Each and every week, we accompany the Roadmap update with a brief explanatory note to give you insight into the decision-making that led to any changes. This is part of an effort to make our communications more transparent, more specific, and more insightful for all of you who help to make Star Citizen and Squadron 42 possible.
With that, let’s dive into this week’s roundup!
-CIG Community Team
Notable Changes for December 6th, 2019
The following cards on the PU Roadmap have been moved into polish:
- New Babbage Landing Zone – Exterior
- Rest Stop Space Station: Interior Variants
- microTech Planet
- Vehicle Look Ahead Camera
- Vehicle Third Person Camera
- FPS: Close Combat
- Law System v2: Fines
- Mining Heads
- Rescue Hijacked 890 Jump
- Restricted Area Rework
- Advanced Gunship Defensive Maneuvers
- Apocalypse Arms Animus Missile Launcher
- Behring P6-LR Ballistic Sniper Rifle
- Planet Tech V4
PU – Restricted Areas
Following review, we’ve determined Restricted Areas will require more time to work out a few implementation issues and has been moved to Alpha 3.9.
PU – Planetary Weather Effects
Planetary Weather Effects has been added to Alpha 3.8 and has been set to polishing. This card introduces the first iteration of snow, dust, and sand storm effects on planets, as well as a variety of accompanying effects, including impacts to atmospheric flight. Some elements of weather seen at CitizenCon, alongside dynamic weather tech, will be added to the Roadmap separately in the future.
PU – Server-side Object Container Streaming (SOCS)
Server-side Object Container Streaming has been added to Alpha 3.8 and has been set to polishing. SOCS is core technology which allows us to stream in and out Object Containers and other entities on the server contextually, based on the players connected to said server. By only loading Object Containers when they are required, fewer entities are loaded on the server at any one time, resulting in reduced server load per instance.
PU – microTech Collection
Because the stores where you will be able to purchase this collection will be in New Babbage, the microTech Collection has been shifted back to Alpha 3.9 to correspond with the release of the landing zone.
The following cards on the SQ42 Roadmap have been moved into completed:
- FPS: Close Combat
- Flight Gunships
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