Star Citizen Birthday: Still No Squadron 42 Release Date

Star Citizen was first announced eight years ago today as a new Wing Commander-style space game, with developer Cloud Imperium saying it would likely be two years before its full release. A new Star Citizen Birthday AMA with Chris Roberts, Todd Papy, and Tony Zurovec celebrates the occasion with answers to questions about the project. This post features Chris Roberts addressing release plans for Squadron 42, the single-player experience that's one of the two games this has become. Falling back on the "when it's done" standby, he says there's still a ways to go before they hit beta, so if you've been holding your breath, it's probably time to exhale:
You're not really asking about what is being worked on Squadron 42, you really just want to know when it will be done. The best answer for your question is Squadron 42 will be done when it is done, and will not be released just to make a date but instead once all the tech and content is finished, polished and it plays great. I am not willing to compromise making a game I believe in with all my heart and soul, and even though everyone (including me) wants Squadron 42 sooner than later, it would be doing a huge disservice to everyone working really hard on the project and all of you that are looking forward to it to deliver something that isn't great.

The new roadmap will show how we are doing towards that goal and as we get closer to the end it will be more accurate but it will never be a perfect crystal ball of the future as there is always a certain amount of unpredictability in game development, especially when the game is hugely ambitious and has a very high quality bar; Red Dead Redemption 2, Last of US 2 and now Cyberpunk have all taken a lot longer than originally communicated and those projects didn't even announce a release date until very deep into their production, when most of their tech had been resolved.

We still have a ways to go before we are in Beta, but everyone on Squadron 42 is working very hard to deliver something great.
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Oct 10, 2020, 19:50
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Oct 10, 2020, 19:50
 yonder
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 10, 2020, 17:57:
ed Dead Redemption 2, Last of US 2 and now Cyberpunk have all taken a lot longer than originally communicated

Uh, no they have not. And 6 years past target with no end in sight isn't just "unpredictability", that's either a scam or piss poor management. And those games got made for a 1/3rd, or even less, and that's the entire production and a massive marketing budget to boot. The guy should be selling manure instead because he sure is full of it.

Absolutely NO game on that list was anywhere near the "past original promise date" that SC has reached.

You might wanna work on your phrasing OP
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