Letter from the Chairman on the Roberts Space
for Star Citizen
with more on these future plans for the
crowdfunded space game. In case any of this makes it seems like the completion
of the project is in sight, he makes a point of dashing those hopes, repeatedly
using the phrases "long term" and "longer term" in setting expectations. Here's
the conclusion, which makes it clear that however long they are saying this will
take, it may still end up taking longer:
It’s a pretty big deal to share
the schedule of our longer term roadmap, but we felt that it would help with
everyone’s visibility on when certain features and content can be expected and
understanding when things take longer or priorities shift due to unforeseen
problems. We would not be here without all of your support and in some ways the
Community is an extension of the development team providing the funding and the
feedback on the huge undertaking we are doing.
No one has ever attempted to build a game as ambitious as Star Citizen and I
doubt any Publisher would have the patience or stamina that it requires to build
something that breaks molds the way Star Citizen does. 3.0 with its Planetary
Tech is a testimony to the power of Crowdfunding and an enthusiastic, empowered
Community. Myself and the team and eternally thankful to be able to build Star
Citizen the right way, being able to take the time to engineer things for the
long term, a way that will allow the universe to flourish for years to come.
Together we are making history.