10 October 2012. If you don’t know what this date stands for, we come to your aid: it’s the day Star Citizen was finally unveiled for the first time, after starting to take the very first steps in production in 2010 and having seen the work begin in 2011. From 2012, however, it was the turn of triumphant Kickstarter campaign, which was worth the idea of a space simulator in full signed by Chris Roberts $ 2 million in stakeholder funding.
From that point on, the amount of funds has been a crescendo: as of June 2020, the figures speak of $ 300 million put together by the game to realize his idea. The problem, however, is that in the original plans this idea it was supposed to come out in 2014.
Postponement after postponement, as they point out colleagues on the site Eurogamer.net, not only the title has not yet come out in practice, but it does not even have a hypothetical release date. It goes the same way for Squadron 42, the campaign set in his own universe – and Roberts himself reported it, answering questions fans on the occasion of the game’s eighth birthday.
As stated by Chris Roberts:
We still have a lot to do before we can go into beta, but all of those up Squadron 42 they are working hard to make you have something great.
Not only that, in short, the title has not yet come out, but it is better not to expect it to do so soon. Squadron 42 has been announced as a story-driven experience where there will be no shortage of familiar faces, such as those of Mark Hamill or Gillian Anderson.
Regarding the criticism of the few updates on the state of work on the game, Robertson is not there and replies: “We communicate a lot more than many other developers or publishers I know, in terms of work in progress. […] It is impossible to indulge all people at the same time, and with projects as complicated as Star Citizen or even Squadron 42 it is impossible to have dates set in stone, given the amount of research and development work in progress.»
In short, if you haven’t been in a hurry in the last eight years, don’t start now: there will still be a wait.
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