Delays are nothing new for Star Citizen players, but fans were hopeful that they’d get to play the single-player campaign of the crowd-funded game, Squadron 42, at some point this year. That will not happen now, as the mode has been officially pushed out of 2016.
During a talk at the fourth annual CitizenCon, creator Chris Roberts broke the news that Squadron 42’s first episode will not appear during 2016. “It’s really important to do it right,” he said. “As much as we wanted to have Squadron 42 for this year, it is not going to be this year because, for all the polish we need to do, it still needs more time.”
Roberts did not provide any indication of a new release date, saying, “Please don’t hold me to dates.”
Exactly one year ago today, it was revealed that Squadron 42 would feature a star-studded voice cast including Gary Oldman. According to Roberts, the mode features over 340 speaking parts over the course of the 28 chapters.
At this point, it’s never a surprise when this mode gets another delay, but it doesn’t keep me from feeling bad for the fans who have been waiting for so long. Hopefully the next piece of news we hear is of a solid release date that Roberts and his team of developers actually hit.