Ludwig Erhard wrote:I've been waiting for this game to come out for a while. I plan to get a new desktop computer with uber specs to play it.
But the thing is never fucking released. Been what delayed for 20 years, and for that many billions of dollars?
I have the feeling that it's not working out how they want it to.
Its releaseplan is basically the opposite of Elite: Dangerous. Elite got released when they had the core game mechanics in order. They now start adding stuff on the go, while people are playing (cosmetic enhancements, group options, walking on planets, etc.). It'll probably be another year before Elite reached the state which David Braben had in mind when he started the project. In the case of SC, the devs want to complete the entire game first, before releasing it. I think it's the right decision. If they had released the game in the same state as Elite was when it came out, Chris Roberts would've been destroyed by the criticism because he "wouldn't have given people what he promised". Braben always said he would take things step by step with Elite, Roberts basically promised a finished product.