Star Control: Origins Returns to Steam

Stardock Entertainment has confirmed Star Control: Origins has returned to the Steam store.

The game was removed from the store amid an ongoing legal dispute between Stardock and both Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford over the ownership of the Star Control franchise. Reiche and Ford issued an illegitimate DMCA takedown against the game, automatically removing it from Steam. Stardock Entertainment then began selling the game via their own website.

Stardock boss Brad Wardell thanked the “#freestarcontrol movement” on Twitter for helping drive awareness behind the game’s removal, in a separate tweet. As of now, the game is available on Steam and their own website.

We will keep you informed as this story develops.

Star Control: Origins is now available for Windows PC. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.