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Watch an hour of Star Citizen's single-player Squadron 42 featuring Mark Hamill

Footage is still a work in progress and no release date has been given

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

The team behind Star Citizen, the ambitious collection of spacefaring games, has shown the first section of extended gameplay for its single-player game, Squadron 42. It has no release date, and has not had one since October 2016.

Squadron 42, which has been sold separately from the multiplayer game since February 2016, is a stand-alone campaign featuring first-person action and in-cockpit dogfighting. Footage of Squadron 42 released this weekend includes a partial tour of a massive capital ship, which has been rendered in great detail featuring a crew quarters, bridge and briefing room.

The project is notable for the top-tier Hollywood talent involved. Star Wars and WIng Commander actor Mark Hamill plays the game’s main character, referred to as “the old man.” His relationship with the player forms the narrative arc of the game. The hourlong video also includes a performance by Liam Cunningham, whom fans of Game of Thrones will recognize as Davos Seaworth.

Gillian Anderson and Gary Oldman have also recorded performances for the project.

The video is accompanied by a director’s commentary, available on YouTube, featuring annotations by creator Chris Roberts.

Also arriving this week is the general release of an upgrade to Star Citizen’s multiplayer game, referred to as the “persistent universe” or “PU,” which exists as an incomplete pre-alpha available to backers.

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