“Star Citizen Is A PC Game”, Chris Roberts addresses rumors that Star Citizen would be dumbed down for console release.
Space trading and combat sim Star Citizen has no plans to be released for consoles. Creator, Chris Roberts has made an impassioned blog post regarding the future of the game in development.
“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.
“I just upgraded my office rig to a pair of Titans running in SLI, driving a 4K monitor and a 1440P one (thanks NVidia for the goodies!). We’re about ready to build the ultimate AMD rig with FOUR R9 290Xs and AMD’s eight core CPU driving a set of 4K monitors in Eyefinity (Thanks AMD!)
“You think that’s a good approximation for console, even a next gen one like PS4 or Xbox One?”
Backers of the game, reacted poorly in an earlier comment from Roberts, “Star Citizen will always be primarily a PC game”. Jumping to conclusions is the way of the internet mob and Roberts Space Industries has been quick to clarify.
The games focus is entirely PC, however Roberts remains open if the console makers will accept certain terms. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles have been ruled out, but the door is left open for potential PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.
“IF the platform holders (Sony & Microsoft) allow us to update the code and data without restrictions and odious time consuming QC procedures, IF they allow our community to openly interact with each other across platforms then I would CONSIDER supporting them.
So if Microsoft or Sony are comfortable with opening their controlled online environments we could see the space sim in the future. The more freelancers in the vast openness of space the better.
“Well because then they are essentially inexpensive small form factor PCs with a custom operating system focused on gaming and who wouldn’t want a bigger community of Star Citizens? If Sony or Microsoft are willing to let their platform be open, then I see no real difference between them or Valve’s Steambox, a Mac or a PC running Linux, all of which are platforms that I don’t think this community would mind supporting as they are all viewed as ‘PCs’. In fact most Macs are probably much worse gaming machines than a next gen console (as Apple is the antithesis of what I love about PCs).”
So if you’re paranoid that your precious ‘PC Master Race’ Star Citizen is being mixed with filthy console players you can keep you xenophobia in check for now.