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Roberts & Ex-Employees Speak Candidly About Delays

Posted by Suzie Ford on Aug 18, 2015  | Comments

Roberts & Ex-Employees Speak Candidly About Delays - Star Citizen - MMORPG.com

Kotaku has a new interview with Star Citizen's Chris Roberts with some informative answers to questions about the game's delay. It may be remembered that developers were targeting a November 2014 release date. Nearly a year past that hoped-for date, many have started to question Roberts' about where the nearly $90M in crowd fund dollars has gone.

“People aren’t aware of some of the risks of developing a game,” he said. “It might take longer than you estimated. There might be some aspect of the game that doesn’t turn out as fun as you thought. Features might get changed or canceled. Most of those things happen frequently in the game business. A lot of people just aren’t aware of it because, in the past, you’ve been shielded from the mechanics of how games get made. With crowdfunding, they’re getting an on-the-front-lines experience.

The article also features quotes and previously unheard information from ex-Star Citizen team members that paint a vastly different picture than the often rosy one that Roberts and company prefer.

“The difficult thing is [the team] can’t all have the same vision as Chris Roberts because he always is thinking five, ten, or fifteen years into the future of what people would want to experience,” that employee said. “It’s hard for 200 people to create the content Chris envisions at the quality bar that he expects. He has nothing but the [most] talented developers around him. Unfortunately, time is their enemy, and it’s hitting them hard because the community is ranting and raving about when the release of the game is coming out, rather than being understanding that this is a whole new experience. I think it’s going to fail multiple times before Chris Roberts and his team of Avengers get it right.”

It's a fantastic interview and worth the time to read. Check it out at the link above.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom