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Old 11-02-2016, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Czarcasm View Post
Now, I'm not into game development, but I've never heard of game patches announced for games that have yet to be released before. I recall seeing patches for games after they have been released to the public, but is 55 patches(to date so far) a normal thing for an unreleased game?
The early days of Minecraft worked something like this.

Thing is, Star Citizen does have a release build, that backers can play, and it is regularly updated. It's not currently brilliant, but everytime I check it out more has been added, so it's definitely advancing.

I still wouldn't drop $750 on a picture of a ship though.

Edit: To be clear, early Minecraft released a lot of patches for an alpha game that had no planned release date. It did not continually ask for money for anything other than copies of the game.

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