Pioneer Interview

December 7th, 2011 by Crusader

Rock, Paper, Shotgun interviewed the developers of Pioneer about the project’s efforts to recreate the classic space sim Frontier, and the virtues of free software:

RPS: So what relevance does Frontier/Pioneer still have in a world with games like X, Eve, Freelancer… ?

Brian Ronald: I used to work on the X games! Pioneer is free. Its license allows it to be improved, shared, ported to other systems. I’m a big proponent of free software. Pioneer will never become abandonware as long as there is any interest, because there will always be the freedom to pick it up and continue its development.

Kimmo Kotajärvi: The free-ness is indeed remarkable. And even when compared to commercial efforts, you’d be hard pressed to find a single player experience with this mix of simplicity and gigantic scope. Except Frontier.

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