A Star Wars game entirely based on air and space combat!
Star Wars: Squadrons launches on 2 October 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the option to play the entire game in VR on PC and PS4. Though the focus is on 5v5 multiplayer battles, Star Wars: Squadrons will also give you a single-player campaign set soon after the destruction of Death Star II that brought an end to the Galactic Civil War.
"Buckle up, take full control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter, and feel the adrenaline of strategic first-person 5v5 multiplayer dogfights alongside your squadron", reads the synopsis released today to accompany the action-packed trailer below.
Earlier this week, Star Wars: Squadrons leaked online - find out more about that here.
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"Squadrons" marks EA's first official "Star Wars" game to follow "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order", which was a critical and commercial success. "Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off for space battles across the galaxy", the press release explains.
EA refuses to reveal the gameplay until their EA Play Live event happens on June 18 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Just one hails from the Galactic Empire's Titan Squadron, even though the other is from the New Republic's Vanguard Squadron. Each squadron will engage in 5 vs 5 first-person space battles in familiar Star Wars locations, as well as some new ones, such as the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan. Those playing on PC will be able to pre-order on both Origin and Steam, and the game is also included in Origin Premiere. Fans pointed out that in the Star Wars: Squadrons trailer, she's wearing a jacket she wears in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.
It is time for a new entry in the Star Wars gaming universe. There'll be a progression system with rank rewards including weapons, engines, shields, and cosmetics. We'll keep an eye out for more details about this upcoming Star Wars game in the coming months, so keep your eyes right here on Shacknews.