Cits and Civs, Captains and Commanders, you’re tuned to episode 474 of Guard Frequency — the best damn space game podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday, January 26 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at GuardFrequency.com
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This Week’s Schedule
- Flight Deck
- Elite: Dangerous
- Star Citizen
- Hunternet Starfighter
- Starship Simulator
- Guard Frequency Origins, where things happen to people and other stuff occurs.
- Feedback Loop
Links & The Like
Elite Dangerous is so back, baby! Official news from an FDev marketing employee, who used to be a Community management employee, is that there will be “info on plans” in a livestream on January 31. That livestream, called “Frontier Unlocked” will provide an update on Frontier’s entire portfolio of games. So, we can certainly look forward to a livestream that reflects publicly available information that does not contain “forward looking information” material to investment decisions regarding FDev stock. What we will get is news about the Chaos Gate console port, one other unannounced title, and “an exclusive taster of the road ahead for Elite Dangerous in 2024”. Great. We’re getting a roadmap to a roadmap.
Star Citizen released its Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.22.0a LIVE.9035564 to the LIVE server. And good news, long term persistence is feature complete and fully functional, which is why the reddit thread complaining about lost ships and inventory has only 470 upvotes and 334 comments on it. And the 3rd test of the replication layer A/K/A server meshing also may have happened today. At least, it was announced, and then the announcement was deleted. So, yay? Maybe? And if you haven’t set up a filter for your email to catch all the CIG marketing materials, now is the time to start.
The Rest of the Gang
Fernando got in touch with us with a brief update on Hunternet Starfighter. Carrier docking is now implemented, complete with retractable landing gear and the potential for doom and embarrassment. And Starship Simulator is getting ready to launch its Kickstarter campaign. You can tell they’re ready for the big time because their ship no longer bears any resemblance to the USS Reliant. And the Starfield update will supposedly be followed by a “major update” in February and the DLC “later this year.”
- Would you mistake the new Starship Simulator ship design for a “Star Trek” IP asset?
- What exactly is a “taster” in the context of British video game promotion?
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