Star Citizen - Massive Online First Person Universe

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Star Citizen has crowd funded over $100 million and is a very ambitious title. It is currently in develop and have recently released Alpha 2.0 that includes interplanetary travel and FPS.

I backed this game a while ago because I've always wanted a great open universe space simulator game but did not play it as it was super early. I am going to give a try again this weekend and hopefully get time to post impressions.

Here is some recent footage:



Also, VR support will be coming in future iterations as well. Anyone playing this? What do you think?
 

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The geme looks impressive for sure. But I'm worried about which aspect of the game will get more focus. I don't want the space fighting to be totally awesome but the first person shooting to be totally not awesome.

It certainly has ambition and scope and I really hope it succeeds. But $100 million is a s*** TON of money to be given by your fans. Let's hope it's put to good use and its backers get their money's worth in a timely fashion.

Also, is this a game where you can buy your success? I've heard that some players have spent literal thousands of dollars on powerful ships. How much does that affect progress in the game and your interactions with other players?
 

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The geme looks impressive for sure. But I'm worried about which aspect of the game will get more focus. I don't want the space fighting to be totally awesome but the first person shooting to be totally not awesome.

It certainly has ambition and scope and I really hope it succeeds. But $100 million is a s*** TON of money to be given by your fans. Let's hope it's put to good use and its backers get their money's worth in a timely fashion.

Also, is this a game where you can buy your success? I've heard that some players have spent literal thousands of dollars on powerful ships. How much does that affect progress in the game and your interactions with other players?
As far as I understand it, when the game finally launches you will no longer be able to buy ships with real money. You'll have to earn them in-game like anybody else. If you spend money on the game now you'll get a headstart, but new players will soon catch up.

I do agree with what you said though, about the focus on certain parts of the game. From what I've seen they want to make every part of the game in-depth and detailed. Doesn't matter if it's the space combat or ground combat, or the mining process or simply turning a ships power back on. They're trying to avoid simple point and click stuff, which is cool but creates a kind of crazy amount of work to do.
 

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This game is what I always envisioned a PC only game to accomplish. Visuals and scale, as well as nigh on unlimited freedom! Very awesome. It would be great to see them adopt the FPS control scheme and movement base used in battlefield or something. Then have a totally different set up for when you are flying, etc.

I need a new PC :(
 

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This is like the Crysis of 2015-2016
 

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Please release this for consoles. At $100 million, you can afford to engineer and optimize for them.
 

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The game is in development still but is the best looking game I've ever seen. Alpha 2.0 is just based around one planet with a space station, several satellites that you can get out of your ship to explore and multicrew ships.
There is a lot of fud being spread about the game because of its crowdfunding success imo. I've been a backer since 2013 and have followed the development very closely. The attention to detail is second to none. People say things like "it's taking to long" "it's a scam" "it's vaporware".
Alpha 2.0 has proven to me that this game is on track. Being able to walk around a moving ship with your friends is a real achievement, they have to have a separate instance inside and outside but you can see other players walking aroung their ships from yours.
The Persistent Universe is still 2-3 years from being completed imo but you no what they say about good things.
I could talk all day about this game but here's a recent video uploaded by Frankie on PC. It gives you a good idea of what's available currently, well worth a watch.

 

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I've been looking forward to it but I'll wait until it's finished and build a new PC.
 

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I've been looking forward to it but I'll wait until it's finished and build a new PC.
Definitely the best thing to do. The wait is excruciating, if you can forget about it for a couple of years, you'll come back to find something very very special. I'm trying to do the same.
 

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NEW Gamescom 2017 Demo! Sooo Cool! I love the real time facial capture feature! Man, everything and the kitchen sink is going into this game :D

I really hope this ends up on Console at some point, but I really love that they are doing so much. It's really the first instance where a game in perpetual development is really incorporating new tech.

 

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Please release this for consoles. At $100 million, you can afford to engineer and optimize for them.
On current consoles? The tech isn't there. It would need to be a seriously watered down version.
 

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On current consoles? The tech isn't there. It would need to be a seriously watered down version.
I was thinking One X, but hey, Even pared down, the game would be more fully featured than pretty much any game you could think of.
 

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This game is never coming out. This is gamings biggest scam....
 
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I was thinking One X, but hey, Even pared down, the game would be more fully featured than pretty much any game you could think of.
Pro and X could run it.
 

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The promise the devs are making with this game...if they can really achieve it, then I will not have time to play anything else once it releases. It's in the name, Starcitizen. You'll basically be a citizen of the stars and can do whatever the hell you want to do. Bi-weekly event content to be added by the devs and just overall the most dynamic game ever. This game is a true leap forward for gaming IMO.

But, I've been waiting for Patch 3.0 for ages and still not released. I really do hope they don't mess this up and run out of money or something because I want to Play this game in its final form. From the way things are going it doesn't seem like it's going to be anytime soon, unfortunately.

But overall like I said. A new leap forward in gaming.
 

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Pro and X could run it.
I played alpha for quite a bit. Even if consoles could handle all that graphics, technical details and vastness, I really don't think the game will be coming to consoles ever. Literally almost every single key on your keyboard does something important. I really cannot see how they can bring this to consoles it's just not possible. Too many limitations with the controller for the type of game this is. Chris Roberts also talked about this I believe that it'll always be a PC game through and through.

This game is never coming out. This is gamings biggest scam....
Even tho I have high ass hopes for this game I do fear that it may never come out. I wouldn't say it's a scam tho they are working hard on releasing 3.0 which will be a good slice of what the final game will be like. With this much invested and released it's hard to believe they'll willingly abandon the project. Now if they run out of money or something then maybe.
 

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This thing really seems to be moving along!
It may be taking a while, but I don't see how this looks like a scam. It looks like it's extremely complicated with a ton of moving parts AND incredible levels of detail. It's kinda mind-blowing, really...


 
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This thing really seems to be moving along!
It may be taking a while, but I don't see how this looks like a scam. It looks like it's extremely complicated with a ton of moving parts AND incredible levels of detail. It's kinda mind-blowing, really...



Could we see this as a launch title for next gen?
 

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Everything about this game looks amazing. It just seems like a game that will never reach completion/release.
 

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I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to loot boxes and such, and at times I think the "gamer justice warriors" are over the top, but when something like this happens, I really wonder, where's the outrage? Is it because it is PC only that fewer people care?

When I see people spending 4 and even 5 figures not on a game but on the promise of a game, that's pretty terrifying.

I mean $4500? That's a PS4 pro, X1X and a top tier gaming PC all in one. Probably enough left over for a decent TV/monitor too.
 

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I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to loot boxes and such, and at times I think the "gamer justice warriors" are over the top, but when something like this happens, I really wonder, where's the outrage? Is it because it is PC only that fewer people care?

When I see people spending 4 and even 5 figures not on a game but on the promise of a game, that's pretty terrifying.

I mean $4500? That's a PS4 pro, X1X and a top tier gaming PC all in one. Probably enough left over for a decent TV/monitor too.
They knew what they were getting into. That dev team has some serious talent and they gotta get paid to build the game. It makes no sense at all to drop that kinda money. It's of an unheard of scope, and its progress is steady. If it stagnated and the dev stopped communicating and it wasn't obvious they were working thats one thing.
 

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They knew what they were getting into. That dev team has some serious talent and they gotta get paid to build the game. It makes no sense at all to drop that kinda money. It's of an unheard of scope, and its progress is steady. If it stagnated and the dev stopped communicating and it wasn't obvious they were working thats one thing.
Admittedly I only follow this casually so maybe I don't have all the facts, but the sheer numbers pop out at me more than anything else. 5 grand? For a video game? That just seems crazy to me (and I spend a lot of money on this hobby).
 

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People will probably still be backing this game 10 years after it was announced and they still won’t have anything to show for it.
 

Frozpot

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Admittedly I only follow this casually so maybe I don't have all the facts, but the sheer numbers pop out at me more than anything else. 5 grand? For a video game? That just seems crazy to me (and I spend a lot of money on this hobby).
Yeah, that's a lot. The guy made like 61 separate pledges/payments over the years. Kinda kills your narrative that they changed the game from what you originally paid in for. He also made payments after the return policy change.

I get the feature creep thing on one hand, but there is a part of me that wants them to make this crazy space/life sim thing.
 

Frozpot

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People will probably still be backing this game 10 years after it was announced and they still won’t have anything to show for it.
They do have plenty to show for it. It's not like they haven't done a ton of very high level stuff. Backers even get to play it as it develops. It's pretty experimental, and that's what is so intriguing...
 

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They do have plenty to show for it. It's not like they haven't done a ton of very high level stuff. Backers even get to play it as it develops. It's pretty experimental, and that's what is so intriguing...
They haven't deliver on their initial promise and they keep saying they will add more. I'm glad I didn't back them personally. I'm not saying they are trying to con people. I'm just questioning if theyll actually deliver in the end.
 

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They haven't deliver on their initial promise and they keep saying they will add more. I'm glad I didn't back them personally. I'm not saying they are trying to con people. I'm just questioning if theyll actually deliver in the end.
I agree. I don't think this is a scam, but I do think ambition and inevitable scope creep could get the better of their end product.