"We have backers visit the offices all the time, they all come away with the same impression - that the entire team is dedicated to making the best game possible."
No one doubts that they're working on the game. The question is, are they doing it in a sustainable way to accomplish all goals?
That's the crux of the issue, and that's the one CR studiously avoids answering, except in one vague response:
no employee beyond me and a few other key people who are leading Star Citizen would have the appropriate information and overview to make any judgement about the cost of the total project. Secondly, the company uses additional sources of funding such as tax incentives, marketing and product partnerships, but we do not discuss these issues in public for obvious reasons. We always keep a healthy cash reserve and operate our business prudently based on the incoming revenue.
Basically, "Trust me." But we're 3 years in with no game to show. Yes, we have AC, the hanger, and an unfinished ArcCorp to walk around in, but those aren't the game. They're proof of concepts basically, for what the game will be. He's not answering the timeline and delivery questions that need to be answered.
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