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Star Citizen Gamescom 2016 News: Free Trial For All, No Star Marine, And All The Latest Updates

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Cloud Imperium Games is giving everyone the chance to get into the cockpit of Star Citizen. To celebrate Gamescom 2016, the studio is running a free-fly promotion from now until Monday, August 22. There will be three ships available for test flight: the Mustang Gamma, Sabre, and Freelancer. To avail of this free trial, all you need to do is create an account on Star Citizen?s website and enter the code ?GAMESCOM2016.?

Star Citizen Flys?Into Gamescom 2016

Gamescom 2016 is shaping up to be Star Citizen?s biggest showing yet. Cloud Imperium will be streaming all-new gameplay footage throughout the five days of the event. You can see the schedule and livestream links over?here.

All the major announcements will land on Friday, when creator Chris Roberts takes the stage to deliver his keynote presentation. The main topic of discussion will be the long-awaited procedural planets system, which is being targeted for release in version 2.7 of the Star Citizen Alpha test build.

Aside from this, fans are hoping that the presentation also includes some footage of Star Marine ? the game?s often-delayed FPS module. Roberts previously said that the mode would not be on the Gamescom show floor but is still on-track for release in version 2.6. Nevertheless, some optimistic fans are still holding out for its?possible appearance during the stage demo.

?I think it’s worth pointing out that he only said that it won’t be shown from the show floor. He made no comment about it potentially being shown on the stage on Friday,? said Reddit user KaiBunneh.

Will you be trying out Star Citizen this week? What do you hope to see from Roberts? presentation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure to stay tuned for Star Citizen Gamescom 2016 coverage in the coming days.

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