Star Citizen is a sprawling online video game allegedly being developed by Chris Roberts of Cloud Imperium Games ("CIG"). Star Citizen, which is a multiplayer game, has a single-player offline campaign called Squadron 42. Star Citizen & Squadron 42 are part of the same game universe, functionally connected & essentially as two modules that make up a large whole.
In 2012, CIG began seeking funds for the development of Star Citizen and Squadron 42. Most ofthe development funds came from consumers, with CIG raising $242 million from over 1.1 million consumers. Customers helped game development by contributing cash or purchasing add-ons (or digital toys) to be used in the game. Many of the digital toys are worthless, being unusable until the games are finished.
Famous game maker Chris Roberts openly indicated that it was impossible to put a "definitive date" on Squadron 42's completion. "I know everyone would like a definitive date on when Squadron 42 will be done, but the best answer I can give you is that it will be done when it is done, and that will not be this year," is what he stated.
You cannot even expect the beta version of the game this year. Hopes for that were shot down further by Brian Chambers, the vice president of development on the game, in the long-awaited new video series designed to provide Squadron 42 development updates.
The game makers have been giving numerous assurances to collect a huge chunk of money. However, the raised funds are again reportedly used to increase the game's scope & thus diverting from the original promises.
California consumers who funded the game initially are now skeptical about any possible game release & feel that they'll never receive what they paid for.
Aware of the struggles in the game development & sluggish response from its developers, many California consumers who have funded the game are looking to file a lawsuit against the makers.
Consumers who funded Star Citizen & long waiting for some outcome believe that filing a lawsuit will give them a better glimpse at what's going on or help them get their money back.
If you are a customer who funded the game, then you may be eligible for compensation.See If You Qualify In 30 Seconds