Star Citizen Single-Player Will Miss 2016

Star Citizen Single-Player Will Miss 2016

The entire game is still coming along and Squadron 42 needs more time.

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.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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