- Aug 8, 2023
lol. lmao, even.
I am actually somewhat perplexed by where the funding for this game is evening coming from at this point. I'm not going to bet the farm on it, but it wouldn't surprise me if the funding actually is not there as was the case with Richard Garriot's game.
They allegedly raised $77m in 2022. That's a metric shit ton of money for a game that everyone bullies online.
During the first few years, there was a lot of enthusiasm and a big community thing going on. You had podcasts like Tales of Citizens and lots of people recruiting for their organizations (guilds). People spent thousands of dollars on capital ships intending to use them for their orgs/guilds. One $3,000 Javelin is worth 66 players who only bought the $45 starter package, and Star Citizen sold out thousands of capital ships so that's several million in cash right there. Then you had people buying multiple accessory ships for their guild fleets like fighters and bombers and shuttles to fill their capital ships' hangars, Starfarers for refueling, Pioneers to land on planets and build player/org owned settlements, Anvil Liberators for landing a small army of ground vehicles on planets to conquer other people's settlements, etc. Nowadays most Star Citizen podcasts are dead and you don't see anywhere near as much org talk going on anymore.
Well, to be fair, Beth ships something. Whether it resembles what they hyped you up for is another matter, but say $60+ USD for a shallow video game is an objectively better deal than $60+ USD for a jpeg and a promise that some day it's going to be a super awesome battle cruiser.I like how some people moan about getting fucked by CiG are now refunding Star Citizen and pre-ordering Starfield, and when questioned about the wisdom behind pre-ordering video games, the answer seems to be "faith", they have "faith" in Bugthesda based on their previous products, Fallout 76 doesn't count because it was their first "MMO".