Star Citizen doc shows how bugs and scope led to Squadron 42 demo being pulled from CitCon

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If there’s one word that you’d associate with Star Citizen and Squadron 42 – its standalone single-player campaign – it would be ‘ambition’. That ambition is what makes it such an exciting project, but it’s also ultimately why the game is taking so long to create.

At CitizenCon, Cloud Imperium were supposed to be showing off a slice of Squadron 42, but it never happened. The documentary above details why. 

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It’s not the first time progress hasn’t met expectations for Cloud Imperium founder Chris Roberts. Recently ex-staff accused him of slowing down the game’s development with impossible standards.

The video above certainly shows Roberts being hands-on, asking questions and voicing his disappointment with the demo’s progress.

The documentary doesn’t exactly show the team in the best light, so it’s amazing that they’ve released it, really. It’s a brutal, honest look into a tough development process. You can see a lot of the developers look burned out, fed up and plain tired.

For what it’s worth, it seems like they made the right decision to pull the demo. We’ll all see it when it releases online anyway, so hopefully they can all have a little sleep now.