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The game Star Citizen... one shot deal or the future?

#11KabtheMentatPosted 4/2/2014 2:23:57 PM
Greendragon854 posted...
They are getting so much money because they are open with backers along the whole development process, try to involve them as much as possible, and it's a genre of game that a looooot of people want to come back. If any of the naysayers read any articles at all, they'd understand the crazy amount of talent involved currently, and the caliber of the content being worked on. Plus, it's FINALLY a game that won't be held back in any way by consoles.


"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.
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#12r0ge00Posted 4/2/2014 2:24:55 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.


I'm hoping that's the case. It will give me a reason to upgrade.
#13KabtheMentatPosted 4/2/2014 2:27:12 PM
r0ge00 posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.


I'm hoping that's the case. It will give me a reason to upgrade.


Yeah well, most people aren't. Even with all of this Kickstarter money they still have to sell the game once it's complete. Being an unoptimized mess isn't going to help with that.
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#14Cowboy082288(Topic Creator)Posted 4/2/2014 2:28:03 PM
Just to clarify most of the money raised has been through their own website not kickstarter. Also worth pointing out that even a 30 dollar pledge gets you a copy of the game when it comes out. So for some people who have 'pledged' money it really is not a donation to the game. More of a very early pre-order of the game.

If any one is wondering here is the link to their pledge progress thus far.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/funding-goals
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#15SinisterSlayPosted 4/2/2014 2:28:07 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
Greendragon854 posted...
They are getting so much money because they are open with backers along the whole development process, try to involve them as much as possible, and it's a genre of game that a looooot of people want to come back. If any of the naysayers read any articles at all, they'd understand the crazy amount of talent involved currently, and the caliber of the content being worked on. Plus, it's FINALLY a game that won't be held back in any way by consoles.


"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.


When something is held back by consoles. Its usually CPU and RAM. Something even the cheapest PC's have plenty of.
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#16Greendragon854Posted 4/2/2014 2:29:56 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
Greendragon854 posted...
They are getting so much money because they are open with backers along the whole development process, try to involve them as much as possible, and it's a genre of game that a looooot of people want to come back. If any of the naysayers read any articles at all, they'd understand the crazy amount of talent involved currently, and the caliber of the content being worked on. Plus, it's FINALLY a game that won't be held back in any way by consoles.


"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.


To run it? No. I have an HD6870 and an x4 970. I can run it at 25fps on medium quality. That's straight up no optimization, of course. I don't know how much better my computer will be able to eventually run it, but the game is being designed for hardware that will be more commonplace by the time it actually releases. You'll be able to play it on low, and the models are already better than anything else out there. Low textures need a lot of work though.

Someone with a laptop (even a "gaming" laptop) won't be able to run it. This is a game that caters to power users. Hobbyists. I'm fairly sure it's going to be the next Crysis as far as benchmarking. I'm hoping it spurs some sort of PC gaming resurgence, as it's been pretty watered down lately.
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#17KabtheMentatPosted 4/2/2014 2:33:09 PM(edited)
SinisterSlay posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
Greendragon854 posted...
They are getting so much money because they are open with backers along the whole development process, try to involve them as much as possible, and it's a genre of game that a looooot of people want to come back. If any of the naysayers read any articles at all, they'd understand the crazy amount of talent involved currently, and the caliber of the content being worked on. Plus, it's FINALLY a game that won't be held back in any way by consoles.


"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.


When something is held back by consoles. Its usually CPU and RAM. Something even the cheapest PC's have plenty of.


And almost never used correctly. See Total War Rome 2...and hell, most of the Total War games. Completely a PC based series, yet they single thread a ******* strategy game?

But yeah, it's totally consoles holding gaming back.
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#18KabtheMentatPosted 4/2/2014 2:32:13 PM
Greendragon854 posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
Greendragon854 posted...
They are getting so much money because they are open with backers along the whole development process, try to involve them as much as possible, and it's a genre of game that a looooot of people want to come back. If any of the naysayers read any articles at all, they'd understand the crazy amount of talent involved currently, and the caliber of the content being worked on. Plus, it's FINALLY a game that won't be held back in any way by consoles.


"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.


To run it? No. I have an HD6870 and an x4 970. I can run it at 25fps on medium quality. That's straight up no optimization, of course. I don't know how much better my computer will be able to eventually run it, but the game is being designed for hardware that will be more commonplace by the time it actually releases. You'll be able to play it on low, and the models are already better than anything else out there. Low textures need a lot of work though.

Someone with a laptop (even a "gaming" laptop) won't be able to run it. This is a game that caters to power users. Hobbyists. I'm fairly sure it's going to be the next Crysis as far as benchmarking. I'm hoping it spurs some sort of PC gaming resurgence, as it's been pretty watered down lately.


Hopefully it's not the next Crysis with regards to game play.
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#19KabtheMentatPosted 4/2/2014 2:32:38 PM
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#20SinisterSlayPosted 4/2/2014 2:36:32 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
Greendragon854 posted...
They are getting so much money because they are open with backers along the whole development process, try to involve them as much as possible, and it's a genre of game that a looooot of people want to come back. If any of the naysayers read any articles at all, they'd understand the crazy amount of talent involved currently, and the caliber of the content being worked on. Plus, it's FINALLY a game that won't be held back in any way by consoles.


"Not being held back by consoles" means you're going to have to have one hell of a gaming PC to even run the thing. Ever seen the Steam system hardware survey? Good luck.


When something is held back by consoles. Its usually CPU and RAM. Something even the cheapest PC's have plenty of.


And almost never used correctly. See Total War Rome 2...and hell, most of the Total War games. Completely a PC based series, yet they single thread a ******* strategy game?

But yeah, it's totally consoles holding gaming back.


Probably old outdated engines.
Also, DirectX9 is mostly single threaded still. All the draw calls are still done in essentially a single thread.
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