Until another (in the works) fiasco unfolds, this will probably be my last take on the fallout from the Forbes article by @MattRyanPerez
It's a trip down memory lane which I'm sure most will find interesting, if not alarming.
For several weeks prior, there were already rumblings that Microsoft had grown fed-up and frustrated with Chris Roberts, and the only way to save the projects, was to kick him out.
ps. The game flopped btw
1) Start with idea 1.0
2) Get suckers to fund idea 1.0
3) Revise + increase scope to idea 1.1
4) Find more suckers to fund idea 1.1
5) Use idea 1.1 money to build idea 2.0
6) Go bust trying to build idea 1.0
7) Build idea 0.9
They got no takers.
Some of those people in the orbit, reached out to me. My response was consistent: Don't give him ANY money.
That was 8 days after I was permitted to leak it after their UK financials went public.
Chris Roberts is an incompetent hack.
7 yrs after raising $207M in backer money, saddled with debt (which are still on the UK books btw), we find out that end of 2017, the project was insolvent.
SQ42, if ever comes out, will be another Freelancer fiasco, released less than what was promoted/planned, as check-mark to reduce liability.