Derek Smart says Star Citizen, ‘as has been pitched, will never get made’

    
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No top guns here.

The most polite possible way to describe Derek Smart is “contentious.” He’s indisputably worked on several games of huge scope without great reception. But he’s also in a unique position to evaluate the ambition behind Star Citizen due to the scope of those projects, and in a recent essay he states in no uncertain terms that he doesn’t believe the game will ever be made as it is currently being sold.

Without disrespect to anyone, I’m just going to say it: it is my opinion that, this game, as has been pitched, will never get made. Ever. There isn’t a single publisher or developer on this planet who could build this game as pitched, let alone for anything less than $150 million. The original vision which I backed in 2012? Yes, that was totally doable. This new vision? Not a chance. The technical scope of this game surpasses GTAV, not to mention the likes of Halo. Do you have any idea what those games cost to make and how long they took? Do you know how many games which cost $50 million to make took almost five years to release? And they were nowhere in scope as Star Citizen?

Smart outlines his own struggles in making the game, what he has seen from the game’s development cycle as a backer, and what he believes to be fundamental incompatibilities between the stated design goals and the realistic scope of what can be delivered. It’s a lengthy read, but whether you’re a fan of Star Citizen or not, it’s worth examining in depth.

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bakcground
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bakcground

hi, it’s the of February 2016 and Star Citizen has just published PTU 2.2e and is patched, ready to go live mini-PU 2.2 soonish and as things stand, PTU 2.3 will be out near the end of March 2016 and Star Citizen will continue to be publish with it’s up dates and playable, continually amazing the players each month, hmmm

JamesBrand1
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JamesBrand1

dsmart3000ad screecwe so care to explain how it is that after 30yrs and however many millions of dollars you claim to have spent you have yet to deliver a single functioning game of any quality whatsoever and no Derek you havent made 15 games, you have failed to deliver the same broken buggy game that nobody plays except you,your employees that you never pay and you numerous multiple personalities.

Your current wife is a shrink right ? you might want to ask her to perscribe you stronger meds since clearly you cant differentiate between reality and the fantasy that your a gamedev with talent and that people like you.

JamesBrand1
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JamesBrand1

Yep all of with half a braincell or more knew Smart was talking out of his ass from day one, all one has to do is look at his track record of making big claims never delivering on them and then blaming somebody else for his screwup :-)

Makes me question the intelligence or lack thereof of any fool that gives Smart the time of day but then that “internet journalism” for you these days.

isotope131
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isotope131

Soow, here we are now… YT and Twitch are overflowing with SC footage of everything Mr Derek Karefa Smart said wasn’t technically possible and would never be delivered. We can start to measure in 64bit astronomical units how wrong he is. Time is painting you in a corner, Derek. Let’s see how you’ll spin yourself out of it this time. ;)

JamesBrand1
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JamesBrand1

dsmart3000ad Vikingr Styopa Newsflash Mr Smart you are neither a backer or a game developer or even a human being your a talentless hack that if you were on fire most people wouldn’t piss on to douse the flames.

You might want to speak to that shrink wife of yours,You need stronger meds also get your daughter checked brainless stupidity and paranoid delusions are hereditary I here

JamesBrand1
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JamesBrand1

dsmart3000ad screecwe Cough Line of Defense Cough after 5yrs of” Development” you have a menu that looks like a reject of a SNES games and some cheesy 8bit music and that’s it 

there is enough horseshit coming out of your mouth alone to start a manure factory Mr Dip Shit

dexxteriouss
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dexxteriouss

This game is not released yet.

The real money starts coming in when the game is released.
How many people pre-ordered GTA V? probably not as many as will buy the game on release.

malind3
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malind3

dsmart3000ad screecwe

Yep definitely a crappy game like LOD that nobody will play.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

MikedotFoster LOL Mike u nailed this one.:)

Gylnne
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Gylnne

gijsdrevel You are correct Derek  cannot handle criticism, his past response to gamers in many forums proves this.