Star Control: Origins is back on sale on Steam and GOG.com after being removed on December 31st. The delisting was due to a DMCA take-down filed by franchise creators, Fred Ford and Paul Reiche, and was the latest action in a years-long feud between Stardock, who purchased some of the Star Control IP from Atari in 2013. Stardock celebrated the news with another detailed blog post on January 28th.
“Thanks to the timely review of the situation by our partners at GOG and Valve, and taking the exceptional step in placing our game back for sale, despite ongoing litigation, we have been able to avoid having to lay off employees assigned to the project.”
It sounds like this isn’t the end of the legal battle between Stardock, Ford, and Reiche, but for the time being the game is off the Extinct list and on sale with its DLC, season pass, and soundtrack in tow. Stardock also mentioned that work on the console versions of Star Control: Origins is once again under way.