Co-op will be limited in Star Citizen’s Squadron 42 [Updated]

Do you love debating over semantics and unstated intent? Because you’re going to have a field day with this one. The original Kickstarter page for Star Citizen lists the game’s single-player campaign as offering drop-in/drop-out multiplayer options, with other interviews stating that your friends can take the role of NPC wingmen at any time. During the course of development, that plan has been scaled back considerably.

But these changes were apparently not widely known, as some players watching the most recent stream from the game’s developers are just now realizing. What some backers thought would be full-scale co-op gameplay in Squadron 42 will actually be limited to post-campaign co-op missions.

It’s important to note, of course, that this is not the most MMO-intensive part of the game anyway, but it is walking back one of the features into a more manageable form. The debate continues over the precise meaning of “drop-in/drop-out co-op.” While the original thread has been locked (at the OP’s request), conversation continues on the game’s Reddit page regarding the feature.

Source: Forums, Reddit
07/31/2015 2:38:21 PM EDT: We have rewritten the headline and middle section of this article to better reflect the chronology of the debate.
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giraffeknights
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rioinsignia Saerain whatever your preference, it was a game feature during kickstarter. That you could drop in and take over as one of the wingman. They even stated that someone could drop in as an enemy similar to the PVP in Dark Souls.

Either way. It was stated as a feature.

HOWEVER. After watching the episode in question. I don’t think they were walking back the feature. I think that drop-in co-op will exist. I think they were answering the question “will there be a co-op campaign”. No, that was never promised. Just co-op play. Which only works on missions that have wing-men. If you are behind enemy lines with no support, you wouldn’t be able to have a friend help.

At least I hope that’s how it is.

Vikingr
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Vikingr

dsmart3000ad 
Here’s more you’d call “bullshit”, no doubt. A user experience in Line of Defense. Funny stuff!

rioinsignia
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rioinsignia

Pesko william0532 Totally agree.  Derek has done more harm than good when it comes to wanting to voice criticisms.  It’s just that his narcissism and arrogance prevents him from seeing that.  The same goes for the likes of JCRG99 / Manzes who “think” they are contributing some kind of “balance” to the discussions.  When in actual fact they aren’t contributing anything of worth, and are nothing more than parasites feeding off whatever carnage they can cause with their self defined righteous crusades.  All under the guise of highlighting “concerns”.
Meanwhile people with legitimate concerns who aren’t trying to troll run the risk of being generalised as being the same kind of parasites as the above individuals.

rioinsignia
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rioinsignia

amkosh They didn’t “cut it” from SQ42 per se.  Only from the story driven campaign apparently.  There’s still misssions inside SQ42 that are co-op.

amkosh
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amkosh

SQ42 is the only reason I backed SC.  I don’t really care much about this particular feature, but it does worry me if they’re gonna cut more from it.  I hope not.

cursedseishi
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cursedseishi

Wow… Should we change the DS summon from “Derek Smart x3” to “Post an article on Star Citizen”, specially on MOP?
I’m remembering something about Derek saying he made his last post here in the foreseeable future… He must have an extreme case of near-sightedness then.

Pesko
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Pesko

william0532 You’re right, Derek Smart’s ridiculousness makes it hard to want to sound anything like him and make factual criticisms. Derek Smart has actually been the worst thing for ensuring accountability of the Star Citizen project, and has done nothing to advance its cause.

I would be one who, after watching the early videos and reading the early materials, would have reasonably thought that drop-in multiplayer in someone’s Squadron 42 campaign would have been possible.  I dislike how Campaign modes have become more of a solely single-player affair, and I thought this would have allowed some flexibility in that aspect.

But seriously…. Fuck off, Derek Smart. Your continued noise regarding this project is distracting from those of us who actually want it to succeed and have valid points to make.

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Won’t lose any sleep over this, hopefully SQ42 will be an even better more immersive experience because of it.
I mean there is an ENTIRE persistent universe on the way to play co-op with…

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dsmart3000ad Vikingr EricCartmanboy Oooh a blog post again? Powerful stuff that…. wait that actually does sweet fa and no one of importance actually cares about ;)
I remember something about ‘burning things down’ and an expensive article being taken out…. all threats and hot empty air :)
The usual from you then eh?

Ggamer
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Ggamer

dsmart3000ad Scarecrowe william0532 Smart do one, your vitriol and hatred for the competition is starting get boring now. You’re full of threats and hot air. Wasn’t one of your ‘blogs’ supposed to burn everything to the ground?
YOu’re a very sad individual who is trying to advertise your broken and buggy piece of rubbish whilst trashing someone else’s project.
The fact you are know bitching about an article done on your trashy project which is overly negative is amusing. They have only done what you have but with actual research they can back up.
The backlash in the forums on steam against you is most amusing – the fact you’re banning people who are overly negative on there is amusing especially with your verbal diarrhoea against SC when they refunded your money ;)
A massive hypocrite who for the good of the gaming community should be removed from anything to do with gaming as soon as possible.