I just upgraded my office rig to a pair of Titans running in SLI, driving a 4K monitor and a 1440P one (Thanks NVidia for the goodies!). We’re about ready to build the ultimate AMD rig with FOUR R9 290Xs and AMD’s eight core CPU driving a set of 4K monitors in Eyefinity (Thanks AMD!)
I LOVE the PC as a platform because it is open, is always moving forward, with new powerful components (usually at cheaper prices) becoming available to gamers available every year. A $3,000 high end PC gaming rig of today wipes the floor of dedicated graphics supercomputers costing over $1M 10 years ago. People were amazed at being able to get Giga flops of performance. Now we can obtain over 5 TERA flops on a single PCI-E GPU!!! The PC platform is great because it isn't static. It doesn't have rules or some controlling entity that decides what will and won’t be in the eco system. If a cool new disruptive technology like the Oculus Rift comes along it can have a chance to gain traction and become the next big thing.
Because of this Star Citizen will always be primarily a PC game and will embrace the best and newest tech.
Well, in a sense, he is holding his promises. An alpha build of the hangar module has been released for people who have pledged for the game.
And Roberts has not forgotten his Wing commander days, to put it bluntly, the game requires a machine from 2025 to run.
On a GT 640 rig, low settings makes the demo of the hangar almost fluid, Very high make it amazing beautiful but totally unplayable.
Technically, he is right in the sense of the technical performance, non-closeness of the platform, yada-yada but sorry, I do not want to go back to days
of spending heaps of money on the hardware for the vain quest of a 0.2 bigger frame/sec increase. For me, this is the antithesis of fun.
Yes, it is an alpha build, yes; in 2015, when the game will be released, what is high-end hardware today will be much cheaper, I know all that but, this demo is actually counter-productive for the interest of the game.
Oh well, 64 euros down the drain and back to STO