The creator of the 1990 classic Wing Commander - the very same that became an awful film with Freddie Prinze Jr. in – has returned to games development with a brand new PC MMO known as Star Citizen.
Chris Roberts has returned after years away from the industry to develop Star Citizen with his newly formed studio, Cloud Imperium Games Corporation – which has quite the ring to it. This studio has an odd structure as it’s comprised of ten staff based all across the US and the rest of the world..
Speaking to Develop, Roberts said that his decision to return to the industry was due to technology finally reaching a point where he could make the game he had always wanted to play.
In Star Citizen you’ll take on missions in a persistent and open world with the aim of joining the 42nd squadron, at which point you can explore the game’s universe of your own free will.
It’ll be an MMO that doesn’t utilise subscription fees – as so many are doing now – and it’ll use virtual currency instead that allows users to top up with real money. Roberts insits that there will be a cap on how much you can spend in-game and that it won’t be “pay-to-win” either.
Do you think Roberts return is a good thing for the industry?
Enjoy the announcement trailer below.