Star Citizen is still eagerly awaited by many players despite its endless development and the many questions surrounding the project. Cloud Imperium Games also wants to change the strategy of its roadmap. Explanations.
The roadmap of a game will allow you to know more about the updates and generally about the development plan of a title. That of Star Citizen has in particular made a lot of talk about it because of the various delays over the years. Aware of the concern, Cloud Imperium behind the project prefers to review its strategy.
The change is now
This Star Citizen roadmap is divided into two distinct parts: Namely, the Release View which is interested in the content planned, and the Progress Tracker, which shows the task schedule. Within the Release View, we find in blue, what must be released and in gray what is an attempt to come. Well, all this will change:
Many took our new direction and words to heart and understood exactly what we were trying to convey. But there is still a very vocal contingent of Roadmap watchers who see the projections as promises. And their continuous brouhaha each time we made a change, it became a distraction both internally at CIG and within our community, as well as for potential Star Citizen fans who watch our Development communications with attention.
As we decided to emphasize progress rather than “delivery”, we also decided to downplay the importance of displaying versions. We didn’t want you or our developers to focus so much on a feature’s release date, but more about what we are working on right now and what we plan to do next.
We felt that tracking progress made it easier to show what everyone was working on. And that’s what we wanted everyone to focus on now, instead of unintended promises.
In short, Cloud Imperium does not like players putting a “knife to the throat” of developers and complaining about the absence or delay of features. Communication will therefore be different. The game still doesn’t have a release date. And inevitably that makes people talk.