BTW, the top post of the following thread https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/index.aspx?AID=133080 states that the public beta will be open to users who have preordered.
And you will download the beta through Stardock Central (see https://www.galciv2.com/Downloads.aspx ). And I guess that SDC will be available on the download page of this site before the beta starts
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