Will we ever get transforming capital ships?
not unless something is changed in vanilla to properly allow it, at least if we're talking about almost fully transforming ships like that one
. but possibly ones that have small-ish moving parts... if
Tartiflette ever decides he wants to make one. ^^ actually, SCY's Siren cruiser and Nemean Lion battleship do have something like that.
there are several issues with transforming ships due to the fact that Starsector wasn't actually designed for these. for example, the collision bounds (aka where a ship can be hit) can't be animated. so any ship that changes visual shape in battle will have collision bounds that don't entirely line up with at least one of its possible shapes. that's not too big a deal for a fighter or even frigate, but on a capital ship it would be very noticeable, in a really bad way.