RedEye9 wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 11:28:
Peeeling wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 11:10:In the history of gaming there has never been an undertaking as large as this with such a big all encompassing scope.
I don't think those who were sold on the hype deserve abuse. For the most part it's been very good hype. However I think apologists who try to gloss over the failure to deliver on promises, and who try to claim - AFAIK with zero industry experience - that this is typical AAA development are doing everyone a disservice at this point.
Not to mention it has fairly open development with the community and is crowd funded.
Some. if not most, of this is uncharted territory.
Nope. Not one iota of it is "uncharted territory." Every single thing CR is promising has been done before. What he is promising is to do them all together
at once. That's what makes him (and his defenders) fools. Because his entire argument is that he can do what no one else has been able to do because... reasons. And that's it! No "because" is forthcoming. No explanation how he is going to accomplish what everyone else in the history of gaming couldn't manage. What is the new technology? What is the new coding practice or development structure? What is the track record and evidence that he can do it? If John Carmack tells me he has come up with a method of rendering scenes with half the overhead I might
believe him (if I don't think about "megatextures" too hard). He's got a track record.
But CR has no track record of technological innovation on this scale. He's got no track record of finding a way to combine all of the disparate features of different games into a seamless whole (*cough* Freelancer *cough*). He has no "magic bullet" to make any of his promises more possible than they were for any other developers. Hell, he doesn't even have EA/COD money (yet) to throw at the game. All he has is "trust me." All he has is "have faith."
This isn't a game. It's a damn cult...