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Star Citizen's Gamescom livestream begins at 12 pm PDT, and you can watch it here

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Writing news posts for things that haven't actually happened yet is a tricky business, so let's just stick to the facts: Star Citizen gameplay will be livestreamed from Gamescom at noon PDT, and you can catch it all right here. (Wild speculation about what's going to happen during the stream is contained within.)

As promised, speculation: The word on the street is that the livestream will include spaceship races and a demonstration of co-op gameplay featuring a group of gamers controlling a single large ship—navigating, manning turrets, that sort of thing. Roberts Space Industries says nothing about any of that, however, acknowledging only that there will in fact be a stream. (Although the inclusion of a partial shot of a Murray Cup poster in the livestream announcement is probably telling.)

Whatever happens, you can watch it all here, courtesy of the fine folks at Twitch . Enjoy!

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.