Star Citizen's star-studded story campaign has been delayed

  • Star Citizen's star-studded story campaign has been delayed

Star Citizen's star-studded story campaign has been delayed

Cloud Imperium Games' Star Citizen is still a ways off from release. As late as September Roberts and his team were denying rumours that Squadron 42 would miss its 2016 launch window, but now those denials have turned to confirmation: the game won't launch this year.

Squadron 42 was once a part of Star Citizen, but the game was split from the multiplayer portion to be a standalone release in February this year. If and when I play the campaign, it'll likely be once, and only once, whereas the rest of the game's experiences will in theory grow and change over time, giving me more of a reason to check back in as things are further fleshed out.

We also got a look at one of the "handcrafted missions" on the planet during which the player responds to a distress signal all the way in the desert.

No release date for Squadron 42 was given.

We're still pretty excited about the prospect of Squadron 42, and with its line-up of talent that includes over 20 hours of motion-captured performances Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and John Rhys-Davies, we're happy to wait until its finished. It seems as though it will have widespread appeal across audiences who typically gravitate toward this game, but that's if it ever makes its way to store shelves.

Roberts added that they wanted Crysis-like quality on the ground, which was very hard to accomplish as most games powered by CRYENGINE (or any other commercial engine) are much more limited in scope.