Star Citizen’s eagerly anticipated Arena Commander dogfighting module has been delayed.
Scheduled to launch yesterday, the Arena Commander has been delayed due to a number of unresolved bugs that the team at Cloud Imperium believed were too damaging to launch with…
"It would be foolish to release an unstable build, even if pre-alpha for the sake of meeting an internal deadline," wrote Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts . "This is the power of the crowdfunding that made Star Citizen possible: a publisher would make us ship tomorrow regardless of the current build quality… but as you are all focused on quality rather than a financial return for shareholders we are able to take a few more days to deliver something that is stable."
A number of critical bugs were still present in the current version of Star Citizen, including the camera being stuck looking up after respawns, lasers and ballistic fire occasionally being invisible, and the game crashing shortly after a missile lock.
For now the development team is going to provide daily updates until the Arena Commander update launches, in an effort to keep Kickstarter backers more informed.
Star Citizen recently announced that it had surpassed $44 million in crowd-sourced funding, making it the most successful Kickstarter to date. More than 450,000 have contributed to Star Citizen’s funding to date, and for those who haven’t an official release is expected in 2015.
Any GD’ers forked out for Kickstarter backing to gain early access, or would you rather than wait to see if Star Citizen is worth it?
Disappointed by the dogfighting delay?