Peeeling wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 10:08:
... with less money ...
Battlefield 4 cost $100 million to make, so you could assume BF1 took about the same if not a little less since they are re-using the same engine with newer updates.
Starwars the Old Republic was the highest rated cost to develop (MMO of its time) and was between $150 million and $200 million
Blizzard disclosed that the cost of four years of post-launch
upkeep on the blockbuster MMO was $200 million but took 4.5 years to develop and cost $63,000,000 .. sooo to say CIG has less money that what wow took to develop is another falsehood. I know shocking right?
If this project takes another 4 years to DEV and fund raising falls to nothing then you might have a argument about their money running out, but as is .. parts of the game are out, more systems/gameplay is coming, SQ42 (late as hell, I know shocking to see a release date slip in the gaming industry) is coming in 6 - 8 months, money is STILL
flowing into their coffers ... so on ..
its the same ole arguments ... you/or no one here including myself has a clue on CIGs financial situation other than the fund raiser counter on the web site. You don't know about the brand deals (Saitek HOTAS), side deals, private deals .. etc.
I know your current argument is that they are wasting money retooling things, but a lot of that is part of the DEV cycle and is going to help them in the long run to bring those 100+ systems with better tools (the part that showed off the in-game editor shows that). I know you would be PISSED if they launched the game say this year before they retooled their ship pipeline and you got the ship you paided for, then in 6 months when they are doing reworks/retools or we'll call it DLC and the next set of ships come out and look 10x better but you're stuck with your out dated ship ... Remember this is a new company that had to build it's staff and TECH from the ground up and yes you can see Chris is anal on a lot of things ... but to say that they retool everything all the time is going to make them run out of cash is just a guessing game that only the higher ups in CIG know the answer too, and the way they continue to pull in funds (it was mentioned in the presentation around the 55:10 mark, that it was the best day to date in SC for funding) goes to show that they are in it for the long run, retools and everything .......This comment was edited on Oct 12, 2016, 13:18.