Star Citizen’s Squadron 42 Beta has been delayed until Q3 2020

Star Citizen's Squadron 42 Beta has been delayed until Q3 2020

Star Citizen’s Squadron 42 Beta has been delayed until Q3 2020

Cloud Imperium Games has announced that Squadron 42’s Beta release will be delayed by 12 weeks/three months, bringing the beta into a Q3 2020 release timeframe. 

For those who are unaware, Squadron 42 is the single-player component of Star Citizen, the Kickstarter success that was initially due to release in 2014. Given the game’s success, the scope of the game was widened to expand the game’s scope significantly, splitting Star Citizen and Squadron 42 into separate titles, while inflating the game’s development time several times over. 

At this time, Squadron 42 has no set release date, though the game is likely to officially release in 2021if the game’s development continues on schedule. 

So what do we know so far? It Squadron 42’s development roadmap us a lot of things, the first being that Squadron 42 will be made up of 28 chapters. It has been stressed that a chapter is not a single mission.  Instead, chapters represent breaks in the story/script. The development team also stresses that their roadmap represents estimates for how long the game will take to complete, which means that the game could take longer than expected to develop.  

Star Citizen's Squadron 42 Beta has been delayed until Q3 2020  

So far, Star Citizen has been in development for seven years, having raised over $233 million from over 2.3 million backers. Even after seven years, it remains unknown when Star Citizen will be finished. 

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