For several months it has been clear that Star Citizen 2020 will celebrate a very profitable year. Now speaks Chris Roberts, Founder of developer Cloud Imperium Games, about the success game and also how it affected the number of players. He also goes into the development status of Squadron 42.
The USD 100 million will not be cracked
For a long time it looked like Star Citizen could for the first time manage to raise more than 100 million US dollars in a single year. In the end, the title could not reach this magical mark. Nonetheless, Chris Roberts is satisfied. Because 2020 was still going strong 60 percent better than last year
It is already being played hard: Star Citizen is not only doing well financially, it can also attract more and more players. Over 740,000 unique users played the title during the year. And for the first time more than since 2016. Half a million of them either never stopped spending time in Star Citizen or came back after a long break. The rest, however, were completely new players. Overall there are currently 1.177.919 Accountswho paid for the Star Citizen.
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Squadron 42 is still in the stars
He also lost a few words about the planned Squadron 42 single-player campaign. It was only postponed this year indefinitely and the new progress tracker shows that the game is well start beta in 2022 at the earliest becomes. Roberts himself explains, however, that the new roadmap is not intended to estimate a release of the campaign.
He goes on to say that it is far too early to discuss a release of Squadron 42, which is a change from previous statements by the team. Because before the last postponement it already received a release date more often and older statements by the developers often gave the impression that completion was imminent.
Usually, it’s up to the publisher to set deadlines and release dates. Star Citizen does not have a publisher and so there is no pressure. In a video column, colleague Peter debates whether this is a good or a bad thing:
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It comes when it’s done: He also emphasizes earlier statements and explains that he does not want to publish Squadron 42 quickly just to meet a date. Only when all the technology is in place, the content is fully developed and time has been spent on polishing will it be released.
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