[Dec 23, 2013, 10:51 am ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
Letter from the Chairman on the Roberts Space Industries website
another funding milestone for Star Citizen, announcing the space combat game has
now secured $35 million in crowd-sourced scratch. This plateau unlocks the Drake
Herald and they also lay out plans for what will happen if (when?) they surpass
the $37 million threshold and are still conducting voting on their $38 million
stretch goal. Here's part of the post from Chris Roberts which includes thanks
to everyone for supporting the
dogfighting module delay
even though not everyone does:
With your enthusiasm and generosity youíre
allowing the team and I to go beyond the bare minimum we knew we needed to
deliver to make Star Citizen an engrossing experience. As Star Citizen is an
open universe and there are so many possibilities the additional funds allow us
to increase the amount of content available at the start, have more talented
developers working on the various facets in parallel, which will allow us to
have a richer gameplay experience from the beginning and allow us to invest in
some research and development projects to keep Star Citizen ahead of the curve.
Unlike a typical publisher we donít look at this initial funding as bigger
profits Ė we look at as allowing us to deliver more of the dream sooner and
ensure the online infrastructure and support is as full featured as possible,
even during the pre-release period.
I would also like to thank each and every one for your support in my decision to
delay the Dogfighting Module. I know it was disappointing for many people, and
it wasnít a decision that I took lightly but after much deliberation I decided
it was best for the long term health of the project.
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||Re: Star Citizen Passes $35 Million
||Dec 23, 2013, 14:57
harlock wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 14:50:
BadIronTree wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 13:35:
Please read this before you start whining for no good reason ...
i hate it when people judge after a quick look...
yeh but how old are you? because the level of defensiveness on the part of apologists for this is just about hilarious.. crusading forth to defend the honor of this virtuous funding model and so forth - i mean, that kind of oversensitive "HATERS GONNA HATE YALL!!!!" type rhetoric is really common everywhere but in this particular case - yeh, its fucking funny as hell
but whatever, carry on
I've personally seen regular defensiveness, but out of the ordinary amounts of unfounded hate.
ElectricTurtle wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 14:47:
It's really sad that the one time a company goes out of its way to be transparent about development the gamer community shits all over everything like each build should be the finished game. This is what development looks like people... no wonder most companies keep things closed except for a few manicured screenshots and clips.
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