Roadmap leaked??

As I've repeated many times (and make no apology for repeating again) gamers don't see the mess behind the scenes of games released in a largely complete state. Sure, many come out with bugs and first day patches but their dirty laundry is kept in development because they don't have to worry about releasing a working version of the game several times a year for their player base to play.

RDR2's second delay of 6 months (after an original 12 month delay iirc) was purely to 'fix' over 1 million bugs. Nothing else*. Yet people playing Elite want more content, more often and with less bugs.

True, this choice was partly Frontier's, but it was also forced on them due to the fact they couldn't develop the game for 5 years and then publish it because it was their first real self funded game and it required a significant amount of dev time and investment they needed to recoup before reinvesting.

The change of delivery imo is the best thing they could do. Back to more traditional long term behind closed doors development where they can hopefully release a significant update whilst tidying up what's gone before. Yes it will be a challenge to do spacelegs and basebuilding (if that's what it is) but at least it can break and consist in a broken state behind closed doors. Hopefully they then get a good run at squishing lots of bugs before release.

*as told to me by ex-employee
TL,DR; "Game Dev is hard so if you're disappointed it's your fault for ever expecting any of these people to do anything."
 
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That's good news. I can't wait for FPS space legs and base building.

It's obvious that most micro transactions will be ship and building customization. People want cool furniture, decorations etc.
I really hope some of that stuff is earnable in game ,(and I don't mean via 400 a week arx) actually finding and earning that stuff in game I would enjoy. Just going to a store and buying I have no interest in or bond with.
 
I really hope some of that stuff is earnable in game ,(and I don't mean via 400 a week arx) actually finding and earning that stuff in game I would enjoy. Just going to a store and buying I have no interest in or bond with.
You want to find and earn a different-style desk? I mean....

When I first saw this I immediately thought of the current ship customization and thought "that's a little dull. We're going to put spoilers on our buildings?" But when the discussion turned to furnishings I had a thought:. Maybe we will get to customize the insides of our ships as well. No more dangling wires and the same surface scuffs on the 10th rebought Cobra. People's cockpits could start looking unique.
 
You want to find and earn a different-style desk? I mean....

When I first saw this I immediately thought of the current ship customization and thought "that's a little dull. We're going to put spoilers on our buildings?" But when the discussion turned to furnishings I had a thought:. Maybe we will get to customize the insides of our ships as well. No more dangling wires and the same surface scuffs on the 10th rebought Cobra. People's cockpits could start looking unique.
Well we did get house plants this week...
 
You want to find and earn a different-style desk? I mean....

When I first saw this I immediately thought of the current ship customization and thought "that's a little dull. We're going to put spoilers on our buildings?" But when the discussion turned to furnishings I had a thought:. Maybe we will get to customize the insides of our ships as well. No more dangling wires and the same surface scuffs on the 10th rebought Cobra. People's cockpits could start looking unique.
Don't worry, they're on it ;)

We’ve not done pay-to-win but we have done things that make your ship shinier, and obviously as that becomes richer, as you can walk around inside your ships, things like leather upholstery are also things that we can do. It’s not a pay-to-win thing but actually makes your ship more shiny.
 
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