There are some people who just aren’t interested in an MMO in space, preferring instead to play a modern version of the space sim games Roberts is famed for. While there will be others who want to hone their skills and get used to the game’s mechanics before setting off into a universe full of other players. For these individuals there is Squadron 42, the single player campaign element of Star Citizen.
Squadron 42 has been described as a story-driven campaign akin to the original Wing Commander series( though Mark Hamill and the Kilrathi aren’t expected to make an appearance). Although unlike Roberts’ previous games, Squadron 42 will also incorporate the first-person element from Star Citizen’s main game; approximately 35% of Squadron 42 is said to be played as a FPS.
Anyone who chooses to play Squadron 42 first will find certain achievements gained in this single-player mode can be brought over into the multiplayer part of the game. Squadron 42 is planned to be released in five separate chapters, each one containing ten missions.