Hello again fellow pilots!
A lot has changed in the world since our last Development Roadmap in January 2020. So let’s see where we’re at currently:
Right now, porting of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw to all three consoles is completed. We’re excited to confirm we now have ratings – a PEGI 16 for European territories, and a provisional T for Teen from the ESRB. Now that this is completed, we can move on to getting the game approved by Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony – and we’re excited to have already submitted to Nintendo, with the other two versions following as soon as the last couple bugs are squished. The Lotcheck/Certification process has also seen delays, as many of you have no doubt noticed, with the flood of revised release date announcements coming from companies large and small.
Right now, we’d love to be optimistic and nail down a specific month when the console version will be docking onto your favourite platform, but there’s so much up in the air we couldn’t even begin to guess. We can share that we’ll move from approval to launch fairly quickly — there will be a fairly short turn-around of two to three weeks from when the games pass to when they’ll be available for sale.
If you haven’t seen the Switch footage we posted in December 2019, you can find the in-flight video (headphones warning: loud start) by clicking here, and the station-side video right over here.
Currently, the Steam launch is still on track for late August 2020, so fans who prefer that platform only have a little more time to wait before they can snag RGO! Much like the console releases, this will be announced fairly close to launch, but it won’t be prior to August 13th. Expect more news in August.
It probably comes as no surprise that the current world health concerns has pushed out the ModKit plans a little. At the moment, we’re aiming for a 2020 release for the ModKit and once we have a few more details nailed down, we’ll have more posts dedicated exclusively to this upcoming feature. We’ll be opening a modding-specific section in our Discord in the next month or two, come stop by and join the conversation!
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about potential DLC coming to Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, and we’re pleased to confirm that more content will be coming to all versions of the game. We’re still finalizing the timeline on these updates (Late 2020? Early 2021?), but the plan continues to be for this to arrive on PC first. Currently this is to be a mix of paid and free updates.
Lastly, thank you to all our fans for sticking with us Being patient isn’t easy. Waiting sucks! Even if it seems like nothing is happening, please know we’re continuing to work behind the scenes to ensure the game gets to you as soon as possible.