Star Citizen’s rolled out its massive CitizenCon finale last night in LA, with multiple Cloud Imperium reps hitting the stage during the presentation to talk up everything from the Spectrum community tools to the Star Citizen progress report and roadmap, finishing out with a long, in-engine video on procedural planet tech.
Probably the big news was that Chris Roberts admitted that the star-studded, standalone, story-driven Squadron 42 wasn’t ready to be shown as planned and indeed has been delayed beyond this year as rumored — we just don’t know when. One journalist told Reddit, “Talked w/ Erin Roberts at the Con, he said it was animations for different things, such as repairing and the like. It would not have looked as fluid as it was needed to be. Literally EVERYTHING else was finished. They want to have that one shot to show off SQ42 in its top condition. Hope I am paraphrasing everything correctly. I’ll be glad to wait for the finished product.”
That doesn’t mean the event was without any detractors; there’s a massive thread complaining about the show on Reddit. While the planetary tech is indeed gorgeous, backer concerns center on SQ42, delays, and a lack of desired gameplay previews for specific types of content, like capital ships.
We’ve tucked the whole presentation below, but if you’re strapped for time, jump to about 1:25:30 — that’s when it starts feeling like an IMAX show.