Modular development process means everything is still on track.
A lot of people are getting a bit frustrated with the development of the highly anticipated PC exclusive open world space sim, Star Citizen because of the developers’ propensity to add more and more features.
This has led to many to call the game out as vaporware, even though pre alpha builds of the game are, in fact, publicly available. Speaking toTenTonHammer, lead developer Chris Roberts addressed this issue head on.
“Feature creep doesn’t mean quite the same with Star Citizen as it might in other games. In other games, it’s a concern because they have a hard release date and as you add new stuff it gets to a point where other things have to be rushed or dropped,” Roberts said. “We add new people to the team to cover the new features and because everything is so modular, it has minimum impact on the rest of the game.”
So… they’re still on track for an estimated 2015 release, and nothing is getting rushed or dropped. Good to know.