Star Citizen - Chris Roberts, lots of spaceship porn, lots of promises

#8552

Hot new court action hints at a possible settlement discussion

#8553

But this is game programming 101, right? Why would these objects be processed?

#8554

Don’t even get me started on that.

#8555

Please do! I want to understand how they don’t have basic tech for culling out objects that aren’t visible. Is some more advanced technique required?

#8556

x2. I have some ideas, I know some of it is automated in, say, Unity, but I can also imagine some complications in an open world. At least if you don’t design them away with simplifications.

#8557

They are using a customized version of CryEngine; and it is already a notorious performance hog as we know. But to add insult to injury, they have indoor and outdoor areas - massive areas - which aren’t constructed properly because they’ve been winging it all this time.

#8558

You should watch this.

#8559

Lookit guys. You can get a 3D printed model from the game! Of a buggy (not a ship)! For 50 pounds or 65 dollars before shipping!

Even Reddit loves it!

What a bargain! I’ll buy three!

#8560

This could be amazing if:

1- These were ships
2- It was no 3D printed
3- The prize was sane. Compare it to this, for example (which is resin, very small production run, much bigger and much more complex)

#8561

I agree. If these were actual real-life spaceships that would be the best thing ever.

#8562

There is a market gap in the plastic model for spaceships that are not Star Wars. Mechas and robots we have an insane variety to choose from, but non-SW spaceships are mostly shmup ships (some of which are cool, though).

For Star Wars there’s always this (will be mine sometime).

#8563

OMG WAITING LIST

#8564

It’s in stock in several places. It’s just now the time for me, with a one year old in the house.

#8565

New to this thread, so sorry if I go over areas already covered.

Wow, I hadn’t realized their planets were going to be so detailed. Just from the start of that video where he takes off, you can see a whole massive industrial city. This is really impressive. That is incredible.

#8566

That 3d printed kit is stupendously expensive. I’m surprised it has taken them this long, tbh. This will undoubtedly be the test bed for 3d printed ships, so the price is set probably just to see what their whales will pay.

#8567

3d printed ships, plus a map, make a decent board game out of it…

#8568

Chris Roberts took time out of scamming Star Citizen backers and investors, to explain to Newsweek how he would “fix” Anthem.

I kid you not.

Meanwhile, as of the latest major patch release, Star Citizen remains a completely broken mess.

#8569

The problem was players’ expectations were so far beyond that. They imagined all this extra stuff. When they were first showing it maybe there was some stuff that, through iteration or whatever, they couldn’t get into the game. They took a huge amount of abuse, they were written off and they just put their heads down and they kept updating, delivering and making it better and better.

Oh, you!

#8570

This interview takes the cake. No clue wtf is going on with Newsweek; but my guess is that since all gaming and serious media are basically avoiding Star Citizen like the plague, this is the best they can get.

#8571