In other news: CitizenCon rumors, courtesy of Beer4TheBeerGod, Something Awful thread, direct quote:
EDIT: Beer4TheBeerGod quoting Derek Smart.
1.They are going to parade all the A-List actors – all of whom cost a ton of money – for SQ42. This despite the fact that that stand-alone game is reported to be almost fifteen months away.
2.They are going to show the opening cut-scene sequence for SQ42 with Gary Oldman giving his speech, someone flying and landing, NPCs waving etc.
3.They are going to show Star Marine. Again. It’s still a mess – and nowhere ready for production release. Reports tell me that if it gets released before year end, it would be a miracle.
4.They are going to show multi-crew. Again. Problem now is that, as of the last report I got, it doesn’t run smoothly at all. And so they are now running the demo on super computers with 16 cores, loads of memory etc. Again, not production release ready.
Holy ****. If they seriously don't release a single ****ing thing on Saturday, and instead just show a bunch of actors and demo **** with no timetable... yeah that's going to warrant a refund.
For reference, Beer4TheBeerGod is basically the SA insider to the Star Citizen community. I don't mean he's a studio member, but he's a fairly prominent community member. I don't think anyone else has had more questions answered by CR in the 10 For the Chairman videos, and not many people outside of CIG itself are better informed about the game at this point. He's the same guy who wrote that huge list of questions I posted on the first page of this thread.
If these are true and CIG don't release anything at CitizenCon, that's just... wow. Even I wasn't that pessimistic. I at least thought they'd have managed to make a basic FPS out of CryEngine by now.