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access_time November 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

Developer states that Star Citizen will likely never appear for consoles


Star Citizen won't be "Dumbed down" for anything, according to creator.

Star Citizen won’t be “Dumbed down” for anything, according to creator.

We have a bit of bad news for console gamers. The creator of the game that’s broken tons of crowd-funding records (it has reached over $27 million raised) probably won’t be showing up on consoles, or at least not anytime soon.

Said Chris Roberts, “As far as consoles go Star Citizen will never be on the PS3 or Xbox 360. As for the next gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, we have NO CURRENT PLANS, but my stance remains open and is consistent with the many interviews I’ve given. IF the platform holders (Sony & Microsoft) allow us to update the code and data without restrictions and odious time consuming QC procedures, IF they allow our community to openly interact with each other across platforms then I would CONSIDER supporting them.”

He went on to add that the reason behind this stance is, “Well because then they are essentially inexpensive small form factor PCs with a custom operating system focused on gaming and who wouldn’t want a bigger community of Star Citizens? If Sony or Microsoft are willing to let their platform be open, then I see no real difference between them or Valve’s Steambox, a Mac or a PC running Linux, all of which are platforms that I don’t think this community would mind supporting as they are all viewed as “PCs”. In fact most Macs are probably much worse gaming machines than a next gen console (as Apple is the antithesis of what I love about PCs).”

He wraps it up by stating, “But this is a big IF as it’s asking a lot. To their credit Sony seems to be the most eager to embrace indie games and the idea of openness, and they chased us down to give us some dev kits to play with but we’ve been very clear on what it would take to get Star Citizen onto PS4.”

So his stance seems to be the same as it always was. It’s not just about hardware, but also the policies on the consoles.

What are your thoughts on his stance?

Source: Kotaku




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