“Star Citizen” Campaign Delayed Until 2017

“Wing Commander” creator Chris Roberts’ return to the space action genre has hit a minor snag in its final stages.

As we know, Cloud Imperium Games is set to release the massive space simulation game “Star Citizen,” a title set in a 30th-century Milky Way centered on the fictional United Empire of Earth. The game has two key components – an MMORPG, and a branching single-player and drop-in co-op campaign story titled “Star Citizen: Squadron 42”.

‘Squadron 42 boasts some big stars doing mo-cap performances and lending their voices and faces to characters in the story with actors like Gary Oldman Gillian Anderson, Andy Serkis, Mark Hamill and Mark Strong all involved. The plan was to launch it towards year’s end, but Kotaku reports that’s no longer the case.

The site says Cloud Imperium Games revealed during this year’s CitizenCon that the title is moving out of this year due to hitting a snag in the development stage – specifically to do with the game’s AI systems and the non-playable characters. They confirm the mo-cap work has been completed and the game is still coming, it just doesn’t have a new date as yet.