This game was one I remember hearing about...however long ago it was first announced...and thinking it sounded awesome, but then over time with little to no progress seeming to be made, I forgot about it, only occassionally remembering it when an article or forum topic about it would pop up. I've kind of given up hope in it. That said I don't think the game is a scam, the developers really are trying. It's just another case of an overpromising game going through development hell. Usually that turns out poorly, but not always. No Man's Sky overpromised and massively underdelivered, but then over time eventually became the promised game, more or less. Like an early development game that wasn't marketed as such, or a GaaS game that actually stuck to its roadmap. The Last Guardian took at least, what, 8 years? It became a running joke by the end, that game that everyone mentioned even though we all thought it was cancelled, but then one day it was done, and lo and behold it wasn't half bad. Frustrating AI at times, like all games with partner AI, but pretty good overall, and exactly what a lot of people were looking for, even though it felt a bit like something that belonged on the PS3 like it was originally announced for. I imagine Star Citizen could end up somewhere in between there, eventually reaching a passable point and being rushed out the door, looking not too much better than the beta, feeling a bit dated but still being a pretty good product that the fans of the project love, and then a few years down the line it'll be updated enough that it'll start to feel like the game that was originally promised. It'll never make the splash it could have if it had actually fully delivered on its ambitious original vision in a reasonable amount of time, but it'll still be an alright game in its own right.