I’m pretty sure that Chris Roberts was whispering to himself one of Dr. Betruger’s lines from Doom 3 – “Amazing things will happen here soon, you just wait” – the moment he launched the crowd-funding campaign for Star Citizen. Indeed, it seems that amazing things are about to happen in the PC front, as Warhorse Studios and Cloud Imperium will be sharing various techniques between them.
As Chris Roberts claimed:
“Star Citizen doesn’t need peasants and knights… but it does need a robust character creation system for the persistent universe. And that technology is exactly what Warhorse is building for the CryEngine. The good news is: the team at Warhorse isn’t just an incredible talented group of people… they’re also kindred spirits who are willing to share the work they’ve done!”
Roberts concluded that Cloud Imperium will be sharing with Warhorse Studios the tricks for working with CRYENGINE and Warhorse will be letting Cloud Imperium in on the secrets and the tech behind what they’re doing.
All in all, this sounds extremely interesting. Roberts believes that indie developers should be helping each other as this kind of – unofficial – collaborations will benefit the games from both parties.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is currently planned for a 2015 release. Star Citizen is also scheduled for a 2015 release. The former will be coming on PC, Xbox One and PS4, while the later will release exclusively on the PC!