This video discusses the creator’s expectations for Star Citizen in 2024, including changes to ship mechanics, the addition of new features like freight elevators and character customization, and progress towards Squadron 42 and server meshing. They anticipate new vehicles, missions, UI improvements, and overall stability in the game.
In this video, the creator discusses their expectations for Star Citizen in 2024. They begin by mentioning that ships will fly differently with the introduction of Master modes, which will change the way combat is approached. They also anticipate the addition of freight elevators, allowing players to store their cargo, ships, vehicles, and items persistently. The UI is expected to undergo a drastic change, improving FPS combat, game interactions, and the star map. The character customizer, including options for hairstyles, tattoos, piercings, and more, will be added to the game. New distribution centers will be introduced, replacing some of the existing bunkers and adding more life to the game.
The creator predicts that new vehicles will be added, particularly expanding on the M brand with a new heavy fighter. They also expect the release of RSI ships like the Polaris and Apollo, as well as more ground vehicles such as the g12 from Origin. They mention that 2024 will be the year of Star Citizen Alpha 4.0, which will include the Pyro system and server meshing. The goal is to release Alpha 4.0 in the summer, but delays are expected. Server meshing will require further testing and the finalization of the replication layer before being added to live servers.
Other expectations include the addition of creatures like Terra cows and smaller creatures like rodents or birds. More missions, including investigation and freight missions, are anticipated. The creator believes that Cloud Imperium Games will focus on consolidating their tech, improving stability, and addressing quality of life issues. They mention the possibility of larger player counts per server and expect updates on the resource management system and base building. They also suggest that the release date for Squadron 42 should be announced during Invictus Fleet Week, aiming for a 2024 release to avoid competing with Grand Theft Auto 6 in 2025.
In conclusion, the creator shares their thoughts on the upcoming year in Star Citizen, discussing changes to ship mechanics, the addition of new features like freight elevators and character customization, and the progress towards Squadron 42 and server meshing. They anticipate new vehicles, missions, and improvements to the game’s UI and overall stability.