Cloud Imperium has revealed that the highly anticipated alpha 3.0 release of Star Citizen has been delayed to September. While this build was said to be released in August, Cloud Imperium decided to delay it in order to further optimize it and address some stability issues.
As the team noted:
“This week, we entered the optimization, polish and bug fixing phase for the 3.0 feature set. As there have been so many features and content implemented, we’ve encountered some stability issues that we want to address before going to a wider test audience.”
Star Citizen’s alpha 3.0 build is now planned to be released sometime between September 4th and September 11th.
Cloud Imperium added:
“The ongoing work on the new Patcher system (that will save you from having to completely re-download each build) and some new bugs with CopyBuild3 (our internal version of the patcher) have also slowed us down. Because of this we have pushed back the Evocati and subsequent date ranges to reflect the additional time needed to get Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 ready for prime time.”