Cits and Civs, Captains and Commanders, you’re tuned to episode 468 of Guard Frequency — the best damn space game podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday, November 29 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at GuardFrequency.com
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This Week’s Schedule
- Flight Deck
- Elite Dangerous
- Star Citizen
- Homeworld 3
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Game Formerly Known As Descent Underground
- After that we continue our audio adventure, Guard Frequency Origins, where the horrors of space inflation and corporate greed bedevil our heroes’ every step.
- Feedback Loop
Links & The Like
Frontier Developments issued some corrective guidance on its current fiscal year, and yeah, the hits just keep coming. But don’t worry, they’ll have the ship turned around sometime in 2026 or 2027. That’s because they’ve announced a THIRD management simulation game. So, for all of you Elite fans out there, that’s THREE new games that will be competing with our game for resources and attention. But don’t worry, because while Frontier is “pleased” to announce those three untitled games, they also will babysit their other stellar smash hits: F1 Manager, Age of Sigmar, and… Elite.
Star Citizen released Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.22 to the Evocati and maaaaaaybe to Wave 1 PTU. The new patch features Structural Salvaging, Weapon Recoil, Arena Commander Multicrew, and Instability! Which is also a feature of the version of 3.21 that went live for IAE, and a lengthy reddit post details all the hilarity. And then there was the same old persistence bug. Also, don’t be “that guy” with the cargo pods. Also, the F8C was on sale again, no strings attached this time, and with 5 years of insurance – whatever that ends up meaning. And finally, the Roadmap Roundup is getting another Roadmap.
A Whole Lotta Other Sci-Fi Games
So much space game news happened over the last couple of weeks, and we’re gonna try to cram it all into one episode. First, Homeworld 3 is NOT on track for a February 2024 release, but it has been announced for March 8, 2024. Starfield’s PR department is really showing everyone how it’s done by showing up in the Steam reviews and telling people that they just don’t understand the game. Cyberpunk is releasing another patch on December 5 and this one has TRAINS, but these trains are the good ones. Avorion is releasing patches on both their live and beta branches, which means that the release patch should be live any time now. The Stellaris update is out, Tony is a sucker for games Obsidian Ant likes, and Ships That Fight Underground is just so very close to being released. Really. Honestly. Any time now.
- Does Bethesda share some of the blame for the unmet expectations of Starfield players? Were they justified in stepping in and responding to player comments?
- What new features is CIG cooking up for the New New New Roadmap? Or is this just another way for them to delay talking about the deliverables from CitizenCon?
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