There are few productions in the video game industry as controversial as the title Star Citizen. Work on the game has been ongoing since 2011, and the chances of its completion in the near future are still zero. Meanwhile, players donate millions of dollars every year to the development of the title, and a total of almost $655 million has already been collected. The game has just received a package with additional content, the cost of which is… over PLN 230,000. zloty. Another record in the gaming sector can be considered achieved.
Few games can boast as generous player support as Star Citizen. The production has already raised over half a billion dollars, but the creators still expect payments to complete the game… someday. Players have just been given the opportunity to purchase additional in-game content for over PLN 59,000. dollars.
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For all those who are not familiar with the history of the Star Citizen game, a short summary: the author of the production, which is a space flight simulator, is Chris Roberts. He has been developing his title since 2011, and at the end of 2012 he decided to raise funds for the development of the game on Kickstarter. The collection ended with over $6.2 million, but the amount is not that impressive if we look at how much players later donated each year (also by making in-game purchases). Values around $200 – $300 are nothing special if we look at the statistics that refer to the average spending of Star Citizen players. Of course, the manufacturer also offers special packages. One of the most recognizable is the Legatus 2953 package, which is made available periodically. It contains all 175 space vehicles that have been released since the beginning of the game, as well as expansions for them.
However, its price is staggering, after all, the current cost of the package is $59,040, which translates into approximately PLN 232,000. zlotys. Of course, the average user will not afford such a purchase, but there will certainly be individual people who will at least consider it. There are a lot of opinions about the game on the Internet, and they are very extreme. Some look at the production with hope, expecting an ultimately unique game, while the other side of the users openly mocks the title, simply calling it the biggest scam in history. The fact is that despite many years of development, the production still suffers from many errors and is clearly still unfinished. We cannot expect that the situation will improve even a little in the near future, because it is simply profitable for the creators to “eternally” collect funds for the development of the game.
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