Some discussions about the current status of Star Citizen and its roadmap bubbled up on the official space game forums and sparked a response from one of the leading developers. Chris Roberts, founder of developer Cloud Imperium Games, has reiterated that what the team is doing is not a pipe dream and it won’t take decades to fully release.
The answer was given on a thread that started with a discussion of some planned additions like a room atmosphere system and then evolved into a back and forth about the level of feedback that Cloud Imperium is dealing with and what the endgame actually is . In a lengthy response, Roberts explains that players don’t often see the full picture and that he didn̵
“I sense from your response to me that it is time and priorities that you are frustrated with because you feel that we are concentrating on the wrong things. I can see that point of view, but you’re looking at it from the outside without knowing exactly what it takes and in what order it must be done to deliver the gameplay that Star Citizen puts above all else, “he writes.” This is the game I’ve dreamed of all my life. Now I am able to make it happen. I am not ready to compromise its potential as it takes longer than I originally imagined. “
Later in the Post, he claims Star Citizen is not a “pipe dream,” and while he can’t guarantee when it will happen, the full release is coming and the roadmap will continue to move forward. “I can promise you that the gameplay I am describing is neither a pipe dream nor will it take 10 to 20 years to complete,” he said, adding, “I cannot promise you exactly which quarter it will come together but as soon as it’s new. ” After the roadmap web work is complete, you can see in real time how the teams are accomplishing what I am describing. “
Elsewhere in the post, the number of players is on the right track to reach one million unique users before the end of the year. Star Citizen topped $ 300 million in funds earlier this year, with the expansive single-player spinoff Squadron 42 slated to release this year, but we’ve talked little about its official status. A roadmap for a roadmap that was released in August to address concerns.