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December 11, 2015 at 11:49 am #1912
May 31, 2016 at 10:18 pm #3588May 30, 2016 at 10:08 am #3565
In my Condition Red blog, I had a section about SQ42 and also mentioned what insiders said about a trailer that was supposedly coming to the PC Gaming Show at E3.
Now word is, they’ve pulled out of the show completely. Gee, I wonder why. Could it be because i) they have nothing to show ii) whatever they show of SQ42 would pale in comparison to other offerings? No – that couldn’t possibly be it.
This not only after promising (at last year’s event) to come back this year, but also confirming it with PC Gamer; only to back out.
The Star Citizen community is ablaze (1, 2, 3) by this news, as they finally come to the realization that this project is completely FUBAR. Not to mention the fact that neither Star Citizen nor SQ42 is ever going to see a final 2016 release.
The reality of the situation is as I have stated many times already that neither Star Citizen (aka PU) nor Squadron 42, will see a “final” release in 2016. In fact, various sources have indicated to me that SQ42 episode 1 probably won’t see a release until Q4/2017, while others a pegging it at “mid to late” 2017.
One could argue for the complexity of pulling off a game like Star Citizen in an unsuited engine like CryEngine. However, those excuses don’t hold any water when applied to SQ42 which is basically a single player on-rails shooter with Godawful (according to sources) cut-scenes, script and acting.
Yet, as of this writing, aside from an awful December 2015 Morrow Tour reveal above (have you seen it?), and mocap (!) sessions, nobody has seen any game play footage of the game. Not even big media outlets (including BBC, PC Gamer) who were invited to tour Foundry 42 UK (where it is being made) last year.
Oh, and this footage from the same December 2015 Squadron 42 reveal.
Meanwhile…..May 31, 2016 at 5:56 pm #3585
The Star Citizen countdown to disaster chart has been updatedMay 31, 2016 at 5:55 pm #3584
As I wrote in the ELE blog, it’s not a single event, but rather a series of on-going events culminating in the final ELEMay 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm #3583KurtMParticipant
Is that the ELE? Looks pretty huge to me.
No, not yet. I would argue that missing or disappointing at Gamescom in Germany could be that ELE. Germany is their second most important market, with a lot of 90ties Wing Commander nostalgia going on here and german players always being big on simulation aspects. Being at the E3 PC Gamer show they are just preaching to the choir anyway, whereas in Germany they could reach an audience that they otherwise couldn’t.May 31, 2016 at 3:33 pm #3582Martijn OttoParticipant
Two days ago, I stumbled upon SC (I think it was via a comment at a No Man’s Sky review). It looked awesome on the website (the sales pitch basically), so I started looking further. Then I noticed the very expensive packages, the monthly subscription thingy (for news?), insurance (on stuff you own in a game?) and started to Google. Mainly to see if somebody actually would be a backer for 18K). Then I ended up here, and rather than having months to see this unfold, I get the whole circus one after another. It took me quite some time to read, and although I feel really sorry for those who are about to lose their money (and some a huge amount for that) I couldn’t stop reading all this and seeing it all unfold.
So thank you Derek, not only for saving me 50 bucks, but mainly for doing all this and bringing it out in the open. It’s a shame that the 114m hasn’t brought at least some of what was intended and the consequences for the gaming/kickstarter industry may be devastating. But I can’t wait for the next follow up here ;-0
BTW: You made it on EVE forums too (including a White Knight): https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6508652
Oh, and I love to read your (technical) thoughts on No Man’s Sky and on the announcement of Dual Universe: http://www.dualthegame.com/May 31, 2016 at 1:40 pm #3581May 31, 2016 at 8:06 am #3577
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