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Squadron 42 PC

A combination of space simulator and action adventure game, referring to such titles as Wing Commander. The production was initally designed as a solo campaign in Star Citizen, a game from Cloud Imperium Games - a company founded by the famous game developer Chris Roberts.

Simulation | FPP | science fiction | Space Simulator | FPS | Cosmic | crowdfunding | indie games

PC / Windows
Squadron 42 cover

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

The official release date of the game for PC has not been announced yet.

Squadron 42 is a new project by Cloud Imperium Games, founded by Chris Roberts, creator of games such as Wing Commander and Freelancer. The title is a combination of FPS and space simulator genres and was created as part of an ambitious Star Citizen project, but over time, the developers decided to make it an independent production. The game was financed by a crowdfunding campaign.

Plot

The action takes place in the 30th century. Humanity explores the cosmos and attempts to colonize it, meeting various alien races in universe. In terms of civilization, society and culture, the human race has merged into one political entity, under the name of the United Earth Empire. Living in the UEE is not easy - you have to earn the status of a citizen by military or civil service. The player takes on the role of a young recruit of the title, elite squadroon of stellar pilots.

Mechanics

Playing the role of a starship pilot, the player travels faraway corners of the universe, fights enemies and performs various missions. You move around the game not only in a spacecraft, but also on foot - then the game resembles a shooter with adventure elements (part of the time you spend exploring and talking to the characters we meet). As the game progresses, you develop the hero's skills and acquire new equipment - both weapons and ships - a wide range of different space vehicles is available to the player.

The story told in the game is also more than rudimentary - the creators put a lot of effort into making it truly cinematic.

Game modes

Squadron 42 campaign can be played in solo mode only, but the game gives you access to several smaller online modes: The Commander Arena (fighters' dogfights - against bots or human opponents), Murray Cup (aircraft racing) and Star Marine (a mode that resembles a classic multiplayer, first-person-view shooter).

Technical aspects

Squadron 42 features a very attractive three-dimensional graphical design, which was created using the Lumberyard engine (developed by Amazon) and an advanced physics system. In the game you will also find great animations created with the use of cutting-edge motion capture technology. Many well-known and celebrated actors were involved in the Cloud Imperium Games' biggest project, among them Liam Cunningham (best known for his role of Davos in Game of Thrones), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from Star Wars), Gary Oldman (Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula) or Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully from The X-Files).


Expectations: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.  

Roberts: Squadron 42 in ways better than RDR 2 and GoW
Roberts: Squadron 42 in ways better than RDR 2 and GoW

news 27 December 2018 15:51

In an interview, Chris Roberts, the mastermind behind the huge and puzzling projects, have said that his games will be better than RDR2 or GoW.

Star Citizen - in 2017 production costed $4 million per month
Star Citizen - in 2017 production costed $4 million per month

news 21 January 2019 11:57

It seems that money and Star Citizen are two inseparable topics. Studio Cloud Imperium Games, responsible for production, has published a document in which it reveals some data on financial management.

Forbes Criticizes Star Citizen's Developers
Forbes Criticizes Star Citizen's Developers

news 04 May 2019 14:45

Forbes magazine has published an article about development of Star Citizen. The feature shows that the production of the game is not going well, and Cloud Imperium Games may run out of money soon. The reason for this is the "incompetence and poor management" of the project by Chris Roberts, who is wasting his time and resources in his studio.

Squadron 42 - Beta-tests „Staggered” by Three Months
Squadron 42 - Beta-tests „Staggered” by Three Months

news 31 August 2019 20:17

Cloud Imperium Games has announced that both its games - Star Citizen and Squadron 42 will be developed in „Staggered Development” mode. For this reason, the Squadron 42 beta-tests have been delayed by three months.

Star Citizen - Watch the Beautiful Visual Teaser of Squadron 42
Star Citizen - Watch the Beautiful Visual Teaser of Squadron 42

news 26 December 2019 14:29

Cloud Imperium Games has published a new trailer for Squadron 42, the standalone story mode for Star Citizen, to celebrate the holiday season. It focuses on presenting the game's impressive visuals.

The Star Cast of Squadron 42 - Comparison of Actors and Their Digital Counterparts
The Star Cast of Squadron 42 - Comparison of Actors and Their Digital Counterparts

news 10 February 2020 23:53

Fab group Star Citizen France released a video presenting the cast of Squadron 42. In the 6-minute video we see a comparison of the actors to the characters they play. The cast includes Henry Cavill, Gary Oldman and Gillian Anderson.

Star Citizen - Fans are Irritated by Lack of Promised News on Squadron 42
Star Citizen - Fans are Irritated by Lack of Promised News on Squadron 42

news 28 July 2020 14:04

Some fans of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 decided to point out insufficient communication about the progress of the latter. This March, the developers promised that they would provide this type of news much more often than before, but unfortunately this promise was not kept.

The Launch of Squadron 42 is Still Light-years Away
The Launch of Squadron 42 is Still Light-years Away

news 10 October 2020 21:59

We shouldn't expect Squadron 42 making its debut anytime soon. In a recent Q&A session Chris Roberts revealed that the development process will continue. No one wants to release a half-finished product.

Squadron 42 Will be a Polished Game; Chris Roberts Points to Cyberpunk 2077
Squadron 42 Will be a Polished Game; Chris Roberts Points to Cyberpunk 2077

news 28 December 2020 10:30

The developers of Squadron 42 informed that for the time being they are unable to determine even an approximate release date. The project will appear when it is ready. The community will be able to follow the progress with a new tool that has been made available by Cloud Imperium Games.

Star Citizen Breaks New Fundraising Records Fuelled by Player Hope
Star Citizen Breaks New Fundraising Records Fuelled by Player Hope

news 05 January 2021 18:58

Although Cyberpunk 2077 surprised many players with the number of bugs, it remains in the shadow of the „master” in terms of development time and condition - Star Citizen. The latter, although still in alpha phase, is raising more and more funds.

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