Star Citizen lead would 'definitely consider' PlayStation 4 port

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.

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Star Citizen, the ambitious space sim from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, raised a staggering $6.2 million. That met the game's PC development goals and then some, but Roberts says he's not opposed to putting it on other platforms as well.

"[The PlayStation 4]'s a nice piece of hardware, but I think it's going to be hard for them to go much less than $400 without taking a massive loss on it," Roberts told GI.biz. "The good news is that it's essentially a PC, so that means PC owners will get much better ports of console games. I'm not a PC elitist by any means; if I could be on the PS4, and they were open, and I could do the updating and all the sort of stuff we're trying to do on Star Citizen, then I would definitely consider putting it on PS4, because it's essentially a PC with a friendlier operating system."

That doesn't necessarily mean Star Citizen will appear on PS4, obviously. Roberts' comments were peppered with caveats, like the ability to pull off his updating plans on the console. But he is open to the possibility, so console players might not be counted out of the game altogether.

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    April 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Star Citizen lead would 'definitely consider' PlayStation 4 port.

    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.

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      April 23, 2013 10:46 AM

      now i regret not funding :(

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        April 23, 2013 12:42 PM

        You can still back them.

        https://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/

        When their fund drive ended back in November, they were at $6.2M. They are at $8.6M now. GIVE THEM YOUR MONIES.

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          April 23, 2013 6:12 PM

          shit how did i not back this.

          backing now.

          what did you pick?

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            April 23, 2013 6:47 PM

            bounty hunter level backing. $60.

            I wanted that 300i interceptor.

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          April 24, 2013 1:20 AM

          Looks like a cool game. Still irks me that you have to preorder to get a certain type of ship sight unseen. How does that affect mechanics and balance?

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            April 24, 2013 6:31 AM

            Anything that you pledge for is available ingame, you just have to earn enough credits to buy one.

            I also managed to win an Anvil Bomber through the referral program (and an nvidia gtx670 woot), which will also be available for ingame credits

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          April 24, 2013 4:45 AM

          There is no pledge to get the M50?

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      April 23, 2013 11:06 AM

      This is the only kickstarter I've participated in. I've been dying for a new space simulator and this looks like it's hitting all the major points i'm looking for (and looking beautiful in the process). Can't fucking wait for alpha/beta.

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        April 23, 2013 6:48 PM

        agreed. and w/ Chris Roberts attached to it, you know it'll be a solid game.

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      April 23, 2013 11:06 AM

      So he'd most definitely think about it. Good to know.

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      April 23, 2013 11:15 AM

      Not one single link to the game's website anywhere in this article.

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        April 23, 2013 11:19 AM

        By the power of the internets I grant you:

        https://robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/

        :)

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        April 23, 2013 5:54 PM

        I know the website (I backed the game months ago) it's just getting annoying reading all these gaming blogs and watching them post links to their own damn site and not have one relevant link to the subject of the article.

        Are they afraid I will leave the site and go someplace else? I WILL ANYWAY DAMNIT. Stop the bullshit!

        The only gaming site I read that does not do this crap is Rock Paper Shotgun.

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          April 23, 2013 7:34 PM

          RPS has its own issues. We just cant win =(

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          April 24, 2013 6:26 AM

          Yeah, this has always been an issue on the Shack. Granted they've been finally posting the source/origin link on some articles, but it's still rare

          I just don't read news articles anymore

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      April 23, 2013 12:01 PM

      Great story, Steve.

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      April 24, 2013 12:46 AM

      HEH, from their website faq.

      What platforms will Star Citizen be available on?
      Star Citizen is a PC game through and through and could never be played on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or WiiU. We currently plan to support Windows and are examining our options regarding possible Linux and Macintosh releases. The Cloud Imperium team includes many Linux and Macintosh fans!

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      October 27, 2013 4:04 PM

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