Rebel Galaxy Outlaw's Epic exclusivity is ending and it's about to hit Steam

(Image credit: Double Damage)

Space sim Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, a kind of Firefly take on the Elite formula, launched on the Epic Store a year ago. Now, developers Double Damage Games have announced it'll be arriving on Steam (and consoles) on September 22.

"Once again, we want to give a big huge THANK YOU to all those who’ve been waiting for this news", they wrote. "We know it hasn’t been fun waiting — it hasn’t been fun for us, it definitely hasn’t been fun for you."

The original Rebel Galaxy came out in 2015, and featured an unusual broadside-focused combat system that made it feel more like you were in charge of sailing ships in space, and wasn't the second coming of Wing Commander Privateer we'd been hoping for. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, a prequel of sorts, played it safer with more typical 3D dogfighting.

In his review, Robert Zak said that Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is, "spirited, good-looking and vibrant, effectively spraying several cans of blue and pink graffiti over the existing space sim template. None of its systems are particularly deep, but skimming along over them can be an exhilarating journey."

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.