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Chris Roberts Game Countdown?

The Roberts Space Industries Website features a timer counting down the seconds to a point about 30 days hence, and The Starport makes the case that this countdown will culminate in the reveal of a new game from Chris Roberts, as this seems to belong to Cloud Imperium Games, which Roberts' LinkedIn Profile indicates is a new "skunk works company / project" recently launched by the Wing Commander developer. The site speculates this will be something new in the vein of the Wing Commander/Freelancer/Privateer space combat universe, and they have a teaser image to support this. A slight complication is the indication that at one point this timer was to hit zero today, so it's been reset somewhere along the way. Thanks Verno.

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19. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 16:40 Julio
 
Here's my guesses:
-The Wing Commander movie is being released on bluray
-The Wing Commander 2 movie is in development
-We're getting a real sequel to Wing Commander 5
-A space themed FPS game (with no spaceships) is coming

I'd actually look forward to the first three anyways
 
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18. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 16:35 Bosanac
 
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17. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 16:18 nin
 

I noticed when I signed up that the response said something about "the next two years".

So we're in for a little bit of a wait. But I'd rather him take his time and get it right...

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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16. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 16:16 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 16:05:
Aero wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 15:23:
Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up...

Yeah, I tried that...and it's not working!!!!!!


I didn't even bother.
 
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15. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 16:05 nin
 
Aero wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 15:23:
Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up...

Yeah, I tried that...and it's not working!!!!!!

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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14. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 15:59 Burrito of Peace
 
FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
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13. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 15:23 Aero
 
Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up. Not getting my hopes up...  
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12. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 15:20 peteham
 
CythrawL wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 15:02:
Dont get me wrong I loved the Wing commander series and Freelancer, but to say nobody makes them as well as Chris does, No... Not by a mile..
In the context of the last decade or so, you might say nobody makes them at all, though, so it's kinda true

Psyched as hell for this reveal. The last addition to the genre was, what, Darkstar One? X3 always seemed far too heavy on the economics/menu side of things for my taste so never got around to playing any of them..
 
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11. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Sep 10, 2012, 15:02 CythrawL
 
Darks wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 12:54:
Nobody makes Space or Flight sims as good as Chris does. Cant wait to see what hes comng up with.

Space Combat:

I beg to differ, anything Lawrence Holland, and Edward Kilham were miles better (Tie Fighter is still the best IMO)..

Also the original Volition team who worked on Freespace (1 & 2) too..

And if you want full Sim, David Braben (yes might look ugly, but as a Sim, Frontier for the time was still unbelievable.)

Dont get me wrong I loved the Wing commander series and Freelancer, but to say nobody makes them as well as Chris does, No... Not by a mile..
 
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10. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 14:44 Iurand
 
Will this game be available on Origin?  
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9. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 13:56 bullet-worm
 
I wonder what the tie in with Hitchiker's Guide is? The hint question and the binary translation both makes the access code obviously 42...  
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8. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 13:51 Matshock
 
I don't know if I would call the film Wing Commander sophisticated.

But have at it Mr. Roberts, have at it.

PS they don't use film anymore. Or floppy discs, so so many floppy discs. But I digress...
 
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7. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 13:42 nin
 
Byte wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 13:36:
http://robertsspaceindustries.com/letter/

Yoink. Signed up. Thanks!

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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6. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 13:36 Byte
 
http://robertsspaceindustries.com/letter/  
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5. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 12:56 The Half Elf
 
More Privateer/Freelancer? Gimme... GIMME NOW!  
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4. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 12:54 Darks
 
Nobody makes Space or Flight sims as good as Chris does. Cant wait to see what hes comng up with.  
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3. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 12:43 Beamer
 
Woooooo!

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2. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 12:25 Matshock
 
A space action game with cool physics wouldn't suck. A space action game with cool physics where you can get out and fight FPS style would rock.

 
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1. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 12:18 BurntSoul
 
More info I found:

When I use Chrome or Firefox, 3 boxes come up after 15 seconds or so. The last box is looking for a code. It seems like there are elements missing in the boxes, except for the 'code' box. If you don't put a code in and just hit 'GO', you'll get a question mark. That should help you figure out the code. Simple as pie.

If you don't want to play that game, you can just use IE and it will plop you right into the page that is displayed when you entered the code from the other browsers.
 
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