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Star Citizen Examined

There's a lengthy article on Kotaku UK called "Inside the Troubled Development of Star Citizen." This is the latest look at development of Cloud Imperium's space game, famed for its record-setting crowdfunding efforts. The article tracks down former developers from the project and discusses the pressing questions of what's taking so long and what are they doing with all that money. One of the answers that keeps coming up is feature creep, and for a bit of equal time, PCGamesN has several quotes from project lead Chris Roberts responding to the points raised. The intro lays out the issues:

Star Citizenís development has been high-profile enough, expensive enough and, yes, troubled enough to spawn a whole ecosystem of theories as to whatís going on at Cloud Imperium Games, from theorising about the projectís technical challenges to wild accusations about whatís happening to the money. Various community scandals have added yet more fuel to the fire, turning Star Citizen into a lightning rod for controversy. The questions I wanted answers to were: what exactly has been happening over the past five years? What are the reasons behind Star Citizenís various delays, and what specific development problems has it encountered? Have things been mismanaged? And, as many Star Citizen backers are now beginning to wonder, can it ever actually be finished?

Chasing this information has not been easy. Thereís a reason that many of the sources in articles like this are usually anonymous: people fear both legal and professional repercussions for speaking out. In the course of contacting over 100 different people while researching Star Citizenís development, I was told by multiple sources that they were worried about legal repercussions if they spoke to the press. Speaking out publicly about a previous employer carries professional peril, too; prospective future employers may see you as a risky hire. Nonetheless, over the course of the year we found that many of the people who had worked on Star Citizen were willing to talk about their experiences, which painted a picture of a development process riven by technical challenges, unrealistic expectations and internal strife.

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