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LucasFilm Uses Legal Force to Shut Down Star Wars Battlefront Copycat

Did you hear about the studio Frontwire who announced that it was releasing a Star Wars Battlefront successor titled Galaxy in Turmoil via Steam? It sounded like a good idea, right? Well, there’s just one little problem. They didn’t get any licensing rights from EA or Lucasfilm so the project was essentially an unauthorized knock off. They never had permission to use the Star Wars IP and this is a big problem, especially at a time when Star Wars is as popular as it is. Frontwire president Tony Romanelli detailed in a blog post that as of June 22, Frontwire received a letter from Lucasfilm requesting development on Galaxy in Turmoil be halted immediately. he goes on to explain how he didn’t want to just give up so easily so he reached out to Lucasfilm to request a meeting. They obliged and some negotiations were made. Unfortunately (but not unexpectedly), no…

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