Star Citizen’s Squadron 42 Beta Delayed Further Into Next Year
Development on the incredibly ambitious space simulator Star Citizen has been in progress for quite some time. Back in 2011, the title had an anticipated release set for 2014, however numerous setbacks and promises of new features pushed the development back into a state of uncertainty. The game is currently available in an alpha state on PC, playable by players who buy into the massive crowdfunded project. Unfortunately, it appears that the title’s Squadron 42 single player beta has been pushed back, a scenario that’s happened all too often in the game’s development process.
Players were expecting to receive the upcoming beta for the Squadron 42 single-player campaign (featuring Mark Hamill) in the second quarter of 2020, but sadly the developers have recently announced that it would be pushed back another 3 months due to some changes within the development process.
Rather than continuing with the current development process, the team has opted to move into one that is staggered, making it easier for the developers to get themselves into a certain rhythm. This could potentially mean players will have to wait until the third or fourth quarter to get a taste of the star-studded single-player campaign, though we’ll likely be seeing more consistent and better quality updates in the long term.
Staggering the teams like this means 6-month cycles for development instead of 3, which means more time to ensure features are more complete with fewer bugs – all while still delivering quarterly patches.
Star Citizen is currently available on PC in an alpha state and has seen some impressive updates in the past. Have you jumped in on the ever-growing alpha version of the game? Is it something you think is worth investing time and money into? Let us know your thoughts on the delayed Squadron 42 campaign beta and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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