Roberts calls b.s. on Star Citizen’s feature creep police

    
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Chris Roberts hasn’t really responded to all of the internet angst surrounding sci-fi virtual world Star Citizen. He’s kinda been busy with, you know, making the game. With his latest letter from the chairman, though, he has some pretty strong words for armchair experts and the feature creep police.

“There are people out there who are going to tell you that this is all a bad thing,” Roberts writes. “That it’s feature creep and we should make a smaller, less impressive game for the sake of having it out more quickly or in order to meet artificial deadlines. Now I’ll answer those claims in one word: Bullshit!”

He goes on to say that Star Citizen matters precisely because of its size and its expanded scope, which he notes was done at the behest of backers who willingly funded all the additional stretch goals. “Is Star Citizen today a bigger goal than I imagined in 2012? Absolutely,” he says. “Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not: it’s the whole damn point.”

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c71clark 
“I think John’s point was that it would be nice to pay money for a game a
be able to log in and play, instead of waiting 3+ years to play.”

That’s why you have Arena Commander. You can play it now, so you don’t have to wait for the finished game. Chris Roberts have said this many times.

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kgptzac 
Richard Quest (CNN) has a great voice that’d fit as a pirate.

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c71clark dorn2 John Wise “… this shift towards “pay now, play later” could easily get out of hand.”
It’ll be the greatest thing to happen to gaming, if it works out.  Freeing us from large game publishing companies and just trying to make a small subset of games that they feel will make money, at that’s that.
Why don’t we just let this one play out, and see how it goes?  If nothing else, its a good experiment at the crossroads of democracy and capitalism.

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Phaserlight Bannex19 “Wishing for something to succeed that you have no agency over is equally a departure from reality as wishing it to fail.”
No its not, not even close.  Its hoping for a change in the gaming landscape that will allow for better games to be made.
If this game is successful, it was be a great victory for us gamers.  Not only because a kick ass game will exist (and a MMO to boot), but because how it was made moves the power away from the publishers, and towards the studio/developers.
Its something we should all want.  Unless you are a major game publishing conglomerate company, then, not so much.

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Phaserlight Bannex19 What nonsense. Of course you wish them to succeed. Only succes is more a personal thing. it will not please everybody probably.

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Bannex19 Wishing for something to succeed that you have no agency over is equally a departure from reality as wishing it to fail.

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Phaserlight Bannex19 Indeed Phaserlight… They underestimate the power of the Dark Side…

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Zennie Even at the expense of someone’s livelihood?

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kgptzac Patrick Stewart.

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Hanthos JimGriffiths Yeah he was Marked the second I put it out there when I posted his intention. Everyone started jumping the kill Smed boat saying they were going to place bounties on him even though he is a nice guy just because of SWG rage. https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/107492/john-smedley-president-of-soe-confirms/p1