Cits and Civs, Captains and Commanders, you’re tuned to episode 409 of Guard Frequency — the best damn space sim podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday August 19, 2022 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at GuardFrequency.com
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This Week’s Schedule
- Flight Deck
- Elite: Dangerous
- Star Citizen
- Dual Universe
- Next we’ll bring you a headline from the real world coming through the Squawk Box
- Feedback Loop
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Star Citizen is still enjoying the great and unparalleled success of Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.17.2 and everything is sweetness and light. As far as Tony knows, all is quiet on the Western Front and there is nothing standing between us and the almost immediate release of Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.18… at the end of this year, probably.
Elite Dangerous, in their persistent and unrelenting efforts to unite the playerbase under the single banner of the glorious version 4, has once again managed to fracture the playerbase through exclusive instancing. Players who upgrade to the free version 4 will NOT be able to instance with players who have purchased the Odyssey DLC in version 4. If you hoighty-toighty high-society-types who paid for the upgrade want to go slumming with the freeloaders, you’ll have to do it in Horizons 3.8. Y’know, where the unwashed masses play. HOWEVER, the official announcement of this decision came with the caveat that they could change their minds at some point. That point should be now. Like, right now.
Avorion has released their very own Roadmap – yes Tony I said it – and they have been taking careful notes from all the other space games around these days on how to design and build a Roadmap. Meaning it’s vague and non-specific and doesn’t contain any dates besides the year. On the other hand, that year is the current one, and they say that everything on the list should be done before the end of it. See, Tony? It’s not that bad.
And lo and behold, Dual Universe is dragging itself across the finish line and announcing a release date of September 27, 2022. The steam announcement page doesn’t have much in the way of groundbreaking changes from the last time we looked at it. The interesting part is how they are handling the transition from beta to launch, and I thought we should mine their plan for shiny tidbits that we can overanalyze.
- Is orange the new black in Star Citizen, and are you looking for your new jumpsuit?
- Are you interested in checking out Dual Universe now that you can pay to catch up with the beta testers?
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