Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson

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PostRe: Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson
by Octoroc » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:28 am

I'd imagine tht the demo was running on pretty high spec PCs, but the frame rate looked pretty choppy at times.

A hundred million dollars well spent. :toot:

Let's not forget that the game isn't finished yet. Which is probably why you can still pledge money on the web site. Clearly building space sims isn't like dusting crops. Or something.

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PostRe: Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson
by mic » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:17 pm

It's interesting watching that demo, because it seems to be more like what everyone wanted no man's sky to be, and seeing the flaws in star citizen's design highlights why this sort of scale just isn't possible.

Okay, so I greatly admire making the game one big engine for space flight, atmosphiric flight, on foot or other vehicle sections, and with no loading inbetween! The multiplayer aspect was key, and showing off how one player in the ship could monitor the progress of another on-foot player through the base really highlighted the strengths of the game. I loved the bit where the 'director' had the pilot look at the co-pilot, and seeing that exchange in real time from both perspectives. There is no trickery - this is a real 3D space, with players seamlessly transitioning from one environment to another. Has this been done before? The closest example I can think of (other than NMS) is Skyrim, where there are loading screens upon entering every house or cave. All very good.

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PostRe: Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson
by Neph » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:54 pm

Octoroc wrote:I'd imagine tht the demo was running on pretty high spec PCs, but the frame rate looked pretty choppy at times.

A hundred million dollars well spent. :toot:

Let's not forget that the game isn't finished yet. Which is probably why you can still pledge money on the web site. Clearly building space sims isn't like dusting crops. Or something.


The concern though is that this has now been in development for over 4 years, with over $110 million at its disposal and this is how far they are with it?

Don't get me wrong some of it from that demo looks awesome, its just how much longer will it take to really create a fully fledged game?

I've wanted a full space game for years and was excited when i first saw this but every year that passes drains any hope that we will see a truly awesome game :cry: :cry:

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PostRe: Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson
by Octoroc » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:07 pm

It seems quite clear to me that Star Citizen will never be finished, but on the bright side there's clearly some kind of thing being made that you can play and lots of mostly nice people are making a decent living out of it.

£110 million does seem like an awful lot of money for any video game. Just spending that amount of money seems like a massive undertaking.

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PostRe: Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson
by Super Dragon 64 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:13 pm

jiggles wrote:I tried the Alpha earlier and it's pretty rough. The controls and movement are all over the place, while the game itself doesn't run well. It's all very early, just.

It is indeed quite rough but I'm still keen to buy Squadron 42 and a ship for the multiplayer game. Hopefully it'll be more stable when the 3.0 version launches as my ship was wobbling around when it was supposed to be stationary on the launch pad.

Despite the inconsistent framerate and glitches, sitting in the cockpit felt incredible and it only got better as I floated around a small space station and gazed at a huge planet. The Gamescom demo will stay in my mind for a long while and I was excited at the idea that I could be experiencing that myself when 3.0 is released.

The game looks great, even on low settings, but I'll happily upgrade my PC for this as it looks like it could be a fantastic experience. I'm already planning to pick up a 1070 but I'll look at some i7 processors as my i5 is likely to hold back the game.

I'm excited! :toot:

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PostRe: Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson
by Saint of Killers » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:47 am

Star Citizen shows off cities the size of planets



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PostRe: Star Citizen (PC) - starring Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson
by lex-man » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:57 pm

Octoroc wrote:It seems quite clear to me that Star Citizen will never be finished, but on the bright side there's clearly some kind of thing being made that you can play and lots of mostly nice people are making a decent living out of it.

£110 million does seem like an awful lot of money for any video game. Just spending that amount of money seems like a massive undertaking.


For what they are promising it seems about right. Destiny cost around 140 million and both games seem to be about as ambitions as each other.


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