Squadron 42 – Pre-alpha gameplay footage surfaces, shows incredible lip-syncing and gorgeous visuals

During its Holiday Special 2017 event, Cloud Imperium has finally showcased the single-player part of Star Citizen, Squadron 42. As always, do note that this gameplay footage is from a pre-alpha WIP build and does not represent the quality of the final product.

Right from the start, we get to see the amazing station and its stunning attention to detail that Cloud Imperium has created. Moreover, we get to see some really impressive lip-syncing, incredibly detailed character models and gorgeous visuals. However, we can’t overlook the really awful walking animations of pretty much all NPCs.

Cloud Imperium showcased one hour of gameplay footage from Squadron 42 and below you can find its video from TwitchTV (gameplay footage starts at 32:30). This one-hour gameplay footage features cut-scenes, exploration, space combat as well as first-person firefights.

Squadron 42 looks really promising, though as you will see it needs a lot of work. As said, this is pre-alpha gameplay footage which means that the final product may differ from what has been shown during this event.

Furthermore, we don’t expect to see Squadron 42 anytime soon. Cloud Imperium’s Steve Bender said that this is still early stage stuff, so we might be looking at a game that will come out in 2019 or 2020.

But anyway, enjoy Squadron 42’s gameplay footage and stay tuned for more!

Squadron 42: Pre-Alpha WIP Gameplay - Vertical Slice w/ Director's Commentary

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