Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a game that hasn't received a ton of press yet, but is likely about to blow up. The high octane space flight and fight cockpit simulator releases in just a few days and buzz is starting to spread. The game seems to put fun over realism as a central premise and is all about turning up the volume on the radio and blasting through the galaxy to hunt down a killer and outrun the debt the protagonist has racked up along the way.
Although many space flight sims keep the focus on the simulation aspect (like Star Citizen), this new prequel leans a bit in the other direction. As gamers prepare for the title to release on PC and the Epic Games Store, it might be help to learn a little bit more about the title and its history. Read on to find out everything we've managed to learn about Rebel Galaxy Outlaw before its launch.
What is Rebel Galaxy Outlaw?
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a space-western style game with a focus on space combat simulation and space trading. The title is campaign-driven and is entirely a single-player experience.
When and How Can I Play Rebel Galaxy Outlaw?
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw releases on August 13th 2019 for PC on the Epic Games Store. The title will cost gamers $30. There are plans for a PS4 and Switch version, but no release dates quite yet. The developers haven't ruled out the possibility of an Xbox One port, but it is not currently in development.
Is this a new IP?
Nope! Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is actually the prequel to 2015's Rebel Galaxy. In that game, players controlled capital ships and couldn't fly up or down. You might remember some outcry and drama surrounding that. Outlaw differs in that players will not have the opportunity to fly capital ships, but they will be able to fly up and down!
Can I buy Rebel Galaxy Outlaw on Steam?
It sounds like the Steam release isn't coming for about a full year. Check back in 2020 if you're waiting for Steam.
What's Rebel Galaxy Outlaw about?
In Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, players take control of Juno. She's a tough as nail pilot who is on the hunt for her husband's murderer.
Juno Markev was an outlaw and smuggler who went straight and settled down, until her husband was murdered on what should have been a simple shipping run. She’s on the trail of the guy that did it.
Things don’t go as planned, After an encounter in a shady watering hole goes bad, her ship is destroyed. She finds herself in debt to an old friend and casino owner who gives her a rustbucket and some words of advice.
Early impressions of the game seem to be very positive so far. A few critics have commented on an early grind as the campaign is picking up steam, but the joyful approach to space flight and combat seem to be winning people over. The title likely isn't for gamers who prefer a very realistic, physics-based approach to flight sims. If that's what you are after, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw sounds like it might be the wrong kind of game for you. More reviews will arrive in the next few days and shed additional light on the game's other details.
On the other hand, gamers who want to shot pool and roll dice in shady bars in between fast-paced space combat missions are likely going to get a kick out of this one. It's unclear how long the game's story mode will take to play through, but we should know more about that in just a day or two when the title officially launches. Between Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and the upcoming major No Man's Sky content update; it seems like a great time to be a fan of space exploration.
Be sure to check back in the coming days to for more Rebel Galaxy Outlaw strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, strap in and tune up.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw releases on August 13 for PC. PS4 and Switch versions are planned, but do not have release dates.