear sounds from space, but they will be synthesized sounds from the computer of the ship, which will cut off when your ship takes enough damage. So you still get your dramatic sounds of ship destruction, but mostly because your onboard computer knows you want to hear it.

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schlag sweetleaf Vikingr manzes Hahaahaahah! Brendan Drain (@http://twitter.com/nyphur)… if you still on Massively, you heard the fan… cof cof.. boys.
But I would not be so worried about the need to eat such hat. We all know why.

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Vikingr manzes maybe this hat will be available for consumption…

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rioinsignia 
He’ll probably come up with something about how its crappy without really explaining how or why.
He will quote and/or link to the first article that writes anything at all negative about the game, take it completely out of context and make mountains out of a tiny pebble.
He will even try to deny having said it at all, and when shown that he actually did say it, he will make claims about how it was not what he was actually saying or twist it to suit his perspective.

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@Vikingr Agreed.  By  saying he’ll eat a hat IF everyone is happy and it releases without a hitch, he’s already set SC and impossible goal to meet.
But given that the majority of MMO’s launch with some form of issue, and have a small percentage of people who aren’t happy, that doesn’t mean they are “failures”.  No.  We all know this. However, SC could have 99.99% backers happy and launch flawlessly, but that won’t stop Manzes from trying to make SC sound like a failure though.
The fact is, his pride and arrogance will never allow him to admit he was ever wrong….on anything.

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manzes
“If Star Citizen releases without a hitch, becomes the biggest online game in the world and everyone is happy with their pledges, I’ll eat my hat. I don’t own a hat. I’ll eat somebody’s hat.”

We’ll remember that you said that, and I’m sure we can find you an old dusty and sweatty hat to consume when the time comes.

But the problem is that you will twist the result in your way to be a fail, even if it’s a success in most other’s opinion. It’s unavoidable. In this you are like a race horse with blinders – all you can see ahead is the mirage of crash and burn, and you’re running thirsty towards it without seeing other things along the way.

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manzes rioinsignia ” the problem is that it has so many things tied up in its
development that there’s no way whatsoever that it can successfully meet
all of the player expectations.”
I really think you are deliberate over-estimating what people’s expectations are.  Some are more realistic than others.  Regardless of what you might think.
As for the rest of your comment, it’s your opinion.  Which you are entitled to.  That doesn’t mean your predictions will ever be correct though.  Time will tell.
I look forward to seeing you eat a hat though.  That could be good to see :)

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rioinsignia manzes At the price tag this game has racked up, both as a whole and from individual players willing to drop $350 on a ship, there’s a whole lot of anticipation built up for what the title will finally be once it launches. Whether or not it’s good or bad whenever that finally happens isn’t really the point, although I suspect it’s going to be average leaning toward good; the problem is that it has so many things tied up in its development that there’s no way whatsoever that it can successfully meet all of the player expectations. Right now, it’s more idea than actual game. Once reality hits, I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed.

I predict that Star Citizen will crash and burn horribly in the coming years. The insane amount of money that players have invested in the game means that no matter how good it is, it’ll never be worth the price tag of $XXX,000,000 and growing. There are people spending more cash each month on virtual space ships than many pay in rent, and at some point they’re going to realise it was a waste. If Star Citizen releases without a hitch, becomes the biggest online game in the world and everyone is happy with their pledges, I’ll eat my hat. I don’t own a hat. I’ll eat somebody’s hat.

Feel free to use this answer again next December when Star Citizen is still three years from launch.

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BKone Loyheta tae the weaver’s gin ye go!

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Darkwalker75 Yeah, I fell for that one too lol.

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rioinsignia Darkwalker75 
I stand corrected then, didn’t see it was a quote.
Difficult to tell what’s quotes and what’s not due to a proper quote function.