Star Citizen, the famous space simulation game developed by Cloud Imperium Games (CIG), has reached an important point in its development. After more than a decade of delays and speculation, CIG has confirmed that the game’s campaign, Squadron 42, is finally “functionally complete.” Squadron 42 was initially part of the Star Citizen Kickstarter campaign launched in 2012, but later became an independent, standalone story campaign. The project faced many obstacles, which left fans in suspense. However, the latest announcement has revived hope among the gaming community.
CIG made news in 2015 when it announced that an impressive cast of Hollywood stars would be joining the project, including Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman and Gillian Anderson. The release of movie trailers showcasing the star-studded cast has further raised expectations. Now that the end is in sight, CIG is turning its attention to the beta phase and future release of Squadron 42.
While the developer refrains from giving a specific release date, it’s clear that significant progress has been made. The newly released trailer gives us a glimpse into the immersive and visually stunning world of Squadron 42.
CIG expresses gratitude to fans for the unwavering support the Squadron 42 campaign continues to receive. This recognition comes amid criticism from skeptics who question the viability of this ambitious endeavour. Of note is the game’s approach of offering virtual spaceships at high prices, for which the project has come under scrutiny and criticism.
However, one thing is indisputable: Star Citizen has received an impressive amount of funding. According to the CIG website, the project has raised an incredible $616,272,619 from over 4.8 million accounts.
With the development of Squadron 42 nearing completion, fans are eagerly awaiting an epic cinematic adventure. The road to Star Citizen’s launch has been long and tumultuous, but the latest announcement provides a glimmer of hope that gamers have been waiting for for years.