The video discusses the recent changes in the Star Citizen roadmap update, including the addition of physicalized cargo updates and the formation of new teams such as the economy team and vehicle gameplay feature team. The speaker expresses excitement about these changes but also raises concerns about the previous lack of progress and the need for clearer communication from the Star Citizen team.
In the video titled “They are making an ECONOMY??? | Roadmap Roundup August 9, 2023,” the speaker discusses the notable changes in the Star Citizen roadmap update. One of the changes mentioned is the addition of physicalized cargo updates to accommodate the release of the Hull C. This includes automated cargo loading and up to 32 SCU containers, though the details on how this will work are still unclear.
The speaker then highlights the formation of new teams to support upcoming tasks and the addition of development resources from the Montreal Studio. The USPU gameplay feature and systemic services and tools teams are being reformed into the Napu gameplay feature team and the economy team. The speaker expresses excitement about the establishment of an economy team but also raises concerns about the previous lack of progress in this area.
The speaker emphasizes the importance of the economy in Star Citizen and the need for supply and demand, balanced ship prices, and a cohesive gameplay experience. They hope that the economy team will address these issues and create a more immersive and realistic economic system. They acknowledge the complexity of this task and the need for a team that understands not just monetary aspects but also progression, crafting, and ownership.
Another new team mentioned is the vehicle gameplay feature team, which will focus on the persistent universe and its vehicles. The existing vehicle feature team will remain on Squadron 42. The speaker speculates on the potential responsibilities of this team, including reworking existing ships to a gold standard and adding gameplay features to vehicles.
In conclusion, the speaker expresses both excitement and caution about the roadmap updates. They are thrilled to see the establishment of an economy team but acknowledge that tangible changes may take time to materialize. They also discuss the need for clearer communication from the Star Citizen team and question the impact of other game releases on player engagement.