Also expected to come later in the year is the ability to buy ships in-game using earned in-game currency which will obviously be a huge change to the Cloud Imperium Games business model which now funds the company and development of the game by selling virtual spaceships to backers to use in game.
Squadron 42 is said to be a cinematic single-player adventure game that will have players playing as a rookie combat pilot.
You've got Gillian Anderson, Oscar victor Gary Oldman, John Rhys-Davies from "Lord Of The Rings", Mark Strong from 'Kingsman', Mark Hamill, our own Liam Cunningham, Andy Serkis, and there's even Craig Fairbrass from basically every "Call Of Duty" game that's ever been.
But still, it would be unfair to call it vapourware (or even a scam as some have even dared say) given that portions of the game are already playable, while the game's alpha version recently got another update which increased the number of pilotable vehicles in the game to 70, improved frame rates and made other tweaks. To do this, the new technology scans a player's face using their webcam, producing in-game character reactions and lip synchronisation. Every new update has more features, more details, and more things.More news: Beto O’Rourke Shatters Campaign Records by Raising $38.1 Million
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The released trailer makes Squadron 42 look far more like a movie than a game, and considering how close it is to being finished, that might be more appropriate.
However, the fact that this game has been in development for so long has led some to call the project "vapourware", saying Christ Roberts' baby will be stuck in development hell forever and never see the light of day.