EA’s Star Wars Battlefront missed the mark for many gamers. Fans are in luck however, as the previously unreleased Battlefront 3 is being remade and released on Steam.
Being developed by Frontwire Studios as a fan project the game, titled Galaxy in Turmoil, will use Unreal Engine 3 and will heavily rely on the cancelled, Free Radical developed, Battlefront 3. The game is set to feature 32v32 player maps with full ground to space battles, plus an “all new never before seen competitive mode.”
Frontwire president Tony Romanelli writes: “For the past few months we have been telling everyone that we would not be able to release Galaxy in Turmoil on Steam due to restrictions with our use of the Star Wars IP, obviously we’re not a major studio like Bethesda or any of the other big ones, so we obviously lack the negotiating power of a studio that has put out various triple A titles. The second avenue we discussed was Steam Greenlight, however their terms of service state your game can only consist of assets you own, such as Star Wars characters, names, etc. As we all know, Frontwire Studios does not own Star Wars.”
Many of you would probably be concerned about the rights of the franchise belonging to Disney and EA but Tony had an answer for that: “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.”
He also carried on stating, “After ongoing discussion between Valve Representatives and myself, Valve/Steam has agreed to ship Galaxy in Turmoil to its millions of users for FREE.”
With a new Star Wars Battlefront on the way are you happy and excited? Or are you sticking with EA’s Battlefront? Let us know in the comments below.