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Squadron 42

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You'll experience unprecedented emotion and life with stunningly realistic characters and cutting-edge performance capture of top-tier actors like Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, and Gillian Anderson.

Pushing the boundaries of what's possible in real-time character rendering, Squadron 42 utilizes advanced performance capture techniques to translate all the nuance and power of the award-winning cast of actors including Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Ben Mendelsohn, John Rhys Davies, Andy Serkis, and more to life. This was accomplished by using one-to-one facial scans to create hundreds of unique blendshapes along with animated wrinkle and blood flow maps. These work in conjunction with our high-fidelity facial rig and skeleton to bring a whole new level of realism to the more than 10 hours of performance captured for the game.


Embark on a cinematic single-player adventure as a rookie Navy combat pilot in the Star Citizen universe. Get to know your crewmates aboard a living capital ship while deciding on how to overcome challenging missions and deadly enemies.

In 2945, the brave men and women of the United Empire of Earth's Navy fight tirelessly to protect Humanity. While dangerous aliens like the Vanduul are a constant threat along the Empire's borders, outlaws and bandits often prove just as dangerous closer to home. These massive capital spaceships keep a vigilant watch over Humanity's star systems, ready to launch squadrons of deadly fighters should a threat arise. You are one of these brave men and women. You'll serve alongside a vibrant crew, each with personalities and storylines of their own, while a dynamic conversation and reputation system allows you to define your character through your actions and interactions to craft an experience all your own.



Encounter a new level of immersion as you seamlessly transition between daring dogfights in space and exhilarating ground combat.

From kilometer long capital ships to city-sized space stations to remote moons, Squadron 42 will take you on a journey through expansive locations where you will encounter intense tactical battles. In your arsenal will be a myriad of immersively detailed and customizable spaceships alongside a suite of futuristic weapons that will have you ready to face any challenge. You will be charged with completing missions that offer multiple paths to accomplish your goals, while advanced enemy AI adapt to your strategies and make your victory feel well earned.

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Critically acclaimed actress Gillian Anderson lends her considerable talent to the cast of Squadron 42 as Captain Rachel MacLaren, a confident Naval commander charged with protecting Humanity.

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That was critically acclaimed actress Gillian Anderson who plays Captain Rachel MacLaren, a confident Naval commander charged with protecting Humanity.

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With Squadron 42 in active development, you have a unique opportunity to follow the process with the team. Receive regular status updates and gain insight on cutting-edge tech and features as we progress towards the completion of the game.

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This week, on our monthly Squadron 42 special, we’ll get a development update and learn about how the Gameplay Story Animation team fleshes out the game’s world, where storytelling and interaction collide.

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When you pledge today, you help support the development of Squadron 42, an immersive single-player adventure from developer Chris Roberts, acclaimed creator of the Wing Commander series.

This next-generation, sci-fi epic set in the Star Citizen Universe, features an award-winning cast starring in a cinematic story where you fly, battle and explore alongside the United Empire of Earth's best Naval pilots and Marines.

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* Windows 8 (64bit), Windows 10 - Anniversary Update (64bit)
* DirectX 11 Graphics Card with 3GB RAM (4GB strongly recommended)
* Quad Core CPU with AVX instructions (Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor and AMD’s Bulldozer processor or newer)
* 16GB+ RAM
* SSD strongly recommended
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