Cloud Imperium hints at Squadron 42 sequels

Cloud Imperium hints at Squadron 42 sequels

Developer Cloud Imperium Games has said that there are plans for sequels to Star Citizen spin-off Squadron 42.

Speaking to MCV/Develop – as spotted by PC Gamer – the studio's chief operating officer Carl Jones said that in five years time, the firm will be working on sequels to Squadron 42.

"We'll still have huge development resources," Jones said. "Because by that time we'll be developing the sequel and sequels for Squadron 42."

This comes in the wake of Cloud Imperium investing to create a massive new studio in Manchester. This is set to open its doors in May of this year and the company has plans to employ 1,000 people by 2026. CEO Chris Roberts is even coming over to oversee Squadron 42's development, with Jones is saying that the firm hopes to get Squadron 42 released in the next few years.

"I guess we’ll see how long [Roberts] needs to be over [in the UK]. But yeah, it could be one or two years more," Jones said.

"He’s spending more time over here with the Squadron 42 team and with our other developers, but it’ll be this year when he moves over for longer periods of time. Hopefully, that means we can progress Squadron 42 through to completion faster. We want to get that game finished, but it will be finished when it’s ready."

Squadron 42 is the single-player spin off to Star Citizen. Both titles were crowdfunded in 2012. Yep, ten years ago.

To date, the game has raised more than $429 million in funding

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