An independent single-player Star Citizen campaign has not yet been released, but the developers are already planning Squadron 42 sequels
Cloud Imperium Games considers Star Citizen as an evolving universe in which the Squadron 42 single-player campaign and its sequels will exist.
Carl Jones, CIG chief operating officer, announced plans to create a continuation of an independent story game in a recent interview.
He stressed that Chris Roberts' team has very big plans for the world of Star Citizen. After the studio fully completes its new office in Manchester, where it plans to accommodate 1,000 developers in 2026, it will have a long-term development of the Star Citizen universe.
Earlier, Chris Roberts said that he was not going to rush the release of the Squadron 42 single-player game, especially given the sad experience of the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt RED.
"As I said before, Squadron 42 will be released only when it is ready. We are not going to pursue any specific date, everything determines the maximum completion of the technological base, content, as well as the polishing necessary for the project.
Over the past few years, I have watched quite a lot of games that were released in a far from finished state. This Christmas season is no exception. Here it is an extra reminder of how lucky we are to have such a close-knit community of fans and a production model supported by the means of users who care only about quality, and not the desire to chase high figures in quarterly reports or the desire to make money on the holiday season," explains Chris Roberts.
The creators of Star Citizen call the Squadron 42 independent single-player campaign an "epic adventure" capable of surpassing games such as The Last of Us, God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 in terms of staging, character development and the ability to make gamers empathize with the heroes. Chris Roberts has previously said that he is aiming for a "new level of emotional engagement."
To participate in Squadron 42, the developers invited Hollywood stars, including Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel", "Mission Impossible: Consequences", "The Witcher"), Mark Hamill ("Star Wars"), Gary Oldman ("The Dark Knight", "The Fifth Element"), Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"), Ben Mendelssohn ("Star Wars: Rogue One", "Captain Marvel") and Mark Strong ("Kingsman", "Shazam!"). They showed videos with them a few years ago.