Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month

Part of the Roberts Space Industries Roundup we mentioned last night includes word that as of February 14th, Squadron 42 and Star Citizen will become two separate packages (thanks Cutter). At that time Squadron 42 will become a standalone game or an optional add on for Star Citizen, a plan that's apparently old news to backers of the space combat game(s). Here's word:
At the December livestream, we announced that Squadron 42 and Star Citizen will be split into two separate packages in the near future. To update on this: the split will occur on February 14th. Squadron 42 will be available as either a stand alone game or an optional addon for Star Citizen rather than be included by default. If you want to lock in both games for the lowest possible price, consider pledging before this deadline. You can learn more about Squadron 42, our thrilling single-player adventure, here.
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Kxmode wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 00:45:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 14:29:
Is it me or is Star Citizen the Donald Trump of gaming?

Worse. Star Citizen is the Charles Manson of gaming. Cult-like and bat-shit crazy.


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The Half Elf wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 14:29:
Is it me or is Star Citizen the Donald Trump of gaming?

Worse. Star Citizen is the Charles Manson of gaming. Cult-like and bat-shit crazy.
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Watching this train wreck in slow motion is entertaining. Popcorn
"...and in stonks, Fizzy Squeezy Stocklebocks leaped over Droopy Whoopy Bondfluffs, hitting 300-gigglebits to their 150-snorebucks. Meanwhile, in Whimsyland's market, the pancakes reached parity with pogo sticks."
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 00:09:
So what is the total investment now to get both "games"?

Right now the starter package is $45.
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Jan 31, 2016, 00:11
 
So they split parts of this project now so that they can say 1 is mostly complete and they call it a game, so they can say, look we got 1 game done lol.
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So what is the total investment now to get both "games"?
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Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 23:26:
Seriously though seems like a cheesy manuver to try and get anyone left on the fence... If any such people exsist.

It's purely for practical and marketing reasons.

Squadron 42 is supposed to finally be finished this year (doubtful but it might just make it) but the PU is not going to be in any shape for a commercial release for years to come.
So they are now splitting off Squadron 42 to be able to have a huge marketing-driven commercial release with all the Hollywood names on it and so on.
I can guarantee right now that S42 will sell millions just based on marketing the Hollywood talent, flashy trailers (CIG are the best in business at creating marketing media) and pretty OMGGRAFFIX.

With the MMO/PU they can then proceed to continue selling early access and stuff like that as soon as all the fresh meat has been baited via S42. "From the makers of Squadron 42" and all that blahblah.

From a marketing and franchise perspective this split is a very smart move by CIG. I would not even totally rule out that they might now go to consoles with S42 and then pretend like they only ever said that SC (the PU) will be PC-exclusive but not the single player game. They are well known for stunts like that by now where they go back on their previous word and then pull some semantics bullshit out of their asses.
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smackdaddy wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 20:01:
Is it really that hard to understand or read an email that backer+ receive or simply look at the website or read any of the other communications to understand that everyone who has already purchased SC gets both items included and people who buy after 2/14 need to buy them separately. Come on guys its not that hard to understand.

1) Reading is hard. The entire Internet struggles with it. This isn't limited to the gaming industry by any means.

2) Roberts has created a situation where plenty of people are literally hoping this whole thing will fail. They lace their criticisms with phrases like "I hope I am wrong...", but the reality is that they don't. It's like watching NASCAR, they are purely there for the next wreck. NASCAR makes money off of that drama, and so does Roberts.

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What kind of a d-bag breaks up on Valentine's Day? I bet it was S42, always seemed a little slimy to me

Seriously though seems like a cheesy manuver to try and get anyone left on the fence... If any such people exsist.
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This is a terrific game. I am really looking forward to giving Chris Roberts my money. EVERYTHING they said came true. How wonderful! if I kiss Roberts ass maybe they wont delete my comment
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Is it really that hard to understand or read an email that backer+ receive or simply look at the website or read any of the other communications to understand that everyone who has already purchased SC gets both items included and people who buy after 2/14 need to buy them separately. Come on guys its not that hard to understand.
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Since all I would ever care about is Squadron 42, this is potentially good news.
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wtf_man wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 13:04:
Squadron 42 is all I wanted in the first place. My early pledge better get me that instead of the fucking MMO.
Ditto. Cut it into fine pieces, attach a ribbon to it. At this point I don't really care as long as they get it done.

Lothar King Elves wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 17:00:
Bluesnews,

Wouldn't be so hard to include a simple phrase and/or quote, to the your original post saying that all existing backers will get BOTH.
That would require the source to say that. RSI doesn't even make that point clear.
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Also! Just in! All 4 games have been moved to mobile. Will be $4.99 each in the app store.
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Lothar King Elves wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 17:00:
Bluesnews,

Wouldn't be so hard to include a simple phrase and/or quote, to the your original post saying that all existing backers will get BOTH.
Do you mean where it says this "a plan that's apparently old news to backers of the space combat game(s)" in the original post.
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Bluesnews,

Wouldn't be so hard to include a simple phrase and/or quote, to the your original post saying that all existing backers will get BOTH.
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Mordhaus wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 15:53:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 14:29:
Is it me or is Star Citizen the Donald Trump of gaming?

More like the Bernie Madoff.

This site really needs a Like system, sorry but it does.
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Frode wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 15:51:
If you want to lock in both games for the lowest possible price, consider pledging before this deadline.
That's ok, I think I'll wait until either game is released before giving you any money.

Yeah if there is one game I'm ok not saving a few $$$ early on while in development, you are looking at it. You make the game you truly promised, here, here is my pledge I'll pay full retail and not wait for a sale.
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HAHAHAHAHAHA...he can't even finish one game...now he wants to make two??! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....
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nice
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