Star Citizen hat zum ersten Mal seine Finanzen wirklich offengelegt!
https://cloudimperiumgames.com/blog/cor ... 1-43824413
Noch keine Zeit gehabt, es mir wirklich anzusehen. Aber überraschend... Das sie das jetzt endlich tun: hervorragend. Warum sie das nach all den Jahren in denen sie es hätten tun sollen, jetzt endlich tun: Das wird ein Spekulationsbonanza, zusammen mit all den Neuigkeiten.
Aus dem neuen "Letter from the chairman" zu den Investoren:
"Because of this, we started to investigate ways to raise money to fund the upcoming marketing and release needs of Squadron 42. We turned away some approaches from Private Equity and Venture Capital because we were concerned about them fully understanding what makes our company tick and pushing us towards short-term decisions.
During this process, we were introduced to Clive Calder and his son Keith, who have both been interested in the confluence of entertainment with the ability to directly connect with an audience online. Clive founded the most successful independent music company, Zomba, which was home to some of the biggest music acts in the world. Keith is an independent film producer whose company Snoot Entertainment’s most recent films are the critically acclaimed Blindspotting and the Academy Award-nominated Anomalisa. During our first meeting we got on like a house on fire, with Clive telling me about how he wished that, when he built Zomba, he could've connected to the fans of an artist while bypassing the myriad of media gatekeepers in the way Star Citizen does. Keith and I swapped war stories about the film industry and talked about how refreshing it is to be able to utilize crowdfunding to create a project that flies against what is currently considered mainstream.
During the course of these discussions, it became clear to me that if Clive and Keith joined us as investors in our company, we’d have true partners that respected what we had built, but also fully understood the ins and outs and the patience required with a business based on creating entertainment. Taking in like-minded partners helps us solve the need of funding the marketing and release of Squadron 42, but also stay attuned to what makes us special"
Und zu den Finanzen (von der Webseite oben):
"Overall, the accounting demonstrates that the Group is diligently spending the money we are collecting from our backers and customers on the game development and publishing, as set out from the beginning. There is not a direct annual correlation of our spend to our net income. A buffer arose in the early years as we wrestled with the scope of what our customers wanted, and whilst we accelerated early deliveries through third-party contracting, we were cautious with our growth and expenditure until we could better define what was needed. Since the scope of the production has become better understood, we have been able to plan our growth and optimize our areas of expenditure while still evolving based upon our open development ethos. This allows us to focus in on the detailed areas and key technologies and content that we believe will make this ground-breaking production a great success.
The Group plans ahead based upon the project roadmap and anticipating the continued and growing support of our existing and new backers and customers. That will mean accelerating spend in certain years, to move the production forward or cover key production goals or, unapologetically, cutting back slightly in other years based upon prudent budgeting, as we have the overriding discipline of aiming to balance our foreseeable budgets against our projected collections.
At the time of writing this report we have had our best month ever since we started this journey and we expect with the continued support of our existing and new backers and customers that we will create a truly inspirational game and experience that all of those involved in the community can take credit for and truly claim they have helped achieve.
Simon Elms, Chief Financial Officer"
Wenn ich das beim Überfliegen richtig erfasst habe, sind das ihre Finanzen im groben Überblick.