A while back we reported on the rumour that Squadron 42, the star-studded cinematic single-player component of Squadron 42 was not going to meet its late-2016 release window. And earlier today at CitizenCon, Chris Roberts took to the stage to confirm the delay. "As much as we wanted to have Squadron 42 for this year, it's not going to be this year," he said. No new release date or window was given, but further details hint that the game might still be quite a ways off.
Which is not to say that Squadron 42 is in development trouble, but the news highlights the overall ambitious nature of developing a large-scale motion-capture driven action-adventure with both on-foot and spaceship combat alongside perhaps the most ambitious open-world experience to date. Chris Roberts was hoping to showcase a complete chapter of the 28 in development for Squadron 42 at CitizenCon, but cited that showcasing work-in-progress footage for story-driven stuff isn't the right way to go.
And he's probably right.
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.
In the meantime we can marvel at the latest Star Citizen stuff.