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Star Citizen's CitizenCon Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Still planning to celebrate game's birthday

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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COVID-19 has caused yet another industry event to be cancelled. This time, that event is Star Citizen’s CitizenCon.

The event was scheduled to take place in October, but that will no longer happen. The team posted a lengthy update on their site detailing the reasons for the cancellation,

“As many of you know, since we announced our Save the Date back in February, the world has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resultant quarantine and shelter-in-place orders have had a profound effect on many businesses and people’s lives.”

It continued, citing the order against holding large gatherings, just like a game convention,

“In Los Angeles, where Cloud Imperium has its headquarters and where we planned to hold CitizenCon this year, there is a moratorium on any large gatherings, and an indefinite stay-at-home order for non-essential activities.”

However, the team still plans on celebrating Star Citizen’s birthday on October 10 in a virtual manner. Details are scant right now, so be sure to keep a lookout for an update as the event nears.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.