Star Citizen Free Fly Event

Cloud Imperium Games is celebrating the climax of its month-long Ship Showdown 2951 event for Star Citizen and Squadron 42, the upcoming space games. For the next week, all who desire to can fly any of the four finalist spacecraft:
The Star Citizen Ship Showdown is a month-long celebration of galactic proportions where players around the world vote for their favorite vessels and spacecraft designs in the ‘verse. Players campaign for their favorite ships with original videos, songs, miniature, photos, and more. You can find an archive of the best community creations celebrating their favorite ships, here. The second phase of the event sees 16 of the most popular ships competing in a head-to-head bracket vote.

To celebrate the conclusion of this annual celebration, developer CIG welcomes new players with free access to download and play Star Citizen along with free access to Ship Showdown’s final four ships for both new and existing pilots. Those who have any of the final four ships with the most votes can also look forward to additional prizes including an exclusive in-game skin and leather jacket, while the ultimate winner will also receive a manufacturer-themed in-game backpack.
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Sep 22, 2021, 02:36
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Kosumo wrote on Sep 22, 2021, 01:41:
Chris Roberts lies.
Unabashedly. No one should give him another dime. Let him finish the game on whatever funds he has.

On the brink of running out of money has a way of accelerating projects. Ask Square about their last game project, Final Fantasy, before they thought they'd go out of business. It was, after all, their "last" Fantasy game, or so they thought.

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Kxmode wrote on Sep 22, 2021, 00:13:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
In the year of 2021 how hard is it to produce and release a single player space combat game?

That was the original plan, according to Roberts.

"When we first started, we raised $6 million with crowdfunding. That was a lot, but it still wasn't what we were gonna make the game for because we had private investors lined up. At that point, we were thinking of making a much more contained game." Kotaku, August 18, 2015

VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
We even had an actual Xwing vs Tie Fighter game in the form of SW: Squadrons, which I admit was pretty lackluster but it actually happened. It was a thing. When do we get our single player game starring Mark Hammill, Gary Oldman and who knows who ... else?

Money came along and solved all his problems changed the scope (and likely continues to change the scope because no one tells Mr. Roberts he's wrong).

"There has been some concern about "feature creep" with the additional stretch goals. Typically, the stretch goals fall into two categories; The first is goals that involve features we already have planned or have implemented, but we couldn't create content because of budgetary constraints." Letter from the Chairman: $20 Million!, September 26th, 2013

Essentially, Chris pitched, "I'm making a Wing Commander clone." After he got a ton of money, he said, "I making a Wing Commander clone, and the entire universe the Wing Commander clone exists in."


Chris Roberts lies.
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 Kxmode
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 12:21:
Are we at 10 years yet or is that in about 6 months?
Technically, 11 years if you include the year it took him and the CryTek team to make the Star Citizen Kickstarter trailer.
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Sep 22, 2021, 00:13
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Sep 22, 2021, 00:13
 Kxmode
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
In the year of 2021 how hard is it to produce and release a single player space combat game?

That was the original plan, according to Roberts.

"When we first started, we raised $6 million with crowdfunding. That was a lot, but it still wasn't what we were gonna make the game for because we had private investors lined up. At that point, we were thinking of making a much more contained game." Kotaku, August 18, 2015

VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
We even had an actual Xwing vs Tie Fighter game in the form of SW: Squadrons, which I admit was pretty lackluster but it actually happened. It was a thing. When do we get our single player game starring Mark Hammill, Gary Oldman and who knows who ... else?

Money came along and solved all his problems changed the scope (and likely continues to change the scope because no one tells Mr. Roberts he's wrong).

"There has been some concern about "feature creep" with the additional stretch goals. Typically, the stretch goals fall into two categories; The first is goals that involve features we already have planned or have implemented, but we couldn't create content because of budgetary constraints." Letter from the Chairman: $20 Million!, September 26th, 2013

Essentially, Chris pitched, "I'm making a Wing Commander clone." After he got a ton of money, he said, "I making a Wing Commander clone, and the entire universe the Wing Commander clone exists in."
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 12:21:
Are we at 10 years yet or is that in about 6 months?
Pre-production began in 2010, so we're well over a decade into development. However, we're not yet a decade from the Kickstarter which was back in October 2012.
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Not there yet. The original kickstarter ended in November 2012.
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Are we at 10 years yet or is that in about 6 months?
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El Pit wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:30:
The physics of melting ice cubes in the drinks of the pilots in the cantina has to be done right, you know? And towel physics... Damn, how did games like TIE Fighter even work without correct towel physics?! But now it gets done RIGHT - it just needs some time. And money, Lot of money. And whales believers! TRUE BELIEVERS! WITH LOTS OF MONEY!
I have a couple of low dollar SC ships and have enjoyed playing in a few of the cycles.....but your take is picture perfect. SC probably will never see a final release because of the fanaticism for 'realism' that is driving it. It's over the top and there isn't a system currently available that will be able to achieve what these zealots are looking for. We're probably minimum 10 years away from having the architecture alone to process the level of silliness these people are baying at the moon for.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 20:47:
Why wouldn't it be? As long as the fools continue to throw money at CIG it will continue unabated.

possible typical investor:
Lets pledge a few hundred $$ because this sounds like my perfect game.
1 year later - lets pledge a few hundred more because they are expanding it to be even more perfect
<several years later>
I've pledged a few thousand to this game, need to keep giving money or else my few thousand will be lost....

At $5,000 ... $500 is only 10% more, that might see the game finished!

It's like a never ending pre-order system with added bonuses for each pre-order.
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VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
In the year of 2021 how hard is it to produce and release a single player space combat game? We even had an actual Xwing vs Tie Fighter game in the form of SW: Squadrons, which I admit was pretty lackluster but it actually happened. It was a thing. When do we get our single player game starring Mark Hammill, Gary Oldman and who knows who the fuck else?

I mean its hard when you choose an ancient FPS engine that was never designed to be an MMO or a space combat engine.

It also doesn't help when your creative director/producer is an absolute tool
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What a coincidence, a pile of cow shit also gives away free flies.
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El Pit wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 01:59:
a whale milking machine.

Best description of SC ever.
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VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:23:
In the year of 2021 how hard is it to produce and release a single player space combat game? We even had an actual Xwing vs Tie Fighter game in the form of SW: Squadrons, which I admit was pretty lackluster but it actually happened. It was a thing. When do we get our single player game starring Mark Hammill, Gary Oldman and who knows who the fuck else?
The physics of melting ice cubes in the drinks of the pilots in the cantina has to be done right, you know? And towel physics... Damn, how did games like TIE Fighter even work without correct towel physics?! But now it gets done RIGHT - it just needs some time. And money, Lot of money. And whales believers! TRUE BELIEVERS! WITH LOTS OF MONEY!

Forget it. This will never, ever get finished as promised. Impossible.
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In the year of 2021 how hard is it to produce and release a single player space combat game? We even had an actual Xwing vs Tie Fighter game in the form of SW: Squadrons, which I admit was pretty lackluster but it actually happened. It was a thing. When do we get our single player game starring Mark Hammill, Gary Oldman and who knows who the fuck else?
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"...the upcoming space games"? Mwahahahahahaha... Yeah, sure. The pipedreams that will never, ever be finished as promised. It is and stays a whale milking machine.
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RogueSix wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 00:32:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 22:48:
It really is quite amazing.

IF those numbers were true, yes, but I have huge doubts they are real.
I hear you, but they must be paying those developers somehow.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 22:48:
It really is quite amazing.

IF those numbers were true, yes, but I have huge doubts they are real.
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It really is quite amazing.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 20:47:
Why wouldn't it be? As long as the fools continue to throw money at CIG it will continue unabated.

February: 4,6 million
March: 4,5 million
April: 2,7 million
May: 13,4 million
June: 5,0 million
July: 2,2 million
August: 4,5 million

No one appears to be getting the memo.

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Sep 20, 2021, 21:33
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CIG = Cash Is Good

Also, is 2951 the release date?!
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