What is Squadron 42?
This next-generation, sci-fi epic set far in the future within 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. 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.
Story Driven Campaign
In the year 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.
Intense Space Combat
From kilometer long capital ships to city-sized space stations to remote moons, Squadron 42 can and 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.
All Star Cast
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.