Over the past few months there’s been a surge of negativity surrounding Star Citizen. Questions are being asked, and rightly so, about just whether Roberts Space Industries’ title is ever going to arrive, or indeed if it can live up to its ambitious premise. Just when things seemed to be coming to a head, CIG go and host the annual CitizenCon and go and blow everyone away again.
The bulk of what was shown was a look at Squadron 42 - Star Citizen’s single-player component. This one’s long overdue. We had a chat with Erin Roberts last year and he expected Squadron 42 to be out in the first half of 2015. Anyway, they’ve clearly been busy since then as they’ve got some absolutely A-list talent on board, including Gillian Anderson, Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Mark Strong and John Ryse Davies. It’s easy to see how that $92 million doesn’t really stretch all that far now… [More]