Chris Roberts News


Star Citizen debuts FPS gameplay at PAX Australia

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 03, 2014 12:00pm PST

Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games brought Star Citizen to PAX Australia and revealed a very unexpected addition to the game.


Wing Commander 3 free on Origin until September 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 06, 2014 6:00am PDT

The mid-90s classic, designed by Star Citizen creator Chris Robets, is now available for free.


"The irony. EA destroyed Orgins, named their digital store Origin and now is giving away the game ..."

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Star Citizen Arena Commander V.8 now available

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 04, 2014 4:30pm PDT

After a brief delay, Star Citizen's Arena Commander V.8 update is now live.


"I think it's hilarious that a 20 year veteran of the games industry is referred to as "a neck ..."

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Star Citizen Arena Commander V.8 delayed due to major bugs [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Cloud Imperium Games had hoped to launch Star Citizen's Arena Commander V.8 today, but unfortunately, those plans have been sucked into a black hole. Creator Chris Roberts has announced a delay in the dogfighting system, citing critical game-breaking issues that must be addr...


"Valve always does deliver, but they could have decided on something new and not say anything ..."

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Star Citizen registers 4,924 organizations in first 12 hours

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 22, 2014 1:30pm PST

Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort has surpassed $37 million, while its recently-launched Organization-system has seen 4,924 registered groups in the first 12 hours, with ShackFleet among them.


"nm. I see I put that upthread too :D We WILL be hosting a server of our own, most likely. we ..."

- vertdang see all 20 comments

Community Spotlight: Star Citizen's ShackFleet

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2013 7:00am PDT

The Shack hype behind Star Citizen is strong, so much so that ejectorpod has created a dedicated site for pilots, known as ShackFleet.


"windows 7/8 is wayyyy faster on same hardware as vista. it's better in every way possible."

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Star Citizen lead would 'definitely consider' PlayStation 4 port

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2013 10:45am PDT

Chris Roberts says he would "definitely consider" putting Star Citizen on PS4, as long as Sony would allow him to issue updates to fulfill his plans for the game.


"It would be awsome if Star Citizen is available on Play station 4 Can't wait please make it ..."

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Star Citizen ends crowdfunding with $6.2 million

By John Keefer, Nov 19, 2012 2:30pm PST

Chris Roberts' ambitious space sim Star Citizen has completed its push for cash, gathering more than $6.2 million from Kickstarter and its official Roberts Space Industries site. The combined total makes it the largest crowdfunded game to date.


"ALL this is correct. If they get HALF the things that they promised correct, this game is ..."

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Star Citizen video shows off first gameplay with AI pilots

By John Keefer, Nov 13, 2012 2:45pm PST

Star Citizen is winging its way to the conclusion of a highly successful crowdfunding campaign, with only six days remaining and more than $3.4 million collected. But developer Chris Roberts still wants to hit the $4 million mark, so his company Cloud Imperium Games has rele...


"i saw it as a news item in the list to the right, but i second a vote for one of the sticky ..."

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Star Citizen dev: Mobile game scene will be a bloodbath

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 25, 2012 9:30am PDT

Chris Roberts, developer of Wing Commander and the upcoming Star Citizen, shares his views on the fickle nature of the gaming industry, and further justifies his decision to focus on PC.


"Glad I backed this as soon as I learned about it, and his statements continue to encourage me."

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Star Citizen blows through Kickstarter goal, still short overall

By John Keefer, Oct 24, 2012 3:45pm PDT

Chris Roberts' ambitious return to the space sim genre continues to gather momentum. The Kickstarter for Star Citizen has reached it's modest $500,000 goal with 26 days remaining, but the project still remains slightly behind the necessary $2 million needed to trigger the ad...


"I'm already contemplating upgrading my PC just for this game. And I'm playing through all of ..."

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Chris Roberts: Time between my new games was getting too long

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 24, 2012 9:35am PDT

Chris Roberts, developer of the Wing Commander series and the upcoming Star Citizen, talks about his hiatus from game making and shares his thoughts about the state of the games industry.


"i guess i meant gameplay wise... i've read a good chunk of forum posts for X3 recently, about ..."

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Star Citizen demands Kepler GPU for 'full experience'

By John Keefer, Oct 17, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Chris Roberts wants his new space sim Star Citizen to bring back the glory days of high-end PC gaming. An FAQ on the official site has revealed just how high-end your PC will need to be to run the game when it is finally released.


"your 570 will be what, 3 years old in 2014? Don't worry about it."

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Star Citizen is Wing Commander creator's next game

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT

Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series Privateer, and Freelancer, stopped by the Shacknews offices to demo his upcoming epic space-combat sim, Star Citizen.


"Few questions, Can you land on planets? can you get out of your ship to explore?"

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Wing Commander creator making a new game

By John Keefer, Sep 10, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Chris Roberts has been out of the gaming public eye for more than 15 years since his work on the highly acclaimed Wing Commander games. But now, a...


"Strike Commander had a separate voice pack, as I recall...but I bought the CD version, so it had ..."

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