It seems that indie developer Frontwire Studios has just been given the OK to release Star Wars Battlefront remake – Galaxy in Turmoil – on Steam. According to a recent announcement on the studio’s
The company has previously been in talks with Valve over the possibility of releasing the fan remake on Steam, and have since signed a distribution deal to launch the game for free (via. NeoGAF).
“It is with great pleasure that as of today I am able to officially announce that Frontwire Studios has officially signed a distribution deal with Steam/Valve for the game Galaxy in Turmoil.” said Frontwire president Tony Romanelli in a statement, “After ongoing discussion between Valve Representatives and myself, Valve/Steam has agreed to ship Galaxy in Turmoil to it’s millions of users for FREE.”
Romanelli proceeded to voice his past concerns with the Galaxy in Turmoil’s release, with regard to overlaps with Disney and Electronic Arts.
“I’ve had mild concerns myself from time to time.” Romanelli said, “However Valve clearly lacks that same concern. By agreeing to publish Galaxy in Turmoil, Valve is assisting us in growing and ensuring the longevity of the Galaxy in Turmoil project and community as a whole.”
Galaxy in Turmoil began life as a CryEngine mod, and has since been developed into a full game in Unreal Engine 4. According to the game’s official website, the game features 32-vs-32 player maps, with ” full ground to space battles and an all new never before seen competitive mode.” You can watch the game’s teaser trailer below (via. Kotaku).
Romanelli additionally thanked the gaming community for their recent support of Galaxy in Turmoil and Frontwire Studios.
“This company would be nothing without the amazing backing and support from you, the community. You are the reason we went from a fan project to a full studio. You are the reason we’re working so hard to make something everyone wants. YOU are the reason Valve has agreed to publish us. I am truly thankful for each and every one of you who continuously support not only Galaxy in Turmoil, but Frontwire Studios as a whole.”