Welcome to the July 2019 Star Citizen Progress Report
Welcome to the July 2019 progress report about Star Citizen & Squadron 42. This is the 4th report in the series since November 2018.
Information for this report comes from the SC FOCUS features completion page which has been updated again here: https://scfocus.org/star-citizen-s42-features-complete/
Star Citizen & Squadron 42 Report Conclusion
Star Citizen is roughly 31% complete as of July 2019.
This represents an increase of 4% on our previous report in April 2019.
Squadron 42 features were the only ones to move again indicating continued development focus on S42.
July 2019 Progress Report (Details)
Since the previous report, Alpha 3.6 has added subtle gameplay improvements and enhancements. 4 additional tracked features are now marked as "Playable":
- NPC Patrols
- Wear & Tear
- Ship Decals
Hacking was also considered, however Ship hacking does not seem to be testable yet. Ship Rentals have been pushed to 3.6.1 and have not been included in this report. Contraband was also considered but not included.
No features deemed for Star Citizen only from our speculative list have changed status from the last progress report. This makes two progress reports in a row without any Star Citizen Only features moving to the "Playable" state.
Alpha 3.6 brings total tracked feature completion for both games to 31%.
Browse the list of 104 Star Citizen & Squadron 42 Features for Tracking.
Even though Alpha 3.6 seemed to be a "small" update the number of Squadron 42 & Star Citizen features that can be considered new in this patch are quite significant. While not massive content, things like Atmosphere, NPC Patrols, Hacking and the Law System provide quite a boost in completion percentage.
Alpha 3.6 seemed to be a "small" patch but it actually included more of the features in the Tracking list than the Alpha 3.5 patch.
Project Progress Velocity seems at the current time to be "Slow" but "Faster than before".
Squadron 42 Release Date - Update
At this time Community sentiment appears to be that Squadron 42 will be delayed by 9 months at least. This places feature completion somewhere around Q1 2021 for the Closed Beta to start. It can be seen in the Squaron 42 Roadmap that the final two quarters of 2019 are very feature heavy.
Current S42 release date guesstimate: No Sooner Than Q3 of 2021 is likely
Star Citizen Release Date - Update
With Squadron 42 features still taking the focus of the project, it seems unlikely that the "feature complete" version will be playable before 2022.
Playability - New
For this report we are introducing the Playability score. This aims to give new recruits an idea of how "Playable" Star Citizen is.
Playability Score: Barely Playable
Alpha 3.6 has brought continued improvements and optimizations. While the total content available is enough for "Testing" purposes it it not currently a game that can be recommended due to bugs and the quarterly resets. Much of the game is still in development as highlighted by this report.
The list of 104 features used to track "progress" in this report are listed at the Star Citizen Completion Features Percentage Page. This is a highly simplified list of features out of thousands of technical, art and gameplay features that the game(s) will end up having. 104 were chosen as a simplified average set of gameplay features that were deemed to be included in what the author guesses is probably required in the final games to be considered "complete".
The data is gathered as objectively as possible and is non-promotional in nature.
As always, this article does not represent the official views of Star Citizen. It is provided as speculation to help SC FOCUS org plan the strategy going forward. This information is provided to readers openly and freely and each reader is free to form their own opinion.