Cloud Imperium has announced that they will finally release a beta of the single-player campaign for Star Citizen, but you’ll be waiting a while. The company released a brand new development roadmap this week in which they have laid out goals they’d like to achieve before they can release the game in full. Right now, as you can see on their website, the public beta is not even set to be released to the market until Q2 of 2020, another year and a half away.
While it’s nice to see where the game is and where they want to be, players should keep in mind that a roadmap is not a final schedule, and that all things are subject to change depending on how fast or slow certain things take place in development. And while we applaud the devs for all the work they’ve done so far and all the money they’ve raised… this is a long damn journey for a space adventure game that some believe should have been finished long ago. Star Citizen is been in development for well over seven years and raised over $200 million in crowdfunding, and now it’s confirmed the game will probably be in development for another two years at the very least. When we finally get to the end of this nearly decade-long journey, it better be a complete title.