Fan remakes are as unavoidable as the famous death and/or taxes. Some games from way back manage to become such a cornerstone of video games as a whole that at some point fans will take it on themselves to remake that game for modern machines, with updated graphics and sound. Unfortunately, most of these projects get hit with a cease and desist letter kindly requesting them to stop their activities right this instant. But some of these slip through the net, and while there is a fair chance that that won’t be the case . . . we can still dream.
The latest in a long line of fan remakes to turn some heads is Star Wars: Galaxy in Turmoil, a fan project that aims to remake the cancelled Star Wars Battlefront III. Unfulfilled by the lacklustre (but extremely pretty!) reboot Star Wars Battlefront, modding team Frostwire Studios are hard at work to deliver us the experience as it “was meant to be”.
They have set up a page on moddb.com where you can check out the fruits of their labor, and what they have is enough to pique your interest. The remake, made in the Unreal 4 engine, plans to bring back, from the different classes to space-to-ground combat where a dogfight in space can turn into a last stand on a space station. This means of course that famous ships like the X-wing and Y-wing will also be coming back. In addition to this, there are also a few different kinds of blaster rifles for both sides.
Currently they have 4 maps in development. One is a test room they are currently using to test the game’s mechanics, a map on the ice planet of Hoth, a map on the desert planet of Tatooine. The interesting bit is that they also have several builds available for you to check out if you want to see if this can indeed be a diamond in the rough that’ll do right what many people thought Star Wars Battlefront did wrong. The two aforementioned ships are flyable, the menus work and the 4 maps are also available in several stages of completion.
What do you think of this fan project? Do you think it has potential? If you’ve played it, let us know what it’s like!