The man behind one of Kickstarter – and crowdfunding in general’s – biggest success stories, Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen, has announced he’s opening a new development studio in Santa Monica to focus on publishing and development of the in-game elements.
He also said the new team would be working on “high end creative elements,” which combined with the other two sounds like there isn’t much they aren’t doing. ““Each studio is working on key features of the game. In Santa Monica we’re working on some of the high-end creative elements, the structuring of our game engine and publishing. Other studios are working on technology, game design and production, customer support and web development.”
“We couldn’t be more pleased with hanging our shingle up in Santa Monica. It’s an incredibly creative community here already with a lot of game development and art resources all around us. We’re reaching out to fill positions for the new office already.”
Despite making over $2 million in its Kickstarter campaign, Star Citizen made a big splash with the gaming community by drawing in a further $6.5 million from further funding efforts on the official website. On top of that, early impressions of the graphics fidelity in the game have been jaw droppingly impressive.
KitGuru Says: Shame the game isn’t looking likely to be ready until the end of 2014.[Thanks PCGamesN]