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27. Re: Roberts on PC Star Citizen Nov 4, 2012, 10:19 Cutter
Jerykk wrote on Nov 3, 2012, 22:55:
Cram wrote on Nov 3, 2012, 21:55:
Cutter wrote on Nov 3, 2012, 20:57:
So then he's beholden to whoever is giving him the 10 million. How is that a good thing? This is why I said I don't like him doing a KS because he's just using it to prove to a publisher that it's viable, and he really isn't beholden to the KS backers - which he should be. That's why I'm not backing this.

I am/was unaware a major investor may be involved in this way and if this is true I am cancelling my pledge. Gonna read up a bit, if this is the situation I am out.

It's true. However, I'm not really sure what you were expecting. Did you really think Roberts could make the game he's proposing with only $2 million? Hell, even $12 million seems low. I'd be shocked if the finished game has both the multiplayer and single-player components intact.

I don't really see the issue with additional funding sources. If a private investor is willing to finance a PC-exclusive hardcore space sim, what's the problem? That's already more than any big publisher is willing to do. If the game is a success, that might even change.

I do - as do many others - he's only using KS a springboard to find major backers. In short, he knows he can't do the project for whats he's asking and is just trying to prove to a publisher that they should invest in the "real" project. That's not right. That's not what KS is intended for. It's there for you to bring a single project to completion - one that you would otherwise be unable to fund yourself. It's not their to raise some money and say 'Thanks, now I'll go talk to the really important people.' As I've stated before, it may not technically be against the rules but it most definitely goes against the spirit of them. That's just one more in a long list of why he's not to be trusted, much less given crowdsourced money IMO.
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