While Cloud Imperium Games are once again unable to bring the Star Citizen community together for their annual CitizenCon festivities, they will be livestreaming the entire CitizenCon 2951 event via their Twitch.tv channel starting 9 October 2021 at 3.00pm UTC. While it is a mystery just what they will have on offer at the main showcase, they do promote “exciting updates on new gameplay and content coming soon, development deep-dives, cosplay, community commercials, and more”.
In a nice little bonus, all supporters will receive the digital goodies back for free, including a special TBF-4 suit and weapon and the annual commemorative CitizenCon Trophy.
A full schedule for the event can be found below:
OPENING WITH CHRIS ROBERTS
The Chairman himself, Chris Roberts kicks off this year’s event.
LIFE IN THE ’VERSE
This year’s biggest panel takes you on a guided tour of the current in-game universe. Join the developers who bring it all to life to explore locations, systems, and gameplay, and more.
In this year’s Ship Talk presentation, John Crewe, Ben Curtis, and Paul Jones reveal new and upcoming ships, delve into their journey through production, and provide some much anticipated updates about a fan favorite vessel.
GEN 12 & THE MULTICORE OF VULKAN
We’ll delve into the nitty gritty details of Gen12, the new renderer being developed for Star Citizen and Squadron 42, utilizing the Vulkan graphics API, with a particular focus on multi-CPU parallelism as well as improved flexibility for quicker feature development. We’ll look at why it was needed, its architecture and how this aids performance, and we’ll give you an update on its progress.
CRAFTING WORLDS: PLANETARY TOOLS & TECH
A big-picture look at some of the new planet tech features being developed to help further bring Star Citizen to life.
SERVER MESHING & THE STATE OF PERSISTENCE
Discover the transformative technologies of Server Meshing and Persistent Streaming. A deep dive into the technical architecture of these key core initiatives that will enable a truly massive, scalable and persistent world.
THE SOUNDS OF SPACE
The mad minds behind the soundscapes of Star Citizen take you on a guided tour of the latest developments in the innovative new audio tech that truly brings the ’verse to life.
SYSTEMIC GAMEPLAY: STREAM OF THOUGHT
Tony Zurovec leads a wide-ranging discussion with Rob Reininger, Ben Dorsey, and Luke Pressley about upcoming features like selling used items, local inventory, the convergence of the reputation and mission systems, why physicalized cargo is so important, the next couple of Dynamic Events, and more. Tony will also give an update on how efforts to integrate the first few bits of the Quantum simulation into the game are proceeding.
CLOSING WITH CHRIS ROBERTS
Chris Roberts returns to take us home.