Line of Defense’s Derek Smart has made it quite clear what he thinks about Star Citizen and its creator, Chris Roberts, by calling for Roberts’ resignation and an audit of the crowdfunded title. But what does Roberts think of Smart? Not much as it turns out.
“I don’t know what to say, other than, if someone spent so much energy focusing on their own stuff, maybe people would like their own stuff better,” Roberts said in an interview with PCGames N at Gamescom. “I don’t particularly pay much attention to him because it seems like the more people pay attention to him… I think at the end of the day the game is gonna speak for itself, the content speaks for itself. There’s plenty of people who say, y’know, you can’t do certain things and I don’t listen to them. Especially, y’know, I mean, you have to listen to people who have actually been able to do stuff and that you respect. That’s not the case [here].”
Roberts went on to dismiss internet “keyboard warriors” and “sensationalists,” saying that he is pleased with the range and quality of what’s being made in Star Citizen. “I’m pretty confident that [none of the backers want] some small limited-scope game,” he commented. “And the only person who probably would want that is someone who doesn’t want to have a game that’s significantly better than the one they’re making.”