Our First Look At Star Citizen, The Most Expensive Kickstarter Ever
If you’re a PC gamer that hasn’t been living under a rock, then you know what Star Citizen is. The independent game is famous for its massively successful Kickstarter campaign, which has currently generated $41.7 million for the developers.
At PAX East this weekend, the public got their first look at the game they really, really want made. The short answer? It was kind of boring.
Granted, the game is still in pre-alpha (despite having a launch window of 2015), so a lot of the things you’d expect in a game aren’t there. Most notably, A.I. The extended Dogfight showcase above does a good job of showing you just how incredibly pretty Star Citizen is going to look, as well as showcasing some rather interesting features players will have to come to grips with (such as G-Force). The problem is that for all this time behind a curtain, and all the money being continuously pumped in, you’d think a first public demo would be a bit more promising.
Sadly, I’m in the minority with this type of thinking. Seems like the attendees at PAX East were loving the show, and international media has been quick to praise the demo as well. I don’t know, if I was one of those 425,000 backers, I’d be slightly disappointed right now.
Although, I’m very open to the opportunity to have my perception changed. Next trailer, perhaps?