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With that said, let’s go ahead and dive into this week’s Roadmap Roundup!
-CIG Community Team
Notable Changes for May 5th, 2021
The following deliverables have been added to the Progress Tracker:
Building, balancing, and implementing Drake Interplanetary’s multi-crew explorer, the Corsair, into the game.
Vehicle Door Improvements
Updates to the underlying implementation of vehicle door setup that will allow for more advanced interactions, including ramps aligning to terrain and other ship-specific behaviors.
Life Support T0
Implementing the first iteration of onboard life support systems in ships, which entails a ship component that generates air when turned on, and management of said life support component within the vehicle loadout manager.
Previously marked as Unannounced, these deliverables have now been revealed on the Progress Tracker:
Building, balancing, and implementing the Merchantman, the Banu-made trading vessel, into the game.
Building, balancing, and implementing Aopoa’s medium fighter, the San’tok.yāi, into the game.
Building, balancing, and implementing Drake Interplanetary’s light salvage ship, the Vulture, into the game.
The following deliverables have been removed temporarily from the Progress Tracker as schedules are being finalized following planning meetings, in addition to allowing room for the Life Support T0 and Vehicle Door Improvements deliverables mentioned above.
MultiGrid SDF – Capital Ship Destruction
Culling/Streaming Exterior/Interior Ships
Animated Dashboard State
M50 Engine Swap
These deliverables have successfully passed their final review. For this reason, we have updated the label on their cards to “Committed” and changed their color to blue.
Ship to Station Docking
Missions – Spawn Closets
We’re aiming to extend the horizon of both the Progress Tracker and Release View to Q1 2022 with our next publish, on May 19th. This publish will include only the upstream teams’ schedules for the time being. As a reminder, downstream teams are reactive to upstream, so their schedules won’t show the entire year. Therefore downstream’s schedule will be updated to Q3 2021 shortly thereafter in a following publish.
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