Star Citizen deep-dives the $600 Perseus gunship and its ‘bespoke ammunition’

    
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For players of Star Citizen who have questions about the in-development Perseus gunship but weren’t otherwise sated by the details shared in the last ISC video, then perhaps there are some answers in a recent dedicated Q&A post.

One of the first answers of note is the Perseus is currently only in the concept stages and has not entered any part of the ship production phase at this time. It also points out that the ballistic size 7 turrets will field bespoke ammunition that can change ammo types for flexibility and further notes that the ship’s cargo bay isn’t really meant to carry a Rover so much that it’s capable of doing so — it doesn’t have any sort of dedicated medbay or weapon racks and so isn’t really designed to be an explorer.

Speaking of its role, the ship’s weapons are meant to take on all large size ships, while it can get into trouble if it’s overwhelmed by smaller ordinance since its compliment of turrets is less than a Hammerhead, which is built specifically to take down attacking fighters. Finally, despite concept art seeming to depict as much, the Perseus isn’t really built for ramming; the alluded to image is of the ship flying past wreckage created by its weapons, not its fine Roman nose.

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Wesleypipes77

This game has gone from the great white hope of space sims to one of the most predatory scams ever perpetrated on the gaming community.

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Joe Blobers

Words have a meaning.
Scam can’t be associated as it makes simply zero sense. Even the less educated individual about game development and finance can compare the amount of time and cash required to reach the 5th sequel of Publisher game BF5 vs SC Alpha features packed at a fraction of cost.

Time is not equal to scam but required funds matter depending on starting resources do.
But because you are an expert (/s) you speak for the gaming community right? Indeed the impact of SC backers pledges of few hundred M$ to develop what no Publishers don’t even care about are exponentially way more important to gamer community than the 3 Billions of revenues made by Fornite in a one single year.. to produce skins.

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Oleg Chebeneev

This was one of the best episodes Ive seen. So much stuff covered and things to be excited about

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Oleg Chebeneev

ps/ talking about “Inside StarCitizen” vid

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Roger Melly

Are you excited about Santa Claus coming in a couple of weeks time too ?

This game is about as likely to deliver as Santa himself is likely to deliver presents on Christmas eve.

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Joe Blobers

Santa Claus or not, trees are decorated and full of gifts for those who care to each others.
Like backers do care to present and future backers.

Your sadness won’t make Christmas less brighter Roger… Happy Christmas!

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Roger Melly

I get the feeling by the time Star Citizen releases Elite Dangerous might offer most of the same gameplay features.

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Blazing Coconut

I paid $20 for some kind of ship a long time ago and then set aside the game until it was released. While I’m disappointed it’s not… I also don’t really care how they go about it. I might have felt different if I had ‘invested’ more.

I hope something comes from it but I don’t really ever think about it. Maybe some day there’ll be a “hey we released” maybe not. But then again, I’m also still waiting for City of Titan’s too. So… yeah. At least Crowfall has kind of made it.

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jealouspirate

At a certain point you almost have to admire the shamelessness of this development team, and the fact that it apparently works.

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Bluxwave

this game has turned into exactly the same as shroud of the avatar….

People pay money… the developers will make whatever you want to load into the game…

When its all done its just a shambles game of nothing and random stuff added to the game…

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Joe Blobers

Those two games have nothing in common except there is MMO in description.

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Oleg Chebeneev

And the shitpost of the year award goes to..

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

They keep doing concept ship sales of ships that no one knew about and are redundant and they keep selling out.

The real game is the news cycle surrounding this game that we found along the way.

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Joe Blobers

Explain how a Perseus is redundant with a Polaris, Hammerhead, Idris, Nautilus, MSR, Prospector… There are simply not. Just to put your overall irrelevant remark in perspective :)

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TheDonDude

I like to pretend MOP has an automatic system where they just input the ship name, a couple random ship features, and the dollar amount. Then the website just writes the article for them.

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Bree Royce

It would save our resident Star Citizen fan a lot of research and effort if this were so. :D

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Roger Melly

Fan singular ? Is there only one left ?

Blimey

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Joe Blobers

1 million individual backers, 229.000 on R/SC

How many fans? All of them at different degree of enthusiasm, exhibiting a strong interest to not get another copy/paste game Publishers do deliver every year since two decades.

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Roger Melly

On this website I meant .

As for it having a million backers , millions of people invest in Ponzai schemes and Pyramid schemes each year too. Millions get involved in cults or follow political leaders who brainwash them with lies and get them to believe that reality is fake .

There are millions of naïve people in the world its nothing to be proud of .

I bet a good number of those million that invested in this game are now wondering after 8 years if it will ever release in a polished state. CIG can’t even finish Squadron 42 a comparatively simple project to Star Citizen .

At what point for you personally will you have doubts about the ability of Chris Roberts to deliver a releasable product. 10-15-20-25 years into development ? Even for you Joe there must be a point where you find it unacceptable . I would love for you to put a number on that.

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Joe Blobers

Keep betting and speculating about numbers Roger.

Perfect example is CP2077.
8 years from a well established developer, released in Dec. 2020 to not miss Christmas sales while it clearly need a couple extra quarters to remove glitch and bugs for PC and probably an extra year for various consoles versions.
At least we know CD Projekt will deliver patch and free DLC’s, like they did for the Witcher 3.
It is definitively on my to buy list.

Pretending SQ42 is more simple than SC is your usual over gross simplification.
Two games: same game engine, features, core techs… all from scratch. Complexity is equal for both.
Then come differentiation of SQ42 vs SC: create way more ships (alien and various capital ships), aliens characters, plenty of specific mocap, dialogues and specifics locations.

Delivered when ready.
One extra year and half? Fine.
The price don’t change. Still 45$ based on crowdfunding model: pledge to get the product later on, the product backers do support, that nobody else care to develop.

Edit: just for the fun, here is a CP2077 screen capture. Clearly they managed to handle NPC’s better than SC :)

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flatline4400

Isn’t that what Cloud Imperium does?