Star Citizen Developers Respond To Fan Backlash From Lack Of Development Update Video

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Fans of Star Citizen are not too happy right now, and rightly so. The developers of the game, Cloud Imperium Gaming, promised the fans that the studio will be releasing a video update about the development process of Squadron 42. Squadron 42 is a single-player campaign that takes place in the same universe as Star Citizen. However, that video was never uploaded and fans have been waiting.

The lack of development video created a backlash in the community. This forced the developers' hand and they released an official statement explaining why there was no video.

“The recent Squadron 42 video update, which is a brand-new show we were debuting called “The Briefing Room,” was a lower-effort video that we embarked on with the goal of sharing more information with you but in a scrappy and fast manner, so as to minimize the disruption to the dev team and yet still give you new information,” the statement said. “We planned for this to be a semi-regular show, with its cadence depending on how well the content was received and how disruptive (or not) this first episode would be to our dev team. This first episode was meant to focus specifically on (spoiler alert) updates on our conversation interrupt tech and level design in Squadron 42.”

Apparently, the devs thought that the video they did have was underwhelming and wasn’t ‘good enough’ as they wanted it to be. That’s why the video was delayed.

“What we discovered after the whole piece was finished and getting ready for publish was that our approach resulted in an underwhelming show. Not only did the episode have major audio issues due to WFH recording, but it lacked visuals to support the talking, and we truly prefer to show rather than tell,” the official statement revealed. “Ultimately, we decided that it wasn’t good enough to show, even for a “scrappy” video that was not meant to be a marketing sizzle trailer. However, before that “stop ship” message could permeate our entire marketing org, we had moved forward with a public publish date.”

Even after 10 years in development, a release date for Star Citizen, and Squadron 42 is not confirmed. It could still be a couple of years. Many people have called the game a scam, however, that seems unlikely because some big names are tied to the project like Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, and Ben Mendelsohn.

So what do you think? Are you interested in Squadron 42? When do you think the game is be going to be released? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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