A new Galaxy in Turmoil trailer shows off Star Wars: Battlefront-inspired gameplay

Galaxy in Turmoil was originally intended as a revival of the canceled Free Radical shooter Star Wars: Battlefront 3. That plan went astray in 2016 when, to everyone's complete lack of surprise, LucasFilm laid it out with a cease-and-desist order. But it bounced back a few months later by ditching all the Star Wars trappings and proceeding as a Battlefront-like, but not Battlefront-actual, game. 

The demo promised for the fall of 2017 by developer Frontwire Studios did not materialize, but work has continued and today the developers shared a very short clip of pre-alpha gameplay on Reddit. Conversation followed, the response was generally positive, and so the studio decided to put out a longer clip on YouTube

The controls and physics are still pretty rough in spots, particularly the atmospheric flight maneuvering, which really doesn't convey any feeling of mass or momentum. But the in-space flight and the third-person shooting look very promising, at least as far as you can tell from a gameplay video. And as the intro says, this is all pre-alpha, and thus "may not represent the final product." 

Frontwire is not currently looking for Galaxy in Turmoil testers, but when they do they'll put out the word on Steam.

Andy Chalk

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.