Rebel Galaxy, the 'bikers in space' game, will be out in October

Rebel Galaxy

We spent some time with the open-world space combat game Rebel Galaxy last year, and while it still needed to be fleshed out quite a bit, our man came away duly impressed nonetheless. There was no release date at the time, but Travis Baldree, the co-founder of developer Double Damage Games, said he hoped it would be out sometime in 2015. And so it will be, as Double Damage announced today that Rebel Galaxy is coming out on October 20.

"We’re very happy to announce the launch date for Rebel Galaxy," Baldree said. "We’ve had more fun making this game than anything else we’ve ever done, and we’re excited—and a little nervous!—to see it out in the world."

Rebel Galaxy is a "swashbuckling space opera" that sets players off among the stars as a rogue, a hero, a merchant, or a privateer, to explore, fight, scavenge, mine, make friends, behave badly, and of course purchase and kit out an ever-more-powerful series of huge, heavily-armed spaceships. It's not a high-fidelity simulation—combat takes place entirely on a horizontal plane—but it does promise a lot of depth and detail for all the budding Mal Solos out there.

Rebel Galaxy will be available on Steam and GOG. Find out more at

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.