Star Citizen will never be dumbed down for consoles, says Roberts, but next-gen could happen one day

Monday, 18 November 2013 15:07 GMT By Dave Cook

Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts has addressed the likelihood of the crowd-funded RPG heading to consoles in future. While he’s loathe to dumb the PC title down for a “lesser platform” such as PS3 and Xbox 360, he’s not ruling out PS4 and Xbox One.

In a forum post titled ‘Star Citizen, PC, PS4 and Consoles,’ Roberts wrote, “Star Citizen IS a PC game. It will NEVER be dumbed down for a lesser platform. We will NOT limit the input options or supported peripherals to the lowest common denominator. We will NOT pass on features and technology just because they will only run on some hardware configurations.

“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!)

“You think that’s a good approximation for console, even a next gen one like PS4 or Xbox One?”

He went on to say that he favours PC as it’s an open platform that is constantly moving forward with powerful and affordable new components released each year. He added, “Because of this Star Citizen will always be primarily a PC game and will embrace the best and newest tech.”

On potential PS4 and Xbox One editiosn of Star Citizen, Roberts added, “As far as consoles go Star Citizen will never be on the PS3 or Xbox 360. As for the next gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, we have NO CURRENT PLANS, but my stance remains open and is consistent with the many interviews I’ve given –

“IF the platform holders (Sony & Microsoft) allow us to update the code and data without restrictions and odious time consuming QC procedures, IF they allow our community to openly interact with each other across platforms then I would CONSIDER supporting them.”

In closing he stated, “So fear not! The PC is the platform of Star Citizen. Anything else, if it happens at all, will just be after the fact.”

Are you glad to see Roberts focusing on PC for Star Citizen? Would you like to see it brought to next-gen units down the line? Let us know below.

Via Eurogamer.

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