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

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Space sim Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, a kind of Firefly take on the Elite formula, launched on the Epic Store (opens in new tab) a year ago. Now, developers Double Damage Games have announced it'll be arriving on Steam (opens in new tab) (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 (opens in new tab). "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 (opens in new tab), 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
Jody Macgregor

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, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.