Star Citizen has announced that its upcoming CitizenCon will be fully digital due to the ongoing global pandemic situation. The all-digital event will be taking place on October 9th, 2021 on Twitch.
The all-digital event was announced by Cloud Imperium, citing "circumstances" (read: Covid-19 pandemic) as the core reason for hosting the event digitally this year.
"As circumstances continue to keep us from gathering in person, we're bringing that electric CitizenCon energy to your homes in the form of an online show that’s open and accessible to everyone on Twitch. While we’re not ready to share the details just yet, you can expect a full day of events, panels, and entertainment (and yes, the cosplay contest is coming back!). It promises to be out of this world, or perhaps out of this system."
More and more studios since the pandemic started last year have opted for all digital events for safety reasons, with Blizzard transitioning their BlizzCon event into an all online venture. CitizenCon 2950 (i.e. 2020's variant) was canceled entirely last year, so CitizenCon 2951 (i.e. 2021) marks the first forary into hosting the event digitally for Cloud Imperium.
As detailed by the developers, this years event will be complete with the panels, events and even the cosplay contest seen in previous years, though no full details were released at this time other than the date. However, CI promised to release more information as we get closer to the official date.
Recently it was revealed that Star Citizen had crossed the $350 million threshold with its funding, though we still don't have a real release date for the MMO nor its single-player campaign, Squadron 42.