Posted by Chuck Corbin on Nov 19, 2013

Chris Roberts Affirms That Star Citizen Won’t Be Dumbed Down For Consoles

One of the hottest games under development right now is Star Citizen, a space combat MMO game being developed for the PC. Just how popular is the game? Well right now it’s managed to bring in nearly $28 million on fan backing alone, and that number is only going to climb higher and higher as the game is being developed. It’s gotten so popular that there are even talks of possibly porting it to some consoles, but that makes some fans worried, especially after some eagle-eyed fans spied a PS4 dev-kit in a recent video.

After all, fans had been assured that Star Citizen will be a PC game, but what if the developers decide to dumb down some parts of the game to make it work better on a console? Nothing to fear, according to Chris Roberts, the man in charge of Star Citizen. In a blog post on theStar Citizen forums, Roberts addresses the fans fears that the game might be dumbed down.

Star Citizen IS a PC game. 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.

He goes on to say how “IF” they end up supporting a console, it’s going to be because they allow Roberts Space Industries the ability to update game code and other parts without any restrictions. The console versions would also be the ones being ported, and that the PC version won’t be handicapped because of it. You can read his entire blog post here.

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