Cits and Civs, Captains and Commanders, you’re tuned to episode 466 of Guard Frequency — the best damn space game podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday, November 3 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at GuardFrequency.com
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This Week’s Schedule
- Flight Deck
- Elite Dangerous
- Star Citizen
- The continuing collapse of the gaming industry as a whole
- Feedback Loop
Links & The Like
Elite Dangerous bids a fond farewell to one of its favorites as Community Manager Extraordinaire Sally Morgan-Moore sets sail for greener pastures as her train leaves the station – as well as other metaphors. Also, Frontier released its full formal annual report and Tony skimmed it for anything interesting. Good news everyone: Odyssey was NOT the worst mistake Frontier ever made!
Star Citizen released Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.21.1: PYRO PLAYGROUND to the Wave 1 testers on the Preview Server, and it may not have melted anything. And we have been told to review the new UI shown at Citizen Con and – over Tony’s strenuous objections – we’re going to talk about base building.
Gaming Industry Implosion
The games industry continues to shed workers and consolidate studios – which then tend to shed more workers. Is this the end of the industry and are we doomed to spend the rest of our lives working through our Steam back-catalogs? Will those games still work? We don’t know either, but we’re sure gonna act like we do.
- Last call for specific requests from the Citizen Con presentations! What is left to cover?
- What does the future hold for the games industry? Consolidation and stagnation? Or clearing out the pretenders and letting the quality games get some sunlight?
- Bonus Question: What do you expect out of the base building system?
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