Get a recap of Star Citizen’s development journey to date

    
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Star Citizen’s development is already the stuff of legends and bardic tales, and it isn’t even close to being completed yet.

If your memory of the major milestones in the game’s journey is a little fuzzy or you are just now getting on board with the title, then you might want to check out this comprehensive recap of the history of Star Citizen to date. The timeline starts in October 2012 with the game’s crowdfunding campaigns, at which time Chris Roberts projected that Star Citizen would be complete and launched by November 2014. However, the influx of funds and expansion of the game’s feature sheet meant that a lot more development time would be needed, moving the launch date to the end of 2016.

“Obviously, the scope changed,” Roberts said in an interview with Kotaku. “It naturally follows that if you’re going to build a house and then someone says, ‘No, we want you to build a huge castle,’ even if you have a lot more money, it’s going to take more time to build the castle.”

The article notes that some current and former employees claim that Roberts’ ambition has led to “an abnormally high number of features added and scrapped,” including allegedly having to redo player skeleton animations seven times.

One former employee noted that the entire situation is complex and difficult to understand from the outside: “Time is [Cloud Imperium’s] enemy, and it’s hitting them hard because the community is ranting and raving about when the release of the game is coming out, rather than being understanding that this is a whole new experience. I think it’s going to fail multiple times before Chris Roberts and his team of Avengers get it right.”

Source: Kotaku. Thanks, Cotic and GoJammit!
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Observer98
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Observer98

Tagged for future study when the whole Star Citizen saga is finished, one way or another.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Was it? Is it ever? I wish CR had stuck with just making SQ42 only because it would have meant less if this nonsense in a daily basis.

EricCartmanboy
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EricCartmanboy

Looks like MOP doesn’t play along with your little agenda Smartyboy, maybe they are too intellegent and have too much self respect too help you on your desperate crusade for attention. No one’s playing your game buddy. No one ever will.

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LordOfBread dsmart3000ad Vikingr captainzor  Your own games never even saw a hill from the distance.
LOL!

LordOfBread
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LordOfBread

dsmart3000ad Vikingr captainzor It was ALL downhill after Wing Commander? Your own games never even saw a hill from the distance. Who the hell do you think you are, lol. Everyone here can google your game “history”, and it ain´t pretty. Try what you want, you´ll never be able to pull Roberts or any other developer down to your level, not in a million years.

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molineux_revisited 
It’s no surprise you don’t understand what I wrote. I didn’t say what CR said was false, but what Kotaku said he said. You’re not only incapable of analyzing this logic but also dumb enough to argue with an argument that misses by several barn doors.

Vikingr
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Sinaptic 
I didn’t say all Kotaku articles bashed the game. And if you disagree with the proof example I provided then it’s because you don’t like it, not because it’s a false proof. Check for yourself if I’m right or not about it.

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ManastuUtakata
“But I agree, they peeps need rebuttal something more credible than “it’s
only from Kokatu, so just flame douche trash it,” as opposed to
addressing what is within.” 
Did I do that? No, I gave a concrete example.So maybe your comment fits somewhere else to a guy who replied to me. Because now it looks like you agree with him.

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Mydian13 
I didn’t say that. If put it that way there are many Fox News sites out there. Kotaku isn’t alone.

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ElMutharino 
Epic? *snickers*

dsmart got her feelings hurt so she is here lashing out with her fellow trolls.
That is all it is. 
If I knew where she lived I’d be happy to send her the Waaambulance. Just to get her over the hurt hump.