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Star Citizen dev costs second only to Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, Roberts says

Having now hit $48m in crowdfunder backing, PC space sim Star Citizen can rightly claim to be rivalling console’s biggest triple-A spenders. In fact, creator Chris Roberts reckons his title will lag behind only Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto when it comes to raw dollar investment. Normally developers …

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Star Citizen has 268-person dev team

Well over 250 developers around the globe are working on Chris Roberts’ prominent Kickstarter success story Star Citizen. The game has currently raised more than $46m and now has five studios behind it, encompassing a grand total of 268 people. This was revealed in an interview withVentureBeat, in which the …

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Chris Roberts ‘frustrated’ by Star Citizen scam accusations

Criticism of problems with the early build of crowdfunded record-breaker Star Citizen has bothered creator Chris Roberts. To date the game has raised an incredible $44,721,324 from nearly 500,000 backers. The game’s first playable build, the Arena Commander, finally released this week after some delay. However, the early access build …

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£100 Elite Dangerous Premium Beta begins as Star Citizen stalls

Frontier’s Elite: Dangerous has exited alpha and officially entered premium beta. Presumably the premium beta phase is thus named because entry to it requires a 100 purchase. Normal beta access (to kick off at an as-of-yet unspecified time) costs 50 while a standard game pre-order costs 35 – although there’s …

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Star Citizen dev snaps up Diablo III lead game producer

Blizzard lead game producer Alex Mayberry has joined Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium as executive producer. Mayberry will oversee all product development for the crowdfunded space sim and will manage development across its studios around the world.He will report directly to Cloud Imperium Games CEO and co-founder Chris Roberts. After …

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Blizzard’s Alex Mayberry joins Star Citizen dev as executive producer

Chris Robert’s studio Cloud Imperium Games has hired on ex-Blizzard producer Alex Mayberry as executive producer of its crowdfunding hit, Star Citizen. Mayberry will join Roberts and his team to wrangle the ever-expanding space simulation game, which currently boasts a purely crowdfunded budget approaching $44m. "After 10 years at Blizzard, …

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