Star Citizen's single-player component Squadron 42 has been pushed back out of 2016.

"As much as we wanted to have Squadron 42 for this year, it's not going to be this year," said director Chris Roberts at the fourth annual CitizenCon 2016 yesterday.

Currently, the game's 28 chapters are all at least roughly blocked out, but none are at shipping quality as of yet.

Each chapter, said Roberts, will be built out of ship-based, on-foot, and dialogue components, with mission objectives accomplishable in multiple ways.

The single-player game features 20 hours of performance capture, representing over 1200 pages of script, from a [link=g561ad109ebf78]cast that includes Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, Gary Oldman, and mo-cap virtuoso Andy Serkis, among others - some of whom are still unannounced.

At the CitizenCon conference, Roberts also demonstrated new features for the space simulator, including new procedurally generated planets, complete with inhabitants, wildlife, and dune buggies.

Star Citizen's various modules have become notorious for delays, with the game's ever-increasing crowdfunding constantly prompting new stretch goals.

Though it originally sported a 2016 launch window, Star Citizen: Squadron 42 will now launch next year - or later.