It’s been almost eight years since then Star Citizen launched the first Kickstarter. At this point, its supporters, who have spent more than $ 306 million on game development, should be used for a seemingly endless series of delays for its final release (hoping to stick to a regularly updated but very incomplete alpha version). Supporters must also call for deep reserves of patience Squadron 42, a single – player spinoff story that was first promised on the launch in 2015.
But now Star Citizen faces obvious delays in planned updates system that it uses to publicly monitor development updates.
This latest saga began in March, when developer Roberts Space Industries admitted to the forum, for which her current public plan Squadron 42 development “does not reflect [the] progress “made in the game.
“We found that the format in which we tried to linearly visualize our progress did not match the approach we use to develop Squadron 42“Written by RSI.” Over time, we have found that the roadmap, as stated, does not represent and cannot accurately represent the development of a game based on AAA chapters, such as a story, such as SQ42. “
In short, RSI said the current plan was too ugly and uninformative for its standards. RSI therefore promised to “return to the proverbial drawing board to examine others [roadmap] approaches for Squadron 42“This included potential opportunities that would” use our internal sprint tracking process to visualize our progress “directly related to RSI’s internal project planning software.
Now that we are approaching five months of this announcement, some Star Citizen community members rightly asked what happened to the promised revision of the roadmap. RSI responded to these concerns on Tuesday by promising that the revision of the roadmap “is still evolving … Although it is not quite ready, it is currently the top priority of current web team projects.”
Such a language could sound awful to anyone who keeps RSI’s noble and long-lasting promises. Don’t worry; RSI now offers a road map for introducing its revolutionary new plan:
We plan to deliver the following notifications in the near future:
1. Explain the goals of our new itinerary and what to expect from it
2. Show a rough pattern of the proposed new roadmap
3. Share an unfinished version of the roadmap for at least one of our core teams
4. Finally, move on to this new plan
We’ll approach them in the order above, and we’ll probably need a few weeks between steps, so I don’t want to give the impression that it’s happening overnight. However, we should announce step 1 very soon, if my meeting on Thursday is as good as I think it will be.
And so on Squadron 42 RSI itself promises that the new plan is worth the wait. “Believe me when I say I’m personally very eager to let her go,” writes community manager Tyler Witkin. “We have taken the time to explore how we can better represent our progress, and I believe we are close to landing in a pretty great place … This new plan will drastically change the way you track progress in the development of Squadron 42 and Star Citizen [emphasis added]. “
After waiting almost eight years and counting Star Citizen, we here in Arsa cannot wait for this exciting new development to “drastically change the way [we] monitor development progress. “If we do not do so, we are eagerly awaiting an update that will provide more details on the development of the new development plan, which is expected in the next few months.