Kxmode wrote on Sep 22, 2021, 00:13:VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
In the year of 2021 how hard is it to produce and release a single player space combat game?
That was the original plan, according to Roberts.
"When we first started, we raised $6 million with crowdfunding. That was a lot, but it still wasn't what we were gonna make the game for because we had private investors lined up. At that point, we were thinking of making a much more contained game." Kotaku, August 18, 2015VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
We even had an actual Xwing vs Tie Fighter game in the form of SW: Squadrons, which I admit was pretty lackluster but it actually happened. It was a thing. When do we get our single player game starring Mark Hammill, Gary Oldman and who knows who ... else?
Money came along and
solved all his problemschanged the scope (and likely continues to change the scope because no one tells Mr. Roberts he's wrong).
"There has been some concern about "feature creep" with the additional stretch goals. Typically, the stretch goals fall into two categories; The first is goals that involve features we already have planned or have implemented, but we couldn't create content because of budgetary constraints." Letter from the Chairman: $20 Million!, September 26th, 2013
Essentially, Chris pitched, "I'm making a Wing Commander clone." After he got a ton of money, he said, "I making a Wing Commander clone, and the entire universe the Wing Commander clone exists in."
Rigs wrote on Aug 19, 2021, 17:59:
Ok, Devil's Advocate time...I get the 'ickyness' of the whole situation, I do. I don't agree but I understand the sentiment. My response is that no one is forcing anyone to actually buy these things. If they want to put down a couple grand on a maybe-someday-spaceship, then they have that right. I've always scoffed at the prospect that someone flaming someone else for situations like these is just jealousy but in this case, I'm starting to think it might be true. Who cares what they do with their money?
hypnotic wrote on Aug 3, 2021, 15:18:
There's only 2 reasons I can see why anyone would leave a position like that. 1) Ego is damaged 2) Betterer rewards elsewhere. Is there possibly a 3rd?
Marvin T. Martian wrote on May 21, 2021, 15:48:
Thought I would check the game out. But I saw the price tags and the SP component will be released separately. Good Luck with those prices.
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Mar 16, 2021, 12:28:
When I was single it was really fun to follow the project and travel for events. But now I have a wonderful partner, three lovely children and own my own house. My priorities have changed. I don't live through regret, so wouldn't want to change what has been. Would I spend money on the project now? Nope.
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 16, 2021, 01:28:
I don't have a problem with Roberts at all.
Let him make millions off the idiots that donate. Some people are too stupid to live.
Dev wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 13:04:heroin wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 12:59:Yeah, now hopefully they will take better advantage of the popularity than PUBG did, they didn't do much except tiny changes with it for so long.
The EA game was developed by 5 people. Pretty amazing how it's taken off like it has and looks like they are adding more people to it's development now that is has gained money/following.
jdreyer wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 03:22:McMil wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 01:24:
Single digits on a 3080 would mean you are not very computer savy. Recent updates to the API have further increased framerate, in larger cities I'm getting 30ish FPS with a 1070 on a 2600x. Still, the game is very much not complete, it's still the most impressive one out there though. We'll see amazing changes over the next year as systemic systems are put in place.
I hope you're right. I like the vision and the worldbuilding. It just seems like they want to add All The Stuff instead of solidifying what they have before adding more. Did we really need real time face capture for your avatar and all the bandwidth that requires? Did we really need simulated ice cube physics? Anyway, I want this to be a thing, but at the current pace it's hard to see it finished before I lose my eyesight and my fingers deform into immobile claws due to arthritis.
Out of curiosity, when was the last time you put money into this project?
G.oZ wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 01:33:McMil wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 01:24:
Still, the game is very much not complete, it's still the most impressive one out there though. We'll see amazing changes over the next year as systemic systems are put in place.
Why do I feel I could go back throughout the previous five years and find extremely similar quotes from fans in 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016 ..... starting with some form of "it's pre-alpha/alpha/unfinished" followed by a comment on its "amazing/impressive technology" with a conclusion that "over the next year/with patch x.x you'll see huge improvements as it all comes together"
Dev wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 18:42:
I mean technically it was probably profitable before the first sale... because of the epic exclusive kickback.