At CitizenCon 2016, Star Citizen creator Chris Robert has announced that Squadron 42 will be missing its planned 2016 release window. Squadron 42 is the single-player campaign for the larger Star Citizen game, starring Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and John Rhys-Davies.
"As much as we wanted to have Squadron 42 for this year, it's not going to be this year," Roberts said, according to reporting by Eurogamer.
Squadron 42 will be a total of 28 chapters, spread across more than 60 missions. Those missions are split between flight missions, on-foot action, and exploration of the universe. The single-player shares a number of assets with Star Citizen, but Cloud Imperium has crafted district ships and environments just for Squadron 42. Roberts was reticent to show off the single-player mode at CitizenCon. Instead, the presentations have focused on the multiplayer core of the game, notably the procedurally-generated planets module.
Star Citizen is currently in Alpha 2.5, which added the Grim Hex pirate base, three more flight-ready ships, a new landing system, and a new item system.