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    controls en requests vergen wel een beetje pluiswerk. Ben ik niet meer gewend in games van vandaag.
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    Als 3.3.5 uit is ga ik dit wel weer oppakken (als ik weer beschikking over mijn pc heb dan). Dan zit Hurston erin (die hele area uit LaBs filmpje hierboven). En dan zitten ook de nieuwe technieken erin (object container streaming) waardoor je pc een stuk minder snel smelt in agony door deze game.

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    Aardige infobom.

    Star Citizen krijgt nu zelfs interesse van private investeerders. Een miljardair investeert 46 miljoen dollar in CIG en opeens heeft het bedrijf als geheel een geschatte waarde van 500 miljoen.

    Ze hebben nu ook hun volledige financiele inkomsten/uitgaven publiek gemaakt van 2012-2017:
    Cloud Imperium Financials from 2012 to 2017

    Ook is de roadmap voor de singleplayer Squadron 42 gereleased. Eind 2019 willen ze het feature complete hebben, dus release ergens 2020 (korrel zout enzo).

    Squadron 42 Roadmap

    Star Citizen Maker CIG Takes $46m Investment Valuing it at $500 Million – Squadron 42 Roadmap Released

    Star Citizen has had a pretty major year in 2018 with significant milestones and functionality releases which have pushed things to the point where it is becoming a game. Of course various controversies have struck as they always do with CIG and Star Citizen but on the whole, things have been progressing and major releases included significant performance boosts and a massive increasing of the size of the playable universe.

    On the funding side, this was the year that CIG crossed the $200 million threshold (currently sitting at $211,450,615 at time of writing) and despite numerous past predictions of doom from certain quarters, things seem to be going according to plan with the company continuing its expansion and now sitting at about 500 staff globally.

    Today, we look at a few major pieces of news which have come out of CIG.

    • Cloud Imperium (both the UK Ltd and the US LLC legal entities) have agreed a private investment from an external party amounting to approximately $46 million in exchange for new shares being issued (113,861 in each of the UK and US entities), amounting to approximately 10% of the overall company. This gives the various entities a combined valuation of approximately $496 million once the new money is taken into account.
    • Two new board members join the boards of both the UK and US entities, these being Dan Offner, representing the new investors (Clive and Keith Calder), as well as Eli Klein who is a long-time friend of Chris Roberts and has apparently been a sometime advisor in recent years.
    • Board and company control remains with Chris Roberts as Chairman, CEO and majority shareholder.
    • Money to be used for marketing and business development initiatives as Squadron 42 and Star Citizen head towards launch.
    • CIG will release full historical financial details from 2012 through to 2017 via a new corporate website.
    • Squadron 42 roadmap released and is expected to be feature complete by the end of 2019 with alpha/beta in 2020.
    • It’s important to note that the information release about the investment takes the form of a “Letter from the Chairman” so it’s clear the CIG are reaching out to fans first although a limited number of games/finance publications (like us here at Wccftech) have been informed prior to the release, such was the significance of the announcement. Expect numerous people/pubs to pore over the historical financial details in great detail in the coming days and weeks. It’s important to note that although many will review the numbers, corporate earnings and results should not be taken lightly and there are numerous nuances in finance which mean that (much like court cases), non-expert interpretation of these numbers should be taken with a pinch of salt (yep, you know who I’m talking about!) Given that CIG is not a publicly traded company, the form the financial statements will take is unclear and we’ll see what they put out shortly.


    CIG Investment Conclusions? Too early to tell

    At this stage, really all we know is that CIG has taken a significant investment from a third party and who that party is. The Letter from the Chairman is quite clear about a few things though. Most significantly, that traditional venture capital money was shunned specifically because CIG was worried about appropriate levels of understanding into “what makes our company tick and pushing us towards short term decisions”. Additionally, that pledging will still make up the funding for the development of the game, while the new money is put towards surrounding business activities.

    It’s also important to note that at the same time as a new board appointee gets announced to represent the new shareholders, another new board appointee who is a long-time friend of Chris Roberts is also appointed. Some would speculate that this is to ensure that overall control of the board remains with Chris and people who are loyal to him, however it’s worth also considering that board members are commonly appointed to represent the interest of significant shareholders (although not always, as was the case when Vivendi was pursuing Ubisoft). It may be that the Calder’s could offer up industry contacts that both sides thought could add value to the corporate decision making and oversight process which is supposed to be within the purview of a board and much like an investment from SoftBank carries significant benefits and access to the company invested in, this could simply have been nothing more than that. Time will tell.

    What can we conclude from this? At this stage not much other than the fact that CIG has just taken a step towards the big leagues of game developers. The terms of the deal are unknown such as whether any voting rights were given, expectations of future return whether in the shape of an eventual dividend or capital appreciation via an eventual float on public markets, lock ins associated with the investment or indeed senior staff, the ability to seek out new investment or the ability of the new investors to sell their investment on at a later date are all important factors to be considered, however it’s important to be aware that this is how the erosion of control in a company can begin.

    One thing is clear, investors expect a return on their investment somehow and at some point in time. Everything that Chris Roberts and CIG are saying at the moment seems designed to reassure backers that the enormous vision they have bought into and the overall ethos of the company is not changed by this new investment. The financials release implies that CIG are confident enough that it will show they were not negotiating for the Calder’s investment with their backs against the wall, on the verge of running out of money and were able to secure funding in a manner which doesn’t jeopardise the current way in which the company is run and the product produced.

    Long term questions over funding and revenue model remain and I’ll be trying to get some airtime with company insiders to ask questions about what (if anything) is expected to change as a result of this announcement.

    At time of writing, the release was not public so the source link takes readers to the main CIG backer communication page, the latest entry which should be the Letter from the Chairman.
    Chris Roberts eigen uitleg
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    Blijft echt een apart en rete interessant project.
    Voorlopig hoeft die PC upgrade nog niet te komen dus .

    Het volgen van de technologische vooruit gang vond ik mijn pledge al meer dan waard.
    Features als de Thirdperson/Firstperson animation sync vond ik erg interessant en uiteraard de tech achter de seamless transistion van space > planetlanding is gewoon epische tech, het is wel veel meer dan een No Mans Sky on steroids. Alle data die in en uit moet worden gestreamd terwijl je in een multiplayer environment zit met schepen waar je vrij kan rondlopen terwijl andere spelers ze vliegen.....mindboggling !

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    Thanks Macc! Verdomme wat blijft het project interessant inderdaad

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    Breng het nou maar eens uit. De hype is allaaaaaaaaang weg.
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    Some backers have said enough— the Federal Trade Commission received 129 complaints for the company, according to Forbes. Some of the refund requests are incredibly high, up to $24,000.

    “The game they promised us can’t even barely run. The performance is terrible and it’s still in an ‘Alpha’ state,” one consumer complained. “I want out. They lied to us.”
    Het kan me eigenlijk ook allemaal niet meer schelen en dat is geen goed teken. Zeker als je weet hoe ontzettend ik uitkeek naar dit project. Een doorzetting van Wingcommander en Privateer, man...iets beters kon ik niet bedenken.
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    Start het nog wel eens op 1x in de paar maanden met wat mensen. En moet zeggen dat ik de performance wel mee vind vallen vergeleken met een aantal jaar geleden.

    Heb nog wel interesse in de singleplayer als ie uit komt ergens in 2021.

    Dat soort klachten bij de trade commission zegt me niks. Wie stopt er nu 20000 in een game? Dan ben je toch wel een domme rukker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macc View Post
    Dat soort klachten bij de trade commission zegt me niks. Wie stopt er nu 20000 in een game? Dan ben je toch wel een domme rukker.
    Heel erg dit, hoe haal je het in je kop om zoveel geld in pre-order te gooien? Het is geen investering waar je ooit een RoT op krijgt, dus het geld ben je sowieso kwijt...

    Man man man, sommige mensen

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    Quote Originally Posted by macc View Post
    Heb nog wel interesse in de singleplayer als ie uit komt ergens in 2021.
    Ja oké. Ik ook nog wel een beetje.
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    Ja oké. Ik ook nog wel een beetje.
    Ik enkel als het speelt zoals ze in de beelden ons willen laten geloven...!
    Of het moet wel zo verdomde goed zijn. Maar op dit moment kan het alleen maar tegenvallen. De game is inmiddels 5 jaar te laat.

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    Het boeit me inderdaad geen hol meer. Aan de andere kant is dat ook een goed iets, pruts nog maar rustig vijf jaar aan en stel dat er toch nog een revolutionaire game uit voortkomt dan spelen we het tegen die tijd wel.

    En voor de mensen die hier 20k+ tegenaan gesmeten hebben: a fool and his money are soon parted
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    Vraag of deze devs nu ook denken van waarom hebben wij Keanu niet?
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