Star Citizen Creator Wants it “To be The Best Thing I’ve Ever Played”

Chris Roberts also talks about how such a project wouldn’t have possible via traditional publishing.

Posted By | On 05th, Aug. 2014 Under News


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Cloud Imperium Games’ Star Citizen continues to march forward in crowd-funding as it was recently announced that the space sim garnered more than $49 million in funds till date. Speaking to The Verge, creator and industry legend Chris Roberts talks about how such a thing wouldn’t have been possible with normal publishers.

“If I had gone up to any publisher and said, ‘Hey, will you give me $50 million to do a space sim on PC only?’ everyone would say, ‘Get out of here.’ But we’re in a situation where we’re getting to do that.

“The biggest amount of pressure comes from myself. I can see this game. I’ve got a very clear picture of what I want it to be, and I get frustrated when we’re not moving as quickly as I want us to move. I want it to be the best thing I’ve ever played.”

Though there are similar games like Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky on the horizon, Roberts believes star Star Citizen will stand out from the pack. “For me, it’s all about feeling like I’m in the world. There’s an attention to detail you need to suspend that disbelief and for me that is the motto of Star Citizen. We’re going for that extra level of detail, so there’s a real tactile sense to your environment. It feels like it’s lived in.”

Star Citizen is currently slated for release in 2015. Are you looking forward to it? If so, let us know below.


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  • Psionicinversion

    i honestly dont think a 780 is going be enough for this game more like a 980 hahaha

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    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      at this rate that’s a given. wonder how many people will fry their rigs trying to run this the first time haha but seriously the graphical push and all the aesthetics that Chris Roberts are going for is no joke.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah and like you know most MMO’s have there gfx set and its like that for liek 5 or 10 years? not going happen in SC constant graphical upgrades when new technology comes in. its going to OWN hahah my i7 950 12GB will still be good enough till i upgrade end of 2016 just need a new GPU, might hold off as long a possible so not wasting my money. So everytime the graphocs get upgrade, if its on consoles there gfx settings get downgraded lmao…. powerful my @$$

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      yeah exactly they may have one of those deals where you buy the GPU and get the game free but I highly doubt it. and yeah I suppose that’s the cycle of things. PC can never be too powerful since it’s always evolving which means the parts will always be there. speaking of which, I plan to get a gaming laptop. Currently I just don’t have the time at all to be building my own rig so far now I think I’ll just do that and then when I have more free time on my hands, I’ll get right to it.

    • Psionicinversion

      No i dont think thatll happen unless nvidia do it. AMD wont but its not alot of money considering its planned to be free for the lifetime of the game.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Oh really ok then

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah AMD have never really offered any brand new game worth mentioning, they offered thief and murdered soul but both of them where flops. nvidia seems to give out games ppl actually want

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      I guess they’re trying to rectify that by being the main setup for Star Citizen

    • Psionicinversion

      hahaha nooo star citizen will be completely platform agnostic. AMD and Nvidia are throwing hardware at them cus AMD make cpu’s ram and GPU’s there in a better position to give em whole systems whereas nvidia have bin throwing titans at roberts and other GPU’s. There supporting DX11, mantle, DX12 when that comes out etc doubt theyll support physx cus its one sided aint it they may use havok or there own implementation but yeah it should be good on which ever team ya choose roberts has a 4970K 6core intel 32GB ram and 3 titans sli, other systems have AMD others have quad core intels and high end GPU’s etc so they can test on both types of hardware

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      I was wondering because Chris Robers said the game’d support AMD’s Mantle. Ah ok. And yeah I forgot that Mantle is also platform agnostic so they won’t of course support any exclusive features that go to either company. Wow that’s pretty good specs he has working there. I wonder if that’s close to the minimum or recommended specs for the final game. You think it’s an inevitability one of them will shut down?

    • Psionicinversion

      nvidia will never support mantle tbh so its pretty much just for AMD but Roberts will support any technology if it helps the game also adding in latest techniques and stuff. nah its a development PC aint it needs lots of power especially if hes playing it in 4K, needs 2 titans to run the game at 4K and an extra titan to power through the unoptimised nature of it also theyll prolly use a system like that to render out some vids and stuff. Roberts will use HBAO+, TXAA all that stuff but where physx is concerned i dunno.

      What do you mean? who will shut down

    • Psionicinversion

      No theyll both be fine, either will shut down and if one does i hope its nvidia. cant imagine the price theyd charge for GPU’s if they were the sole GPU manufacturer.

      Star Citizen is built for 4K right from the start and models are supposed to be able to scale from 4K down to 1080p or lower quite easily. no point building a game to last 10 years when you arent supporting the resolution that will be around then

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Yeah their prices need to be looked over. And yeah that’s true.


 

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