Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts addressed concerns that the upcoming massively multiplayer space exploration game would be “dumbed down” if released for next-gen consoles. This after backers of the publicly funded game saw a PlayStation 4 development kit in a picture of the chief technical officer’s desk and had a cosmic freak-out.
“Star Citizen is a PC game,” he wrote in a lengthy and impassioned blog post on the company’s website, Roberts Space Industries.
"It will NEVER be dumbed down for a lesser platform. We will NOT limit the input options or supported peripherals to the lowest common denominator. We will NOT pass on features and technology just because they will only run on some hardware configurations.”
Roberts stressed that the company has no plans to release Star Citizen on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 consoles. Although he doesn’t completely rule out the possibility but given certain conditions it seems pretty unlikely.
"IF the platform holders [Sony & Microsoft] allow us to update the code and data without restrictions and …IF they allow our community to openly interact with each other across platforms then I would CONSIDER supporting them.”
It’s an open secret that no matter how advanced console graphics become PC usually trump them as soon as they’re released, if not - like now - long before.
Roberts goes on to state that while consoles are really just small PCs the big disadvantage is that they are static. Unlike a PCs its video capabilities cannot be upgraded and Roberts wants Star Citizen to be a cutting edge technologically as he wants it to be fun. Check out this mind blowing in-game trailer showing off some of the tech legs of Star Citizen.
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