There is no possible way Galaxy in Turmoil could be shut down
Nick Diamon, | News
Frontwire Studios has announced that their unofficial Star Wars game will be published on Steam for free. Frontwire, a small Russian development studio lacking any advice from legal experts, has reportedly secured permission from Valve to distribute Galaxy in Turmoil, their fan version of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 using recreated assets in Unreal Engine 4. What began as a legally gray fan project to independently finish the canceled Battlefront 3 from Free Radical Design, has grown into a questionable full release that will most assuredly not come under the scrutiny of the licensing lawyers of Disney or Electronic Arts.
People have been expressed their concern as of late, saying they expect us to get a Cease & Desist from Disney. I’ll be honest I’ve had mild concerns myself from time to time. However Valve clearly lacks that same concern.
Frontwire’s president, Tony Romanelli, has even published a rebuttal of sorts to people questioning the legal viability of the project. Surely, Galaxy in Turmoil will enjoy a successful launch without interference from copyright watch dogs. What objections could a legitimate license holder have?