Through an extremely successful money-raising campaign, Star Citizen has been on its way to becoming one of the most expensive games ever created. Developers at Cloud Imperium Games are continually making progress updates on the game’s website. A couple of days ago the director Chris Roberts made it known about even more investments and that the single player campaign of Star Citizen, Squadron 42, is slated to roll out its Alpha in the first six months of 2020.
You asked for it, you got it.
— Squadron 42 (@squadron_42) December 20, 2018
The Squadron 42 public roadmap was also posted the other day, which allows prospective players or investors to see how much work has yet to be completed on the project. The roadmap has each chapter split into yearly quarters that are clickable points which describe goals during the time period and how many have been completed. This massive space drama has had enormous hype surrounding any details released ever since Mark Hamill, from Star Wars, was shown as a cast member to the story. Regarding the Alpha and Beta, the studio’s recent update states that they are planning to have all of the content complete by the end of 2019 and that the Alpha will be used to balance, optimize, and polish certain features. That would mean that the Beta stage of the game would take place sometime in the latter half of 2020.
Star Citizen is a huge undertaking through crowdfunding that the developers call “a AAA game that matches the biggest single player games out there.” Cloud Imperium Games’ open policy about their investments is a great start to fostering a healthy community, even describing in the update on how they had turned away some private equity and venture capital because of the chance that those groups would push to making “short term decisions” that they may not feel comfortable with. For more information about Star Citizen’s crowdfunding, check out our previous story.