Star Citizen Crowdfunding Milestones Discussion

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  • VikingirVikingir DokkaMember UncommonPosts: 162
    edited September 11
    Erillion said:
    Vikingir said:
    How much was that? I just skimmed the article.
    My prediction is that we'll see $175M before this year is over. November and December usually brings in $10M+ alone.
    205 M$ ish if its like GTA V, or 230 M$ with higher marketing expenses in conventional media outlets shortly before launch.
    Right. I believe these are total numbers, during the whole development time. But it's only speculation from Gamasutra, based on speculative data. Funding can go up, and funding can go down. Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    Post edited by Vikingir on
    Kefo
    Best regards,
    Viking
  • sgelsgel Member RarePosts: 1,588
    Vikingir said:
    Erillion said:
    Vikingir said:
    How much was that? I just skimmed the article.
    My prediction is that we'll see $175M before this year is over. November and December usually brings in $10M+ alone.
    205 M$ ish if its like GTA V, or 230 M$ with higher marketing expenses in conventional media outlets shortly before launch.
    Right. I believe these are total numbers, during the whole development time. But it's only speculation from Gamasutra, based on speculative data. Funding can go up, and funding can go down. Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    Yes.
    I'm sure a company that's out to make profit will refuse to make profit from people who buy digital space ships and demand no delivery date or financial accountability.

    Of course they'll stop.
    Kefocmacq

    ..Cake..

  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,505
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    KefoCotic
    "Sean (Murray) saying MP will be in the game is not remotely close to evidence that at the point of purchase people thought there was MP in the game."  - SEANMCAD

  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 6,226
    edited September 11
    There is a system in place to convert real money to game money.  A cash shop for upgrades.  That's not going anywhere. Insurance doesn't cover upgrades.

    They want to make your ships more precious and yet nearly  every live demo features PvP.  
    Post edited by Octagon7711 on
    Cotic

    "Change is the only constant."


  • VikingirVikingir DokkaMember UncommonPosts: 162
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    gir243
    Best regards,
    Viking
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 6,226
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    If they developed SQ42 separately I would agree but it's my understanding both are being developed at the same time and are sharing assets. Which could mean both will be in alpha, beta, and launch at about the same time. SQ42 hasn't been mentioned a lot lately, hopefully because they want to spring something big on us. I would love for them to get SQ42 out the door as soon as possible by spending major time on it. I think the primary interest has always been SC.

    "Change is the only constant."


  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 3,044
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    You reported that?  Careful, you might scratch that gleaming white armor you're wearing.
    Cotic

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  • KefoKefo London, ONMember EpicPosts: 3,123
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    Lol 10-20 million copies. I think they will be lucky to sell a million copies outside of their continued crowdfunding. Most of the people who are gonna buy it already have. 
    FrodoFragins
  • BabuinixBabuinix Member RarePosts: 837

    Star Citizen backers have passed  the 159.2 million dollar mark.  (159,200,230$)
    Number of "Star Citizens" is currently at 1,875,255.



    Cotic
  • VikingirVikingir DokkaMember UncommonPosts: 162
    edited September 12
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.
    You reported that?  Careful, you might scratch that gleaming white armor you're wearing.
    Of course. I report ALL personal attacks, regardless if it's directed at me or someone else. Count on me to always be on the side of the police, law and order, rules and regulations.
    Post edited by Vikingir on
    CoticTalonsin
    Best regards,
    Viking
  • ScotchUpScotchUp Member UncommonPosts: 76
    Babuinix said:

    Star Citizen backers have passed  the 159.2 million dollar mark.  (159,200,230$)
    Number of "Star Citizens" is currently at 1,875,255.



    Not all of those are current Citizens, right? A lot I thought was part of free weekends that never ended up backing the game? They should make it clear how many are backers and how many just tried a free weekend.
  • CoticCotic Member UncommonPosts: 115
    ScotchUp said:
    Babuinix said:

    Star Citizen backers have passed  the 159.2 million dollar mark.  (159,200,230$)
    Number of "Star Citizens" is currently at 1,875,255.



    Not all of those are current Citizens, right? A lot I thought was part of free weekends that never ended up backing the game? They should make it clear how many are backers and how many just tried a free weekend.

    That is correct. The number of backers is more likely to be about 750,000
     
    I forget who but someone had got average monthly numbers and extrapolated from that, which is appromixately 11,500 per month for 62 months at this point.
    ScotchUp
  • ZandogZandog Seattle, WAMember UncommonPosts: 62
    Cotic said:
    ScotchUp said:
    Babuinix said:

    Star Citizen backers have passed  the 159.2 million dollar mark.  (159,200,230$)
    Number of "Star Citizens" is currently at 1,875,255.



    Not all of those are current Citizens, right? A lot I thought was part of free weekends that never ended up backing the game? They should make it clear how many are backers and how many just tried a free weekend.

    That is correct. The number of backers is more likely to be about 750,000
     
    I forget who but someone had got average monthly numbers and extrapolated from that, which is appromixately 11,500 per month for 62 months at this point.
    Fuck, at even 500,000 it beats out the total player base of Elite Dangerous and the game is years from launch.
    http://steamcharts.com/app/359320

    Opinion only matters when accompanied by logic. 
  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,505
    edited September 12
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    You reported that?  Careful, you might scratch that gleaming white armor you're wearing.
    That has become the tool of the SC fanbase, report any post they dont agree with.  According to Bill M, The SC forum accounts for around 70% of all complaints across this entire website.
    Post edited by Talonsin on
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  • KefoKefo London, ONMember EpicPosts: 3,123
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    You reported that?  Careful, you might scratch that gleaming white armor you're wearing.
    That has become the tool of the SC fanbase, report any post they dont agree with.  According to Bill M, The SC forum accounts for around 70% of all complaints across this entire website.
    Wby doesn't that surprise me in the slightest? 
    cmacqScotchUp
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 3,044
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    You reported that?  Careful, you might scratch that gleaming white armor you're wearing.
    That has become the tool of the SC fanbase, report any post they dont agree with.  According to Bill M, The SC forum accounts for around 70% of all complaints across this entire website.
    I've said elsewhere they'd get a lot less hate if they stopped playing victims as a default stance to any topic related to SC.
    cmacq

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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Figueira da FozMember EpicPosts: 4,562
    Zandog said:
    Fuck, at even 500,000 it beats out the total player base of Elite Dangerous and the game is years from launch.
    http://steamcharts.com/app/359320
    No no, ED has more player base, ofc the active playerbase is a small fraction of it, but as seen https://steamdb.info/app/359320/graphs/

    They have 1.1million owners on steam alone, only at release would SC achieve its full sale potential, for now, it's rather modest.
  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Long Island, NYMember RarePosts: 1,088
    MaxBacon said:
    Zandog said:
    Fuck, at even 500,000 it beats out the total player base of Elite Dangerous and the game is years from launch.
    http://steamcharts.com/app/359320
    No no, ED has more player base, ofc the active playerbase is a small fraction of it, but as seen https://steamdb.info/app/359320/graphs/

    They have 1.1million owners on steam alone, only at release would SC achieve its full sale potential, for now, it's rather modest.

    I very much doubt that if they ever release there will be some big number of people who haven't already contributed and are just waiting.  With all the hype I would say they are at saturation already.

    As CR said, the game is basically done and in early access. Anything left will come at a later date, I fully expect anything they promised and left out will show up as something to purchase.

  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Figueira da FozMember EpicPosts: 4,562
    I very much doubt that if they ever release there will be some big number of people who haven't already contributed and are just waiting.  With all the hype I would say they are at saturation already.

    As CR said, the game is basically done and in early access. Anything left will come at a later date, I fully expect anything they promised and left out will show up as something to purchase.

    It always peaks, and SC is really a case of a game where so many just "wait and see", I see more people interested in the game waiting to buy into it, then people who are interested who actually backed it. And rightfully so for those who do not wish to buy into early access.

    I think they have a huge potential in sales with the proper release of the game.

    The game is not done and early access with 3.0, the game stands in the Alpha stage of dev, once SC makes the move to beta is when that will apply towards its proper release, not before.
  • RockardRockard AthensMember UncommonPosts: 188
    They've already made more money than most games,and they don't even have a game.
    Respect.


    ScotchUpErillionZandog
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 6,226
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:
    Talonsin said:
    Vikingir said:

    Besides, the crowdfunding campaign can cease completely if Squadron 42 sales are a success and CIG decides it has enough money to finish development of the PU.
    I got a good laugh out of that.  You are insanely naive if you think for one second these people would stop taking in money.
    Well, differently from you and sgel I know that the money from CIG's crowdfunding campaign goes to development og the game, not profit. And differently from you, I don't feel the necessity to go to personal attack here. But reported anyway.

    More on topic, I think if SQ42 sell 10-20 million copies, which it very well may do - despite haters wanting it to fail, there's no need to continue the crowdfunding campaign. With $600M - $1.2B in new funds they've secured funding for years ahead.
    You reported that?  Careful, you might scratch that gleaming white armor you're wearing.
    That has become the tool of the SC fanbase, report any post they dont agree with.  According to Bill M, The SC forum accounts for around 70% of all complaints across this entire website.
    I can believe that.  I got a warning from here once.  First ever in all my years of internet posting in forums.  It sounded like who ever reported me wanted me jailed or banned.

    "Change is the only constant."


  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Figueira da FozMember EpicPosts: 4,562
    edited September 13
    I can believe that.  I got a warning from here once.  First ever in all my years of internet posting in forums.  It sounded like who ever reported me wanted me jailed or banned.
    Stuff can get aggressive around here, especially when the discussion is several times about the poster and not about the topic. Needing to constantly review of all I even post so stuff doesn't get picked to file reports, being in a place well aware some are looking to get rid of you.
    Post edited by MaxBacon on
  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbourneMember UncommonPosts: 1,281
    Zandog said:
    Cotic said:
    ScotchUp said:
    Babuinix said:

    Star Citizen backers have passed  the 159.2 million dollar mark.  (159,200,230$)
    Number of "Star Citizens" is currently at 1,875,255.



    Not all of those are current Citizens, right? A lot I thought was part of free weekends that never ended up backing the game? They should make it clear how many are backers and how many just tried a free weekend.

    That is correct. The number of backers is more likely to be about 750,000
     
    I forget who but someone had got average monthly numbers and extrapolated from that, which is appromixately 11,500 per month for 62 months at this point.
    Fuck, at even 500,000 it beats out the total player base of Elite Dangerous and the game is years from launch.
    http://steamcharts.com/app/359320

    That's not a positive for SC mate.

    ED actually has a running game at the moment. SC just have alpha.

    A game can't really have a true "player base" if it isn't even released to be played yet, lol.


  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Long Island, NYMember RarePosts: 1,088
    Zandog said:
    Cotic said:
    ScotchUp said:
    Babuinix said:

    Star Citizen backers have passed  the 159.2 million dollar mark.  (159,200,230$)
    Number of "Star Citizens" is currently at 1,875,255.



    Not all of those are current Citizens, right? A lot I thought was part of free weekends that never ended up backing the game? They should make it clear how many are backers and how many just tried a free weekend.

    That is correct. The number of backers is more likely to be about 750,000
     
    I forget who but someone had got average monthly numbers and extrapolated from that, which is appromixately 11,500 per month for 62 months at this point.
    Fuck, at even 500,000 it beats out the total player base of Elite Dangerous and the game is years from launch.
    http://steamcharts.com/app/359320

    That's not a positive for SC mate.

    ED actually has a running game at the moment. SC just have alpha.

    A game can't really have a true "player base" if it isn't even released to be played yet, lol.


      According the CR SC is in early access. Alpha is done, skipped beta and strait to early access. What you see is what you get, its basically basic. You can pay for the rest later.
    MaxBacon
  • KefoKefo London, ONMember EpicPosts: 3,123
    Zandog said:
    Cotic said:
    ScotchUp said:
    Babuinix said:

    Star Citizen backers have passed  the 159.2 million dollar mark.  (159,200,230$)
    Number of "Star Citizens" is currently at 1,875,255.



    Not all of those are current Citizens, right? A lot I thought was part of free weekends that never ended up backing the game? They should make it clear how many are backers and how many just tried a free weekend.

    That is correct. The number of backers is more likely to be about 750,000
     
    I forget who but someone had got average monthly numbers and extrapolated from that, which is appromixately 11,500 per month for 62 months at this point.
    Fuck, at even 500,000 it beats out the total player base of Elite Dangerous and the game is years from launch.
    http://steamcharts.com/app/359320

    That's not a positive for SC mate.

    ED actually has a running game at the moment. SC just have alpha.

    A game can't really have a true "player base" if it isn't even released to be played yet, lol.


      According the CR SC is in early access. Alpha is done, skipped beta and strait to early access. What you see is what you get, its basically basic. You can pay for the rest later.

    and just think "soon" they will add the first basic gameplay loop so you might have something to do for all of 10 minutes before you get bored of it
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