Cloud Imperium Games has released a Squadron 42 development update, teasing potential reveals at CitizenCon in October. The update highlights nearing completion of various gameplay features, progress in level design, narrative, audio, and animation, while still not confirming a release date for Squadron 42.
Cloud Imperium Games has released a Squadron 42 development update, teasing potential reveals at CitizenCon in October. The update highlights various gameplay features that are nearing completion, such as vehicle radar landing UIs and camera transitions. The team has also been working on crane controller functionality, improvements to hints and tutorials, and the vehicle Loadout terminal. Changes to vehicle aiming, including zooming in on targets and receiving additional aiming assistance, are being explored. Additionally, progress has been made on the Resource Network, level design, social narrative, and audio design.
The narrative team has been heavily involved in recent performance capture shoots, solidifying level flow and working on dialogue scripts for new and returning characters. Subtitles, collectibles, and the Galactopedia are also being worked on. Progress has been made on sound effects for various weapons, puzzles, and gadgets, and ambience has been added to locations and buildings. The animation team has been collaborating with level and AI designers to finalize animations in different areas, while combat AI and animation have been improved. The motion capture team is adding finishing narrative touches and polishing character performances.
Despite the progress, there is no confirmed release date for Squadron 42, and the team is expected to reveal more information at CitizenCon. Development seems to be nearing completion for several features, particularly in level design and cinematics. However, core mechanics still need to be completed. The update invites speculation from viewers on when Squadron 42 will be released and encourages them to share their thoughts in the comments. Finally, the video promotes NordVPN and a ship giveaway for September.