Kosumo wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 15:22:
Star Citizen bets then all thought. $35+ million and its gameplay is just walking around a hangar. With peoples buying internet ships for hundreds of dollars just to have in their hangar. Totally the future of gaming!
The difference is star citizen is a game in a genre AAA publishers abandoned and that gamers miss. It's calculated risk, i.e. people are buying things to fund a game in a genre that wouldn't otherwise exist. They knew the risks going in so whatever SC turns out like, they'll have to own their decisions.