Chris Roberts has revealed the latest tentative date for the debut of Star Citizen's first-person shooter module, or at least through the bug-heavy PTU which handles extra early builds.
It's around about a month away says Roberts, where they hope to have it ready for testing among Citizens "round-about Gamescom or slightly after", which runs August 5-9. It's by no means a sure thing.
"...we didn't want to give a date because, well, we sort of don't want to get burnt by that," Roberts toldin an interview. They have a playable build but there are still some technical blockers in the way. They hope to have them sorted by early next month.
"In reality, we're probably weeks off. We're shooting to have FPS on the PTU round-about Gamescom or slightly after Gamescom. We're really talking about people getting to play FPS in a matter of 3, 4, maybe 5 weeks."
A recent new update on the Star Marine module has been published on the officialthat details the current blockers for the studio. Chief among them are netcode issues which have an enormous impact on gameplay, just ask any Battlefield 4 player.
Here's hoping the Star Citizen community can soon have their guns. Gamescom runs August 5-9 in Cologne, Germany with the event open to everyone from August 6th.