Star Citizen boss Chris Roberts released a new letter from the chairman last night, in which he details his experiences directing performance capture for Squadron 42 over the past 10 weeks. “The cast we have put together for Squadron 42 would not be out of place in a major motion picture,” he says, though he doesn’t name names at this point.
On the gameplay front, he explains why the Star Marine FPS module is taking longer than expected. There are a ton of technical issues to work out, chief among which are challenges related to matchmaking and shoring up Star Citizen’s backend netcode. Roberts also says that while Star Marine has effectively been delayed for two months, the rest of the project has not since only 15 percent of Cloud Imperium’s team has been working on FPS issues.