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By Tim Colwill on April 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm
Star Citizen fans, panicked by the recent $2 billion Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift, have reportedly been expressing their fears to project creator Chris Roberts that the same might happen to their beloved space-sim.
Well, fear not, space fans — in a post addressing the issue, Roberts explained that they have “no plans nor interest in following this path”.
“We don’t need to go to anyone with deep pockets to make OUR dream a reality,” said Roberts. “To mass-produce hardware like the Rift, you need an outlay of hundreds of millions of dollars. Luckily our ships are digital so we have hardly any cost of goods, just the cost of developing the universe of Star Citizen and running servers that Star Citizen’s universe will be simulated on. Thanks to the generosity of the Star Citizen community we have these two things covered!”
Roberts concluded that he was “having way too much fun” building the universe of his dreams to give it up, and then posted this amazing picture:
So there you go.