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Star Citizen FPS module is just “weeks away”

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Star Citizen FPS module due in weeks

Let’s face it: the past few weeks have been rough for Robert Space Initiative and Cloud Imperium Games. A newly brewed storm of worries over Star Citizen’s scope and project plan surfaced shortly after the FPS module for the game was delayed – a portion of the game that many feel is holding back the real meat of the ambitious space sim. Originally meant for April, the FPS module is still waiting in the wings, but only for a short while.

In some of the more positive news that game has received in recent weeks, Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts has promised that the FPS Module is merely “weeks away”, sticking with comments made by a Cloud Imperium representative last week concerning the games progress. It is, still, well off the April timeframe that was originally pencilled in, but Roberts says it was nothing more than a little miscommunication.

“When I made the [Letter from the Chairman] update — when we showed it at PAX East, we said we hoped it was going to be out sometime in April, but ‘don’t hold me to that’ was what I actually said.”

“We did the update in May, and obviously people have been waiting a long time for it. A large amount of the company, especially now, has been working on it. We’ve got extra help from the German studio, which is a bunch of CryEngine experts. I’ve got a build on my machine with both the FPS and the Gamescom

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, so I’m actually helping out with the code a bit. But we didn’t want to give a date because, well, we sort of don’t want to get burnt by that.”

Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened – with the delay acting as the catalyst for the weeks of mistrust and controversy the game has endured. In a way, RSI and Cloud Imperium could use this to their benefit, especially if they’re planning to showcase the game at Gamescom in a few weeks. A showcase that, I hope, is far better than the meaningless update Chris Roberts had at E3.

If Star Citizen really is undergoing incredible progress over the next few weeks, the German Expo will be the perfect place to assure backers that their money hasn’t been sucked into a black hole. Or, at the very least, silence a few critics of the project.

Last Updated: July 20, 2015


  1. My boss said my next pay increase is weeks away, then he said there 52 weeks in a year…..


    • CypherGate

      July 20, 2015 at 13:05

      At least your boss said that. Mine just laid low and never said anything. To this day I still wonder when that time will come.


      • Hammersteyn

        July 20, 2015 at 13:08



        • CypherGate

          July 20, 2015 at 13:10

          Thats exactly the expression I have. Still waiting to hear from him lol


          • Admiral Chief in Skellige

            July 20, 2015 at 13:30

            I’m in the same boat dude :/

          • CypherGate

            July 20, 2015 at 13:35

            But they quick to demand things to get done. So sad.

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 20, 2015 at 12:21

    “Newly brewed storm of worries” = Hurricane Sandy in a tea cup. ;P


    • Hammersteyn

      July 20, 2015 at 12:22



  3. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    July 20, 2015 at 12:24

    “Robert Space Initiative” lol

    Edit: I just realized you may have not meant it as a joke and it is a valid misprint. that upgrades the lol to a rofl. 😛


  4. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    July 20, 2015 at 13:00

    What the awesome folks over at Roberts Space Industries omit from this is that time over there is measured in light years. So a few weeks away may as well be a trip to Mars. But Don’t Stop Believing!


    • konfab

      July 20, 2015 at 15:09

      Light-years is a unit of distance. Rather use eons, eras or yottaseconds for hyperbole.:3


      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        July 20, 2015 at 16:28

        Ah well. I stand corrected then. Thank you, kind sir. 🙂


    • Ainar

      July 20, 2015 at 19:26

      I have waited gallons for this game already, an ampere more or less won’t make much of a difference 🙂


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