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.