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Surprise! Star Citizen’s 3.5 Alpha update is late thanks to ‘critical bugs’

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Star Citizen, the gift that keeps on giving. Back in March, the most crowdfunded game in history had its community in a good mood as Update 3.5 Alpha was around the corner. A brand new module of goodies, filled with all manner of neat stuff! Flight models were going to be retooled and there would be new planets added to the game. Heck, there’d even be playable women. The last week of March was going to be brilliant. Here’s the original pitch for that big update:

Alpha 3.5 continues to deliver on Cloud Imperium’s promise to release new content on a quarterly release schedule for Star Citizen, and adds many new and exciting features to the game, including newly playable female characters, the city-planet ArcCorp and its two moons, an entirely re-worked flight model that differs in-atmosphere gravitational physics from space flight, new CIG Character Customization Technology that creates for endless character customization options, numerous new missions, ships and weapons for players to enjoy and dozens of quality of life and performance improvements.

It’s now past the halfway point in April and the 3.5 Alpha still hasn’t popped up. While the original goal was for developer Cloud Imperium to roll out the update to top tier and normal backers, take a break from social publishing for three weeks and crack on with content for the Alpha 3.6 quarterly update, none of that has actually happened.

What is playable in the 3.5 alpha is bits of content that has only been accessible on the PTU, which many backers are wary of as any progress within that section of the game won’t carry over and will require a re-download once it is wiped from the servers. Meanwhile, Cloud Imperium is pushing out emails to help assure players that the real content is totes on the way still. Via Massively OP, here’s the mail from Friday:

starcitizen email

Miscommunication, more delays and even more bugs being discovered in Star Citizen? At this point in the excruciatingly lengthy development of Star Citizen, I’m hardly surprised. Still, it’s nice to see what over $200 million in crowdfunding gets you after eight years, right?

Last Updated: April 16, 2019


  1. Kromas

    April 16, 2019 at 10:35

    Oh crap. I forgot about it. Maybe when 3.5 releases I will download it again and play a bit.


    • th3SiCn3ss

      April 16, 2019 at 15:00

      Already installed 🙂 just waiting on patch drop…

      3.5 patch is major & they’ve started implementing persistence in the habs for testing as well as proper AI mission integration. The new mission they added looks fking awesome (it turns into a pvp mission if failed).


      • Kromas

        April 16, 2019 at 15:46

        Too many games I am playing. Division 2 and Wolfestein. I wanna clear old blood so I can start 2 so I am ready for Young Blood.


  2. HvR

    April 16, 2019 at 10:41

    Just 6 more years and they will break Duke Nukem Forever’s record


  3. WickedMONK3Y

    April 16, 2019 at 12:00

    • HairyEwok

      April 16, 2019 at 12:07

      How much per puff?


  4. Gavin Mannion

    April 16, 2019 at 10:14

    it’s a crying shame the feature image isn’t shown in the post. Which retard didn’t make that a thing that can be done?


    • The D

      April 16, 2019 at 10:41

      I thought my image was good and the hidden joke was on point.


      • Sageville

        April 18, 2019 at 12:02

        I loved it, quality header!


  5. Llama In The Rift

    April 16, 2019 at 11:18

    Cyberpunk release date: 2077 ( or when its ready )

    Star Citizen release date: How about giving us some more cash?


  6. Antoine Vincent Bourget

    April 16, 2019 at 18:30

    Coming back in 5 years lol


  7. rePool

    April 16, 2019 at 22:35

    Waiting for Joe Blobbers… any second now.


  8. BretJones

    April 17, 2019 at 23:58


    Yeah, totally fake and vaporware, god will kicking the every living shit out of all you crybaby, whining, bitches to the point you all have to start a fresh char every 5 minutes will be astoundingly orgasmic, and filled with maniacal laughter.


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