While the world accepted it Star Citizen (and its standalone spin-off game Squadron 42 campaigns) are probably never coming out, those who paid for the game back in 2012 – and have paid or still pay since – are increasingly unhappy that the developer of Cloud Imperium Games has no apparent progress and communication.
The latest bout of fan riots concerns Squadron 42, game once due in 2016, specifically. In March, CIG has released a promising roadmap for development more regular updates on the game, stating that “we found that the format in which we tried to visualize our progress linearly did not match the approach we used in the development of Squadron 42” and that “We want to be clear: progress in Squadron 42 and we are very pleased with this progress. However, we know that our plan does not reflect this progress. “
It’s almost August now, and fans haven’t seen or heard anything challenging Reddit posts and threads in the game’s own forums that complain about it and ask, sometimes in less polite terms, what’s going on.
In response, CIG has issued a new statement that is … that they are now working on a new plan, but that he is not ready, and that “because it is still evolving, we cannot share as much about it as [we] I would like to. “Fortunately, the statement ends with:
Although not quite ready, it is currently the top priority of current web team projects. We plan to deliver the following notifications in the near future:
- Explain the goals of our new plan and what to expect from it
- Show a rough pattern of the proposed new roadmap
- Share an unfinished version of the roadmap for at least one of our core teams
- Finally, move on to this new plan
Please note that last month Star Citizen’s financing of the journey, which started in 2007 2012, passed $ 300 million Mark. And in 2018 I wrote a post Squadron 42 which ended with the saying Cloud Imperium “In December, we will publish a complete roadmap for the issue of Squadron 42”.