Chris Roberts recently gave a presentation at the first British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Los Angeles masterclass on games. He runs through his history in the industry and why he transitioned from games to movies and back. He also covers his time at Origin and makes reference many times to his efforts making the Wing Commander movie. Astute listeners will take note that he talks about meeting with EA to discuss his comeback to games as Star Citizen was originally conceived as a next-gen Wing Commander. You can skip the first 30 minutes of the Twitch presentation and jump right into it on YouTube.Chris Roberts went on to say that it's entirely possible that they'll surpass $100 million next year. The first episode of the story-based Squadron 42 campaign should be released in the fall of 2015, and a full commercial release is planned for 2016.
BAFTA Los Angeles is pleased host the first of several planned Games Masterclass events for 2015, featuring a presentation and Q&A from Chris Roberts, iconic game developer and founder/creator of the upcoming title Star Citizen.
During the session, Chris will delve deep into the convergence of creative and technology as he gives members an inside look at how you build a new gaming universe from the ground up, alongside a community that is not only intimately involved, but actively participating at a level never seen before in the entertainment industry.