Star Citizen Status Report

Here's more on Star Citizen from the recent eighth anniversary of the first announcement of Cloud Imperium's upcoming space game, which has since become two games. Squadron 42: The Briefing Room is a new video that runs well over an hour discussing Squadron 42, the single-player Star Citizen game. There's also a One Community that talks about the incredible support of their funders. And there's a new Letter from the Chairman with a lengthy update on the projects from project leader Chris Roberts (thanks PC Gamer). He evokes Kennedy's iconic We choose to go to the Moon speech, which could be considered ironic, as it took less time after JFK said that to land a man on the moon than it has to get to this point since the Star Citizen announcement. Here's a bit:
We chose to build a game of Star Citizen’s complexity and ambition, not because it is easy, but because it is hard. We are building a game that I, and I dare say all of you, have dreamed about since we first started playing games, a game that I never imagined could be possible due to the economics and technical challenges.

Together, as a community of developers and gamers, we are creating a fully immersive first-person science-fiction universe where you can seamlessly do anything and go anywhere, without compromise. We are building it as a shared communal experience where friends can meet, or new ones can be made; developers and players interact and riff off each other; and geographic boundaries and language barriers fall as the Star Citizen Community plays and bonds, welcoming both old and new pilots alike. If you haven’t yet, take the time to watch today’s newly released “One Community” Video, which conveys the powerful connections and friendships forming in the SC Community every day. It is these connections that bind us all together, not just as gamers, but as people. And in times like these, this is more important than ever.

And like Man in Kennedy’s Moonshot speech, we have achieved a lot already in our quest for the stars; 64bit mathematical precision, allowing our game to have both millimeter detail and billions of kilometer scale, something no other commercial game engine has. Our planet tech allows us to render and simulate entire planets and moons down to the smallest rock or flower. If you can see it, you can travel there! The procedural tools we’ve developed allow our artists to “paint at scale” to create stunning and very specific environments. We can seamlessly transition between different physical simulations like local gravity in spaceship to the zero G of space, to the gravity of a planet rotating on its axis with our Physics Grid technology. The item port system allows us to break functionality into discrete components like power plants, shield generators, life support, doors, seats, thrusters, turrets, guns and many more, allowing systemic behavior in our spaceships, vehicles and environments. Our unified actor rig allows us to have the same animations and details in first and third person allowing for the richest possible multiplayer experience. We can arbitrarily stream in and out the universe around the player in the client or the server with Object Container Streaming, allowing us to only display and simulate the parts of the universe we need to. Our DNA facial tech allows you to blend different scanned human features together realistically to create believable human heads for your in-game character. Our Face-over-IP tech allows you to drive the facial motions of your in-game character as well as put your voice diegetically into the game.

No other game has all this functionality at once, done to the level of fidelity that we deliver.

Along the way we have built a company of over 640 people, split between five studios across four time zones, no small feat when we started with no office, zero employees and a few collaborators eight years ago!
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Oct 14, 2020, 11:04
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Along the way we have built a company of over 640 people, split between five studios across four time zones, no small feat when we started with no office, zero employees and a few collaborators eight years ago!

So... what you're saying is this is a social welfare project? This doesn't matter to anyone other than the people employed at the company.
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Wasn't part of their defense against people suing for refunds that they have already delivered on their promises?

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At this point, the only "status report" anyone has any interest in is when the game goes gold...

Until then, all so called "status reports" from this "game" are just big jokes.
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Unknown wrote on Oct 13, 2020, 10:53:
Wire fraud is a crime in which a person concocts a scheme to defraud or obtain money based on false representation or promises.

I am curious to know for those that have invested both money and time into this game whether they also feel any sense of scheme or false representation otherwise.

I Kissed my $25 (Or was it $35? I can't remember anymore) original pledge for Squadron 42... goodbye... a long long time ago.

I would definitely say that the scope creep does not meet the original pitch, hence a false promise.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 12, 2020, 22:31:
When you make 1 hour 20 minute of video content, and in all that time there is not a single time or date when it releases.. you know you fucked up

They've announced they will release a roadmap at some point which will outline the steps required to initially plan out a sketch of a roadmap. It's only been 8 years, you can't expect them to have it all planned out already, do you?
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What is wire fraud? - Re: Star Citizen Status Report
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Oct 13, 2020, 10:53
 
Wire fraud is a crime in which a person concocts a scheme to defraud or obtain money based on false representation or promises.

I am curious to know for those that have invested both money and time into this game whether they also feel any sense of scheme or false representation otherwise.
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Oct 13, 2020, 09:58
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Are the cult members backers required to get "SCVM" branded on their bodies?
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Oct 13, 2020, 09:46
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Titus wrote on Oct 13, 2020, 03:11:
If anything that rambling self-praise on minutiae trying to obfuscate a lack of real progress reminds me of a very different, far more recent president..

This is the best game ever. I am sure it will be amazing. Better than any of you can imagine but I can because I am sooo smart. Man... Woman... Camera... Space game. I could kiss all of you right now. But this game? A-MA-ZING. Best ever. Trust me.

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If anything that rambling self-praise on minutiae trying to obfuscate a lack of real progress reminds me of a very different, far more recent president..
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 13, 2020, 00:44:
Not sure I have the fortitude to watch an hour long video on SQ42. Maybe TheyAreComing can give us a synopsis, assuming it's any different from the info he gave us a couple of weeks ago.

I skimmed through it. Basically it shows empty corridors, of a single space station. Mostly untextured. No spacecraft in sight. No space flying or combat. It's mostly sad developers forced into talking to each other about a non-existant game. Oh yaeh and then another 3-5 minutes of gameplay talking with a single lone NPC on that very same station and then perusing your locker. All in first person, I mean how cool is that!!!!???

This is what they have to show after all these years? My dead grandmother could come up with this scenario in 5 minutes.
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Chris, Elon Musk WILL put man on the moon again and even on Mars. And I expect the NEXT human being on moon before YOU release a game (or two games, actually) that are finished and contain everything you have promised for 100s of million $$$. You see your hubris there? One just does it, another one just promises.
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Not sure I have the fortitude to watch an hour long video on SQ42. Maybe TheyAreComing can give us a synopsis, assuming it's any different from the info he gave us a couple of weeks ago.
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"He evokes Kennedy's iconic We choose to go to the Moon speech, which could be considered ironic, as it took less time after JFK said that to land a man on the moon than it has to get to this point since the Star Citizen announcement. "

That's gonna leave a mark.
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Ummm...
Oct 12, 2020, 22:45
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No other game has all this functionality at once, done to the level of fidelity that we deliver.

I would argue that there is still no game that has all that functionality...
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When you make 1 hour 20 minute of video content, and in all that time there is not a single time or date when it releases.. you know you fucked up
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Dacron wrote on Oct 12, 2020, 21:24:
We choose to go to the Moon speech, which could be considered ironic, as it took less time after JFK said that to land a man on the moon than it has to get to this point since the Star Citizen announcement.

Ouch.
I skipped over that Blue zinger.
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We choose to go to the Moon speech, which could be considered ironic, as it took less time after JFK said that to land a man on the moon than it has to get to this point since the Star Citizen announcement.

Ouch.
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One cult...
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We'll be lucky if this game is ready for human consumption by its Quinceañera.
Another 3am tweet "No other game has all this functionality at once, done to the level of fidelity that we deliver."
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