Star Citizen – "Incompetence And Mismanagement On A Galactic Scale" – Forbes

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Forbes Magazine discusses the Star Citizen and Squadron 42 project and highlights a number of previous and ongoing problems with development.

Forbes on Star Citizen: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2019/05/01/exclusive-the-saga-of-star-citizen-a-video-game-that-raised-300-millionbut-may-never-be-ready-to-play/#76f9ae85ac96

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tilemacro says:

Squadron 42 will end this argument. One way or another.

A more competent creator with the same vision could maybe cut 1 year of development time, and maybe create it a bit cheaper. Tho its hard to find vision and competency in the same package.

But Star citizen for the first time in a long time is pushing boundaries. The AAA games development has stagnated. New tech is not being developed, all games look similar, third person open world RPG action adventures. AAA companies consider developing a new tech a waste of time. The only other game that gave us something new, tech wise is Elite dangerous. And some small indie titles.

Pushing bountries means some times tech doesnt work and you have to backtrack. Its not efficient. But pushing bountries never is.

3.5 is free till 8th of may. If you plan to try it install in SSD. If you dont have SSD dont bother downloading it. You will have a very bad exprerience.

Joseph Schwab says:

The way a "city planet" is portrayed ,I feel would be highly inaccurate. With the overwhelming smog, no civilization would be able to survive. If the planet was capable of developing the entire surface, then a way to recycle and manage waste would be imperative. I feel that huge "air scrubbers" would be employed and the air quality would be damn near perfect.

ZFPAkula says:

Yet another Chris Roberts clusterfuk. That's Star Citizen in a nutshell.

Jarryd Watts says:

I've been saying what that article says for at least 3 or 4 years. RSI needs to pull their shit together. I was a backer too. And over the years, Ive gotten more and more impatient while waiting for the games completion and the release of Squad42. Granted the quality of what is being released is of a rare quality in todays gaming world, but the rate of progress is not in line with that quality.
SC has pretty much become a cliche on "Hurry the fuck up already". My general feeling is that SC will be a game funded by one generation, only to be enjoyed by the next.
On the plus side, original backers will probably be suffering from dementia by the time the game hits beta and we will all have forgotten all about it anyway.

Jarryd Watts says:

I've been saying what that article says for at least 3 or 4 years. RSI needs to pull their shit together. I was a backer too. And over the years, Ive gotten more and more impatient while waiting for the games completion and the release of Squad42. Granted the quality of what is being released is of a rare quality in todays gaming world, but the rate of progress is not in line with that quality.
SC has pretty much become a cliche on "Hurry the fuck up already". My general feeling is that SC will be a game funded by one generation, only to be enjoyed by the next.
On the plus side, original backers will probably be suffering from dementia by the time the game hits beta and we will all have forgotten all about it anyway.

Jarryd Watts says:

I've been saying what that article says for at least 3 or 4 years. RSI needs to pull their shit together. I was a backer too. And over the years, Ive gotten more and more impatient while waiting for the games completion and the release of Squad42. Granted the quality of what is being released is of a rare quality in todays gaming world, but the rate of progress is not in line with that quality.
SC has pretty much become a cliche on "Hurry the fuck up already". My general feeling is that SC will be a game funded by one generation, only to be enjoyed by the next.
On the plus side, original backers will probably be suffering from dementia by the time the game hits beta and we will all have forgotten all about it anyway.

Jarryd Watts says:

I've been saying what that article says for at least 3 or 4 years. RSI needs to pull their shit together. I was a backer too. And over the years, Ive gotten more and more impatient while waiting for the games completion and the release of Squad42. Granted the quality of what is being released is of a rare quality in todays gaming world, but the rate of progress is not in line with that quality.
SC has pretty much become a cliche on "Hurry the fuck up already". My general feeling is that SC will be a game funded by one generation, only to be enjoyed by the next.
On the plus side, original backers will probably be suffering from dementia by the time the game hits beta and we will all have forgotten all about it anyway.

Wanderer628 says:

This ——> https://youtu.be/vD0Dyz4XQHs?t=1202 Will pretty much be people in five years when we're here and the game still hasn't released…

Merman the mergod says:

Fear not ObsidianAnt, from what I've been reading in elite dangerous they are slowly attempting to expand their game to a level star citizen is at in their roadmap, supposed to be a big update in 2020.

J. Vinton says:

Elite is live and in my system, Star Citizen is a pipe dream built on the hopes of backer funding. I don’t wait for pipe dreams.

kidprettykool1 says:

Was I've said before, the technologies needed for this kind of game to be possible either don't yet exist or are in their infancy.

It's unfortunate but games like Star Citizen, NMS, and Elite are laying the groundwork for this kind of game to prosper. If nothing else, they've proven that there is a market for this type of game.

Vonatar says:

I think the point about crowdfunding being unregulated is the point. Ultimately Cloud Imperium are answerable to no one and can freely waste money in a way almost no other company can. Any project without budgets or deadlines is bound to be disastrous. I hope they get out something decent and playable but I’m glad I never gave them a penny.

EmeraldView says:

It looks amazing. Will be a great game in 10 years.

SkyeWolf says:

Gotta say they don't really sell you ships, they gift you the ship as a tiered backer reward for how much you pledge. Having lots of ships gives you the choice of what reward you wish to get in exchange. After buying a starter pack you don't need to spend any more money if you don't want to, you can earn and buy ships in game now, with in-game ship rentals coming next quarter. There are plenty of missions and ways to earn the currency to get new ships easily, even after the quarterly server wipes. Wipes which will end in the not to distant future. The road map is looking great and this alpha is slowly looking more and more like a real game. I for one am glad they didn't end the project back a few years ago in which planet tech only allowed for 2-3 skyboxed landing zones. The scope changed yes that is problematic for those wanting a finished product already, but for now as a 2015 backer I am pleased with the advances, progress, and roadmap set forth.

Nelson Rodriguez says:

Prediction:

Stadia will save Star Citizen

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