"At that point, Roberts says he “didn’t want to keep doing stretch goals, because you're just making stuff up that isn't core to what you want.” It wasn’t just Roberts who wanted the stretch goals to stop, as Paul Jones (the art director at CIG’s UK studio) told me. “There was one point when the money was going up so fast and the company was continuing with its policy of stretch goals"
going to call bullshit on this. roberts stated himself that this was his chance to build freelancer the way he wanted it. also roberts YOU are the policy maker. you could have stopped at any time but you didnt. they make it sound like "the company" is some sort of AI making decisions out of their control...
"What we're doing with Star Citizen is not that different from what I pitched for Freelancer in terms of the ambition, the scope, and the living universe. It just never got done [back then].”
and we all know why it didnt get done..