NasWulf wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 08:21:
but you're speculating as truth. Instead of saying something like, I don't know how they are going to do such in such with less funds then say Destiny .... but instead you say ... they absolutely will not finish because ...
it's an opinion not grounded with facts
Sure, it's an opinion - a judgement call, if you will. An extrapolation from known facts based on my knowledge and experience.
Fact: SC is much more ambitious than Destiny and they have a smaller budget. It's much more ambitious than KOTOR, and they have a smaller budget.
That in itself doesn't mean they couldn't pull off something amazing. But for that to happen, they would need to be absolutely NAILING their scheduling, development planning - making clever and efficient decisions to eke the most out of the funds they have.
Yet when we compare SC to E:D, we see that they are thrashing around on fire, as measured both by progress achieved per dollar and by their own documented wastefulness.
Or look at it this way: it is, to my mind, beyond doubt that if you took whatever money SC has left and gave it to E:D, right now, you would end up with a better, more fully-featured game in a shorter time-frame. And that's true whether they have $1m or $100m. Doesn't that ring true to you, too? What does SC actually have, right now, that couldn't be added to Elite much more easily and cheaply than bringing SC up to speed?This comment was edited on Oct 17, 2016, 09:19.