Star Citizen gets new website and a trailer that’s not entirely accurate

Star Citizen gets new website and a trailer that’s not entirely accurate

Today is a big day for CIG and Star Citizen, the much talked about new website is now live and kicking.

The new website was designed to explain to newcomers what is actually included in the Star Citizen package. It’s now been segregated with the PU side of the game, the single player Squadronย 42, and development updates. It does make it a little simpler to understand what it’s all about. and users can skip the front splash screen by checking a box.

In other news, CIG has kicked out a new trailer for Star Citizen covering different aspects of the game. It’s eight minutes long and it’s not exactly a fair representation of what new backers will find. First of all, the alpha looks relatively smooth in the trailer but that’s not what you’ll get in the game currently. They’ve managed to avoid showing it running at 10 FPS, although you can see cutting away quickly from dodgy looking segments. It also looks super exciting and stacked full of content that’s ready to go, but let’s face it, the Alpha is still a shell of a ‘game’.

It’s actually a shame CIG have released this, while I understand they need more money, it’s just not a fair representation of Star Citizen currently. Considering people have to pay to play, it could be considered false advertising. Take a look…

In other Star Citizen news, the latest Around the Verse episode has been released and this week they take a look at more Squadron 42 development. The episodeย covers the content that was shown in the holiday stream and it’s called Welcome to the Coil.

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • Mtom

      Sounds a bit salty with that 10FPS.
      I usualky have 20-30FPS on every server which for an alpha i think is okay.

      • scotty 2ridge

        The cinematic 20-30FPS exactly what the PC master race wanted

        • Mtom

          Yeah i can see why you skipped the mention “alpha” from my comment…

          • pmanhart

            6 going on 7 years “alpha”

            • Mtom

              Make it 5.
              BTW how is Cyberpunk 2077 doing is it in beta now? It’s just a single player game, announced about the same time as SC and they didn’t have to build up the company first.

              • Chase Masters

                And the Alpha has 1 station (the same one for years now), 3 moons and it actually lost the space port area. Unbelievable. The development of this game spends more resources creating new slick advertising campaigns to market stuff you you can’t use, than anything else.

              • Joe Blobers

                So come back when game is released if you want to get only BF5/6/7… Players get what they deserved to get. Backers decided it was enough. 2018 Roadmap match precisely what we are looking for. Quality in a game no Publishers will ever release. In the meantime we can enjoy ED, NMS Hellion… no need to focus on SC if you can’t handle game development time… all that for 45$. A bargain to support such project.

              • slumdog hundredaire

                Hahahha hahahahaha.

                What I can’t deal with is CIG not being able to meet the deadlines that they themselves set. $45 a bargain? It is only a bargain if they deliver.

              • Joe Blobers

                Already spent like many backers hundred hours testing/playing. Best$ spent in all my gamer life! Participating to a game from scratch is not for everyone. If you can’t stand it, wait for release no problem.

              • slumdog hundredaire

                If you enjoy being a play tester then congrats. Play testers usually get paid by the dev though… Not the other way around.

              • Joe Blobers

                So you confirm you do not understand what Alpha and Backers tersting a game mena… you pretend that you have to be paid for that?!… That a pretty low level trolling Slumboy ๐Ÿ™‚

              • slumdog hundredaire

                Hey now… Seeing that you are pretending that you are playing a game, I thought it was all good… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hundreds of hours…. Best money spent in ALL of your gaming life… Enjoy mate…. Enjoy.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                We ‘are’ in the 6th year of development and as evidenced by their ‘development’ schedule it’s going to go well into 7+ years…
                Heck it’s going to hit it’s 6th year anniversary before they actually produce a ‘female’ avatar.
                Then there’s the 4 years of ‘Squadron 42’ being ready ‘next year’ and a year of saying a ‘schedule’ for sq42 would be soon…and still has not appeared.

                They like to ‘talk’, “Quality will always be our number one goal.”
                Yet how many ships have they released in incomplete states…ex: The 300i series, now so defunct that they themselves state they have to go all the way back to concept phase for it’s rework?

                Chris’s ability to talk greatly out does his ability to ‘produce’ and they’ll do whatever they think they can (legally) get away with to bilk money from anyone, while gilding everything while they struggle to get everything to work in it’s basic form/function.

              • Mtom

                Still apart from “tal” i don’t see the problem with the dev time, when other established companies spending the same time on a single player game.

                TBH i don’t really get why people are so worked up on it. It’s a game, when it comes play it or don’t play it, but until then live your life. If you’re interested you can watch videos about it or if you don’t mind the bugs play the alpha. But bitching about it is a complete waste of time

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                1a> Let’s can this ‘established company’ shyte. It does nothing to account for the delays vs Roberts claims & displays ignorance in regards to development.
                1b> CIG sold this as a crowd-funded project, thus inheriting obligations different from an ‘established company’.

                You’re commentary in regards to people getting worked up is funny and somewhat hypocritical. ‘Bitching’ is a waste of time, but ‘defending’ the project isn’t?

                Perhaps, people that haven’t ‘bought’ into it yet… will see some the commentary and realize that ‘development’ hasn’t/isn’t going as ‘smoothly’ as Chris tries to put forth and they’ll do some/more research before deciding to ‘pull the trigger’ so to speak.

              • Mtom

                So you say CIG just spring out from nothing and it didn’t take any time to build up the teams studios…ooookay…seems legit.
                Yes it’s a crowdfunding project the whole concept of crowdfunding is telling people what you are intend to build and they give you money. Still many bitching about CIG talking a lot and taking money…oh wow this is crowdfunding.

                No offense but you, me, noone here knows jack shit about the development and is it troubled or not, because we don’t have inside information.
                As far as development times, they are not late at all as i stated before, They had to build the company, and building an MMO, and yet only spent the time on is as established companies spent on some singleplayer games.

              • scotty 2ridge

                Crowd Funding is a relatively new concept but the expectation is that it comes with certain caveats to protect consumers. Goals/Milestones and most importantly realistic time-lines and expected release dates. When those limits are removed it simply becomes a product developer/customer relationship. What you think of as perpetual crowd funding is in fact you paying CIG for something in return which is the Alpha you download from their website. You may evangalise and claim to “support” CIG by continuing to give them more cash for digital assets but really you are just spending money on what they produce now which is of sub-standard quality by using the Alpha pre-fix to protect the developer from consumer friendly press like reviews and quality assurance & technical support. Chris Roberts did not say anything about having to “build a company” in his original Kickstarter pitch as it would have been thrown out, so it’s extremely misleading to backers to run off with public funding to “build a company” instead of the product you talked about in 2012?.

                The real problem is CIG market this product as a complete game experience in these kinds of trailers, it’s vastly opaque to the consumer as to what they are getting and what their rights are with regard to getting it to work on their hardware or getting a refund. It’s barely reviewed properly by the consumer press. This is not good for the industry and it’s not a good way to fund expensive game development. That risk should not be handed down to the uneducated consumer.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                Congratulations on your bad reading comprehension and displaying your ignorance. IS CIG some group of unknown trying to produce a game? Nope…
                Sure staffing up is going to impact things, no one denies this…the caveat is the person/people in charge should be able to account for this impact in their projections.

                Yea you’ve got the GIST of crowdfunding, except where the Dev starts to run around like a kid in a candy store, repeatedly increasing scope. Compounding this, is when said dev publicly states they would not commit to goals that would delay release.

                “No offense but you, me, noone here knows jack shit about the development and is it troubled or not, because we don’t have inside information.”
                Try again, when someone repeatedly gives ‘aggressive internal goals’ and misses then by 6-12 months, when they (eventually admit) they failed to provide proper communication/oversight to contracted companies, when they repeatedly fail to provide stated functionality… any idiot can see there are problems.
                Hell read between the lines, look at the # of contractors CIG ‘hired’ and how much of their ‘stuff’ CIG is using/used.

                ‘they are not late’, is an opinion… not a fact. and an ill informed. ignorant one at that. By their claims and statements they are late… as originally provided, 4 years of listing Squadron 42 as ‘next year’. 2-3 years of doing the same for SC. FACT: Chris did not admit to ‘scope creep’ impacting development until mid 2015.

                Now the ‘thing’ about comparing to other games, is all the damn variables that you (and so many others) ignore and never consider. Team size, other projects etc.
                Reality is, this project is in it’s 6th of development and still in a pre-alpha state. Chris repeatedly has hyped things or claims aspects would come and then failed to produce them in the ‘patch’ they were supposed to be part of and/or in anything remotely near the ‘timeline’ he claimed/stated.

              • slumdog hundredaire

                You got it. These SC zealots refuse to accept that CIG continuously misses the deadlines that they themselves set. The original 3.0 called for an entire solar system in December 2016. What they gave us in 2017 was not even close to what was promised….

              • Aniline

                How much did you pay for Cyberpunk 2077 tho?

              • Jeremiah Whitney

                Chris would not have lied he said he and up to ten other were working on it a year before the kick starter.

              • slumdog hundredaire

                Lol. CD Projekt has pedigree though. CIG doesn’t. I would not worry about their next game. SC and SQ42…. Be afraid…. Be very afraid.

              • Mtom

                It comes down to blind faith again…if you cannot see the flaws in your logic it’s not my problem.

                Nothing seen, just an announcement, spent 5 years on a singleplayer=it totally is on track no problems in development

                Showed off everything, and is playable in alpha, spent 5 years on an MMO+a singleplayer=it is totally mismanaged and in trouble

                SC gets flak for spending 5-6 years on an MMO+singleplayer while building up the company on the fly….Cyberpunk: nothing to worry about, tho they had all the resources from the get go, and still spent the same time on just a single player.

                WIth this i’m not saying Cyberpunk is in trouble…i simply pointed it out that there’s plenty of examples when a big new singleplayer game took 5-6 years for established studios. So the negativity towards SC – as it is an MMO and the fact they started from zero, and had to build up the studios before really set to work – is totally unjustified.

                Yes there are delays, coming from the scope change…do you think if Mass Effect Andromeda wouldn’t have took more time if 2 years in the development EA says here’s another 120million make it an MMO? But still all things considered they still only spent a single player games dev time as of now. So yeah i’ll be afraid..in like 2-3 years from now if they are not close to beta.

            • Joe Blobers

              End of kickstarter was Nov. 2012 with 12 guys and 6M$ and a trailer.

              Do some math. This is 5 years and 2 months starting from scratch versus Publishers with billions $ of cash, thousands of Devs and uptodate game engine and pipelines…. Not bas CIG, not bad at all.

              • Tinus

                Corrrect. Saying that Star Citizen and CIG are bad is way too positive. Get a refund while you still can, ’cause this is gonna crash hard.

              • Joe Blobers

                … Yes get a 15K fake refund while you can.. ๐Ÿ™‚ According to a famous Clown, CIG was collapsing already 3 years ago an eveyr 90 days top since then… ๐Ÿ™‚ The same Clown shooting about CIG: “space to planet is decade away”… but available since 2017 in 3.0 Persistent Universe…

                Keep hating if that make your life easier man ๐Ÿ™‚

              • Tinus

                I don’t hate, I’m happy. This scam is almost over and then that “big clown” will be right as he has been all this time. You will need a lot of time to sanitize all your white knight cultist fanboy comments all over the internet, so better use the time now as a headstart. It will save you some time if you accept the truth about this “game” and stop posting all those fake positive things about it. There is no game, there hasn’t been a game and there won’t be a game.

              • Joe Blobers

                Yea!… 90 days top! … Ooooh man… ๐Ÿ™‚

                … in front of all internet, you admit you don’t understand what Alpha and game development means… ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Dragon75

              If it had been in Alpha since Kickstarter ended it would be just over 5 years not 6 going on 7.
              However the very first Alpha release was Arena Commander 0.8 which was released in June 2014, that would make it a little over 3.5 years of Alpha.

              https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13909-Arena-Commander-Launched

          • scotty 2ridge

            “Alpha” makes it all FINE. Imagine how bad 3.0 would have been had CIG not taken that extra year after it’s original 2016 announcement to “ensure quality”.

            • Asterion Moloc

              One must wonder what state 3.0 was in if they needed another year to get it semi-playable, yet CR thought he could get it out the door before Dec. 2016.

            • Ulric L. Wolf

              Imagine the shape/state it would be in if they hadn’t gotten any staff from Crytek… all the while Chris is saying their are on target….

              • Rasto

                that’s easy – guys who came from CryTek wouldn’t need to feel ashamed that they came from the most hilarious losers in the world of game development. (right after Derek Smart ofc)
                Besides, PC Invasion, lol… wtf why these “portals” still even exist..

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                To provide Information for those that don’t have their head firmly planted between Chris’s arse cheeks.

                Seriously talking about ‘hilarious losers’ while demonstrating a failure in basic reading comprehension.

      • xCheck

        PC Invasion is not here to give readers accurate information but trying to alter their opinions as they find best.

        • Ulric L. Wolf

          Sure they are, you just can’t handle the truth.

          • xCheck

            Well, they say as a fact it is running at 10 FPS which is not true. As a reader I’m disappointed that they are spreading false information.

            • Ulric L. Wolf

              What ‘they’ the author ‘said’ was “Theyโ€™ve managed to avoid showing it running at 10 FPS, although you can see cutting away quickly from dodgy looking segments.”

              That’s a bit different from your claim “they say as a fact it is running at 10 FPS”. So no, you have not demonstrated where ‘they are spreading false information’.

              • xCheck

                Well OK. it is a bit different I give you that but I still don’t know how the writer knows it was running at 10 FPS at any point since they managed to avoid showing it.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                The author is comparing CIG’s cinematic vid to actual performance with the ‘game’ as it currently exists.

                Logic and some actual thought process would dictate that the author is likely commenting based on personal experience and that as demonstrated back videos from other users in comparison.

                That you could take so little time/effort to do ^, while condemning the author’s efforts/commentary seems somewhat hypocritical.

              • Paul Younger

                Correct! Personal experience.

              • xCheck

                The author is comparing CIG’s cinematic vid to actual performance with the ‘game’ as it currently exists.

                So how good is the performance in Alpha 3.0? 10 FPS as the writer indicates? In my experience the performance is way better even on my crappy PC and if I watch for example BoredGamer’s videos the performance is way better and absolutely fine for alpha release.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                Seems to me that’s a ‘ymmv’ type answer… You claim your performance is way better on your ‘crappy pc’, but provide no actual information. Boardgamers videos are based on ‘his’ experience, what this ultimately means…is jack shyte.

              • xCheck

                For me it stays around 20-25 FPS which is easily enough for alpha testing and BoredGamer’s experience is just as valuable as anyone else’s. Why not just write a quality article and tell readers about the performance if they think the trailer is not entirely accurate?

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                Why don’t you go and write your own article then and see if you can get an emag to publish it?
                Seeing as you obviously had problems reading and understanding Paul’s, I don’t know if your really qualified to critique it.
                Given that he has more experience than you demonstrate in this arena and you’ve failed to provide the suggested information at this point, all I can ask is if you would like someone to call Waaambulance?

              • xCheck

                Why don’t you go and write your own article then and see if you can get an emag to publish it?

                I believe Paul and other people in PC Invasion are totally qualified writers so it is only about what and how they wants to write. Articles about Star Citizen in PC Invasion is not about giving readers high quality information but having catchy titles and giving biased view about the project.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                ..and you believed he lied and ‘said’ something that you were shown was incorrect. Think about that.

              • xCheck

                The article just isn’t entirely accurate, that’s all.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                It’s at least as accurate, or more so than almost any article out there. and more ‘honest’ than a few.

              • Paul Younger

                That is the whole point of PC Invasion. No BS, just how we see it.

              • xCheck

                Well, I clicked the article to get information why the trailer wasn’t “entirely accurate” but unfortunately I didn’t get an accurate answer. The article gives an impression that the performance is worse than in trailer but that’s not necessary the case. It would have been great info to readers to know in what situations the performance can be worse.

                In general the game media is more or less pretty bad. One has to pretty much always search more info after reading an article. Usually the articles which has direct feedback from developers are the best ones. They know the development process and has the actual information what is going on and explain why things are as they are. Thankfully PC Invasion has way less “filler articles” than for example PC Gamer which is absolutely awful site (although they have had pretty good articles for example from Durante).

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                I7-4790k, gtx 1080, 16g ram and I sure as heck haven’t seen the quality displayed in that ‘trailer’, lol much less that many people in one spot.

              • xCheck

                This is exactly why it would have been great if they would have explained why it is possible to have FPS similar as in trailer with even lower spec PC than yours.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                ^ This comment makes no sense.

              • xCheck

                I mean that it would have been improved the quality of article if it would have explained why some people may experience a worse FPS than seen in the trailer. Since the article doesn’t give the information to readers, it is up to them realize to search the actual information by themselves.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                One would expect to some degree, that a reader of a magazine devoted to pc games to have some modicum of understanding of things that would impact that.
                Why do you not then expect CIG to have something @ the end to explain why ‘backers’ may or may not experience quality/performance equal to that of the trailer? They did after all create it, and a simple perusal of their forums shows that the ‘quality’ of experience is not uniform.

              • xCheck

                It is an alpha release which already means that the release has bugs, may have performance issues, etc. That not necessary mean one would have bad performance or experience many of known bugs. There are plenty of discussions about various of bugs, performance and other topics the article could have links to – that would have make the article much better already.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                Stop and think for a bit. There’s this repeated trend of you expecting the author to do ‘more’ than you, CIG or anyone else.
                Sure it’d be ‘nice’, it’d be nice if money fell out of the sky and Chris Roberts learned how to accurately assess how long it will take do to X or Y. 40+ years I’ve never seen money fall out of the sky, and in over 5 years it doesn’t appear Chris can nail a ‘guesstimate’ with any kind of accuracy.

              • xCheck

                Well, I guess it depends on why we are reading news and articles for. I read them to get accurate information without author trying to push his ideas to my head. Good articles gives me enough information so I can make my own conclusions. Providing links for further read makes them even better. I’m more than happy to pay, for being able to read well written articles – and I do.

                I don’t know if any good gaming sites exists – gamesindustry.biz, no?

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                I don’t know any offhand that are going to provide the level you’re wanting… but hey, PC Invasion says they’re looking for writers.

      • Paul Bryant

        Congrats. The rest of us get 10-15 on high end systems.

    • Blake

      Fanboy Cultists, Assemble!

    • Esper

      Why do they need more money?

      • Mark Jones

        Out of court settlements don’t pay for themselves…

      • Dragon75

        400+ developers and 4 studios around the world, thats something that cost money

    • scotty 2ridge

      Pretty much nothing they show represents the product that you get as a download. This is blatantly advertising 3.0 so it’s false advertising and there’s no excusing that, it doesn’t even suggest it’s a cinematic and as usual they avoid having to put “not in game” on the trailer because they use the word “Alpha” to avoid regulation. You get what you pay for when you indulge these kind of money men, it’s been blatantly obvious for years that the content demonstrated by CIG at various trade-shows is not the build they are able to put on consumer hard drives, it doesn’t scale as an MMO or a game for that matter. It’s a tech demo originally made for Chris Roberts to stand in front of on stage and talk for hours before launching a new P2W asset sale for real dollars.

      The fool and his money are easily parted by the emperor’s new clothes. Be smart, fly safe and wait for the “release” which I guarantee then judge on own merits. That is how this industry was funded, that is how the heroes of game development made their mark.

      • Donald Trump’s Trumpet

        na………….then it would be a normal game with a publisher and end up being rubbish. i prefer it to be made by and for the community.

        • scotty 2ridge

          The “community” have literally no say in how this product is created other than continuing to fund ongoing scope creep, thus postponing any chance of a release. If you think having pre-order cash in advance of an unspecified release date by you as a consumer somehow guarantees it not being “rubbish” then you are incorrect. Crowd Funding is fine, sure under normal conditions in which goals are met in reasonable time. Crowd Funding as a business model is unheard of until Chris Roberts, as a replacement for a publisher model it’s unscrupulously being used to remove any risk on the developers part by using perpetual alpha as a means to avoid regulation and completion.

          • Joe Blobers

            What you call “perpetual Alpha” is not. The game is in development, started from scratch in Nov. 2012 with 12 guys, 6 M$, no pipelines, not tweaked engine… nothing but a trailer.

            We are at the beginning of the 6th years. I can’t see any perpetual here. Clearly 2018 is going to bring 3.1 to 3.4, look at roadmap.. 4.0 will be beta so at end of 2018, Alpha will be close to an end. Where is perpetual at this point? CIG do have to release SQ42… but not rushed like Publishers do. We Backers are looking for quality. Leave alone regulation and enjoy Crytek being slapped on Feb. 9th ๐Ÿ™‚

            • T_0_m

              Yeah, the game should stay in alpha Kickstarter for as long as possible. With so much visual & networking fidelity, we need to wait another few years before the hardware can cope with the demands from Star Citizen – it’s literally ahead of it’s time.

              All I want from the game is more in depth videos of Devs talking about the game and more shiny JPEGS of ships to add to my picture collection, which should be in the game in short order, maybe even in 4 or 5 years time.

              Don’t forget guys, Chris Roberts and CIG are building dreams. It takes a lot of money to build dreams. Especially at such high fidelity.

              • Joe Blobers

                First time ever we can walk, fly, take off and land in JPEGS… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Donald Trump’s Trumpet

      i didn’t see anything in the trailer that you can’t do now? is mr DS paying you to write this drivel?

      • scotty 2ridge

        For a start the Aquila, Rover and Knox are not in 3.0 yet they are shown here in a blatant promotion for the 3.0 version of the “game”. They take money for those assets on their website.

        UK readers should head over to trading standards, only takes five minutes to fill out the form.

        • Mtom

          Oh Look a video showing the Rover and the Nox in 3.0
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiBm-lqLd2w

          • scotty 2ridge

            Additional payment is required, not stated in the trailer. Also the majority of “cinematic” and “captured from 3.0” footage is very misleading.

            • Mtom

              Lol that is the stupidest deflection i ever heard…especially after quckly ninja editing you first post ๐Ÿ™‚
              Guess what they didn’t mention you need to be a backer to try 3.0 either…lets run to court!! What a liar bunch!

              • scotty 2ridge

                There are standards for advertising in many places such as the UK which require this additional micro-transactions to be clearly defined to the consumer. Those items should be labelled as “additional payment required” and the cinematic content not in the game should have “not actual game-play” etc. This coming from a developer expecting to take funding from the UK tax payers by claiming this game is “British” in culture.

              • scotty 2ridge

                I did edit my original post BUT because it was still in ALPHA it’s OK

        • Claster

          Oh look the Aquila ๐Ÿ™‚
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNif6FlMhmI

          • scotty 2ridge

            These are behind a pay-wall not mentioned in the 3.0 trailer

            • Claster

              Currently yes to support development. They are eventually going to be available through in game currency. I’d only be upset if the paywall was still there after game release. That’s when I would consider it misleading.

              • scotty 2ridge

                Chris Roberts has said in recent interviews that games like this do not have a traditional “Release” so that’s pretty meaningless until they state an intended release date. It’s a moot point as the assets are currently behind a pay-wall indefinitely, I doubt trading standards will just say “ah it’s ok because one day that will probably maybe one day be in game” it isn’t one rule for Roberts and another for everyone else being honest about their products.

              • Claster

                I do recall them mentioning the ability to buy ships in game once it goes into Beta. So unless the game remains in Alpha forever your point is moot. I’m not a big fan of their marketing strategy, but when I originally pledged the game I got it for $45 including squadron 42 and then upgraded my aurora to a 315p. So in total I spent $65 and I would not pay any more than that for a video game.

              • Joe Blobers

                Call pay-wall every MMO if you want. Everything is achievable with ingame credits after launch. Being crowdfunded the only way to get money is to sell something. MMO last for years some more than 10 years. No need to get every single ship the first month or even year.

              • Asterion Moloc

                Not true. Owning the F8 requires the purchase of SQ42, which is a 60$ purchase. You can’t unlock the privilege of grinding your way to owning it without paying another 60$.

              • Joe Blobers

                SQ42 is 15$ for now. People will pay for what type of game they like much. Solo? pick SQ42. MMO? pick Star Citizen.

                As you udnerstand, a +450 team is not free. This is not Publishers with billions of cash but crowfunded. Pay for what you want. by the way I was talking about MMO= Star Citizen…. you mention MMO does not include SQ42. Find, there are two different experience and probably some exlusive assets.

      • T_0_m

        So the cut scene at the start with the box falling out of the ship is in the game as of now is it?

    • xCheck

      Nice, it is good to see the roadmap till Alpha 3.4.0

      Alpha 3.2.0 looks very good thanks to two now professions alone; mining and salvage. I’m happy to see they are able to integrate more and more features which adds gameplay between player.

      • Torb Inator

        It is all a pipe dream. Looking good = you have been fed another pile of crap marketing spin and trust CRoberts…you have seen NOTHING of 3.1 never mind 3.2 – Get some kin integrity and self respect instead of being s shill for Roberts, throwing money at him and trying to ensnare kids to buy in to this s$%T show.

        • xCheck

          All crowdfunded projects are “pipe dreams” until the team releases something for testing. Star Citizen releases so far has already proved me that it is definitely a project to support and it is the only way to get a ambitious space game like it.

    • Fundamentalist Daleks

      This game is a scam to keep the Roberts family perpetually employed. Don’t waste time with this pathetic dumpster fire.

      • Joe Blobers

        Coming from an official Anti-SC troll… ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Tinus

        Amen to that!

    • Jeremiah Whitney

      Talk about false advertising and not showing the true game, but hey Chris has lied before about working on the game for a year before the kickstarter. So far the promises and the fidelity have enriched him, family and friends so why stop now.

    • Jesse Low

      Crytek legal team will be taking possession of it all very soon anyway

      Derek Smart was right

      • Joe Blobers

        Failed Indie dev, Failed prophet and Failed lawyer… ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s a lot for one guy but good enough for a troll ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Maddin Robert

      So they just show the good things like the trailers of every other game?

      • Torb Inator

        You are a moron. This isn’t a game it is a tech demo at best. Other game developers showing trailers for an existing game are not remotely comparable to this scam. Star Citizen and SQ42 are being run into the ground through poor management, whilst unsuspecting gamers are ripped off with this sort of S$$t and lied to !

        • Joe Blobers

          You mean this “poor management” that make collapsed the game three years ago… oooops it did not, but it was FOR SURE collapsing in 2015 already… but got +30M$ per year since then… collapse or scam are part of the same obfuscation campaing done by the Clown and 10 followers + alts… Good luck IRL with such behavior man ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tony

      CIG promotional videos and fanboy youtubers show edited vids that make the game look ok. Live game plays more accurately represent the game and right now its very buggy plus lacks most of the game mechanics that would make it worth seriously playing. Oh I hear the fanboys chant “bugs are normal in alpha…”, no if your game is still a (pre) alpha 6+ years later then its cruising for failware.
      Here are some examples of how broken this game is:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooQhgkvcPAw

      Game crashes a few times, the guy feels lucky that his ship actually spawned in a non broken state, killing a low level enemy takes like 15+ frustrating minutes because space combat sucks in this space game, guy tries to do a space walk and come back to ship but it glitches and the guy is forced to restart to get unstuck, then he tries to put the space cargo down but its bugged and wont let him, then he gives up and tries to leave as enemies show up but his ship glitches and gets stuck while the NPC’s kill him.

      https://youtu.be/lHY-ODm51QU?t=4m17s

      This guy tries to land one of the bigger ships but it glitches and he cant open the cockpit, so he tries to standup and exit elsewhere but apparently the rest of his ship is in the Twilight Zone where strange things happen.

      https://youtu.be/IILcpHKIQe4?t=19m9s

      This guy lands his ship on a planet but cant get out due to glitch, he tries to use ejection system instead but it ejects him all the way into space

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-4wY-pKpB8

      This is the space ball bug where a players body become a ball and then the game becomes unplayable(you die when you exit the station so you cant even reach a ship) and it cant be fixed even with a restart/reinstall cause its a server side bug

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtW12RjtStM
      Finally, Starcitizen 3.0 in a nutshell.

      • Torb Inator

        Stop referring to it as a game. It isnt.

        • Joe Blobers

          .. it is… in development hence Alpha warning plastered on CIG site shop.

          • Ulric L. Wolf
            • Joe Blobers

              Yes. On each page I checked from :

              – Support menu => FLY NOW Alpha 3.0
              – then Every package/page have a warning: => “Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 is currently available to download and play. Additional features and updates will be released as they are developed” or “Join the Star Citizen experience and help support development with these Game Packages that include access to Star Citizen and/or Squadron 42”

              To not see them, it is required to be blind or refuse to see it. This is much more visible than the old site… but I guess this is not enough for Ulric. A multicolor flashing Alpha taking two third of each page may be enough. CIG is always wrong, CR is evil. Business as usual.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                You said they’re plastered all over ‘CIG site shop’…. Joe.

                There’s your problem understanding English again Joe…
                “Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 is currently available to download and play. Additional features and updates will be released as they are developed” & “Join the Star Citizen experience and help support development with these Game Packages that include access to Star Citizen and/or Squadron 42”

                Where ^ pray tell is the warning/caveat that ‘play’ experience may/will encounter play stopping bugs, incomplete features and/or slow performance?

                Ah yes we know according to you ‘everyone’ should already know what ‘alpha’ means and should ignore the things that Chris says that do not meet with your delusion.

              • Joe Blobers

                Correct, everyone understand what Alpha mean except a few troll pretending it imply to get a full game as good as a Gold released one. Keep going Ulric.
                And yes Alpha is on almost evey pages with a warning. Keep trying to hiding reality. The only one with deep delusion is you Ulric ๐Ÿ™‚

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                I don’t try to ‘hide’ reality Joe… that’s you. Hyperbole & lies are you’re trademark throughout these posts and various articles. ๐Ÿ™‚

                ‘bye ‘felicia,

              • Joe Blobers

                Quote Ulric: “Hyperbole & lies are you’re trademark throughout these posts and various articles”

                .. nice to see you can now put words on your own behavior Ulric ๐Ÿ™‚

                I just use facts. An facts are that Alpha and Warning sentence are on almost all CIG web site pages… visible to every web users. Hard to hide the truth Ulric…

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                No, facts are definitely not something that fall under your forte skippy.
                ‘Moving goalposts’ are another matter…

                https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ where’s the ‘warning’? on that page ๐Ÿ™‚

                https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge
                Only ‘warning’ is that not all ships are available/complete

                https://robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/universe
                Nope… no ‘warning’ on that page…

                https://robertsspaceindustries.com/squadron42
                Gee, and yet again… no ‘warning’ of what actual ‘play’ conditions are like.

                https://robertsspaceindustries.com/voyager-direct
                No…not here either, nor a warning that items listed in VD may not actually exist ‘in the game’.

                Look at the screenshots I provided earlier Joe… where’ the warning? ๐Ÿ™‚

                You are right, it’s hard to ‘hide’ the truth…

              • Joe Blobers

                And I am the one lying :). here is my precise sentence 5 minutes ago :

                “An facts are that Alpha and Warning sentence are on almost all CIG web site pages”… even in English it means not on ALL of them.. ๐Ÿ™‚

                But people are blind right? They can’t capture what Alpha means right? We know it Ulric, CR is evil incarnated… we got it.

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                We ‘know’ what you said Joe… and I know you lazy arse has not counted pages… that’s after you saying “hence Alpha warning plastered on CIG site shop”.

                Another example: “We know it Ulric, CR is evil incarnated…” not my words, I’ve never said such thing, but you can’t handle it when anyone besmirches your princess.

              • Joe Blobers

                Ulric remember I am skippy, not understanding English right? Re-read my sentence: “hence Alpha warning plastered on CIG site shop”

                In the sentence there is something, a word : shop

                This shop web site page do have several menu:

                All
                Game Packages
                Ships
                Ship Upgrades
                Merchandise
                Subscriptions
                Extras

                What a surprise… they All have an Alpha 3.0 warning and individual ships page do have also an extra disclaimer sentence. Only you Ulric can’t see them because your blind hatred.

                Keep coming Ulric… ๐Ÿ™‚

              • Ulric L. Wolf

                ๐Ÿ™‚ you forgot ‘Voyager Direct’ the actual ‘shop’ page.

                Hook, line & sinker.

    • John H

      Its not mis-leading at all. Everything they show in the trailer you can do right now. Performance issues, well, that’s a case by case problem. I get 30-40 FPS on a 3gb GTX1060. Also, yes it is a shell, if people don’t want to assist in testing the development then go off and play any of the thousand of finished games out there.

    • Adept

      That trailer is amazingly dishonest. You can also see where their effort really goes.

    • Paul Bryant

      Chris Roberts, Peter Molyneux would like to thank you for taking his place as the biggest liar and scammer in PC history.

    • Paul Bryant

      The trailer is longer than any game plat in 3.0.