Happy Friday, everyone!
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 said, let’s go ahead and dive into this week’s Roadmap Roundup!
-CIG Community Team
Notable Changes for April 3rd, 2020
Contacts List Refactor/Friends List Unification
This card has been added to the Alpha 3.9 column. We’ve created a single “Friends/Contacts Service” that both Spectrum AND the DGS can pull from in order to display a player’s contacts/friends list. This will allow for things such as “Pending” friend and party invites as well as visibility to whether players are online or not. The Front End UI will be rebuilt in our new Building Block Tech to allow for future expansion of the functionality. Additionally, the main goal is to allow for easier “player to player” connectivity within the SC Universe. By converting this into a unified service, it will also lay the framework to create better lobby functionality in the future for all game modes (with the initial focus being with connecting to other players in the PU).
Space Station – Refinery Deck
This card has been added to the PU Roadmap under the 4.1 Column. Refinery Decks are dedicated areas in Rest Stops that serve as mining hubs, where the player can drop off mined materials to be refined, pick up mining missions, or buy new mining equipment.
This card has been added to the PU Roadmap under the 4.0 Column. Finalizing GrimHEX, making it a complete landing zone. Main changes will include new location-branded utilitarian hangars accessible by the main hub, a scramble race feature, and additional content.
As you may be aware, we’ve been testing the Idris battle with our Evocati test group. Through these tests, we’ve discovered that the mission didn’t feel as good as we wanted it to, therefore we’d like to take a bit more time to ensure battling an Idris for the first time feels great. For these reasons, we’ve moved this card to the 4.0 column.
While the m50’s improvements are looking really good, we’ve made the call to hold this update back to ensure the changes meet our high standards. As a result of this decision, this card has been moved to the 4.0 Column.
- Esperia Prowler
That’s all for this week! Join the discussion on Spectrum.