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Alright maybe this is just stupid, I was speaking with a friend about Start Citizen the other day. Neither of us have pledged.
We cannot bring ourselves to even believe that a game will come out of the studio, I mean maybe once again we both have a skewed view of what it takes to develop a game but as of today 18/6/2014 they claim to have received approximately 46.5 million dollars in funding. WoW 46.5 million in funding. This company could easily bring an amount of money like that to an investment firm and conservatively make 10% in a year.
What is stopping these people from banking that money off shore and doing exactly that for the next five years. I would think that 46.5 million is enough money to literally produce the game that they want in less than 18 months and if I remember correctly, RSI/ star citizen started almost 2 to 2.5 years ago.(significantly less budget then) If any of these kickstarter/crowd funded projects had any sense they would invest that money and produce games off of the gains alone.(lets not turn this into an investment/spending BS argument please)
We have seen indie developers produce great games with over 90% less budget in 90% less time. What is actually happening here?
Maybe I'm just not seeing it from the right point of view or something or maybe it takes 300 million dollars to build a MMO and my numbers are off. I don't know, I'm not trying to say they are robbing people but it certainly looks like a possibility.
I want to pledge this game and I literally want it to be everything that they say, but I cannot bring myself to do it for the reason I mentioned, It feels to big and too good to be true so maybe someone else can steer me the right direction or "splain it to me good"
Currently playing : World of Tanks, LoL
Waiting for: The game of my dreams
Favorites being Eve, UO and SWG Pre-CU