Originally Posted by Slightly skewed
Good, now hire a few extra people with the extra funds and get this out sooner. 2 years from now I probably won't care anymore.
It takes time to develop a quality game, in most cases 2-3 years. If a game coming out two years from now is too far away for you to care about, then I guess you won't be playing Fallout 4, the next Mass Effect game, Battlefield 4, or any game currently in the early stages of development.
The reason it feels further away than any of the games I just mentioned is because none of those have been officially unveiled yet. The devs for star citizen have said that if they were funding this project in the traditional manner with a publisher they wouldn't be revealing the game until a year from now. However, since this is a space sim for high end pcs, crowd funding was their only option to get the project off the ground. Can you imagine the looks on a bunch of EA or Activision suites if someone pitched to them making a game that belongs to a "dead" genre, will be pc only, and needs a high end graphics card to play?
Having met the minimum funding goal we've proven them wrong so far, now it's just a matter of how many stretch goals we can reach, which will determine how awesome the game will be when it comes out. Also, don't forget that if you pledge you will get access to the Alpha and Beta, of which the multiplayer dogfighting alpha is projected to be finished a year from now.Edited by Akheton - 10/28/12 at 12:30pm