Star Wars: Squadrons is the new franchise starfighting game

Posted on June 16, 2020

Whether you want it or notStar Wars: Squadrons has been confirmed as the next EA Star Wars game. It takes a different approach from last years Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, trading light-saber and exploration for space dogfighting. A cinematic reveal trailer has also come out, with the game not all that far off.

As expected, the game will feature multiplayer and also a full single-player campaign. It’ll take place soon after the events of the Battle of Endor at the end of Episode VI. “In a fateful campaign set near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War, learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars single-player story. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order,” the description for the trailer on YouTube plays.

This campaign also offers a split perspective on both sides of the fight. You’ll control both a customisable pilot in the form of one in the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron, and another in the Galactic Empire’s terrifying Titan Squadron.

You’ll be spending your time in legendary starfighters such as the agile A-Wing and the powerful TIE bomber. Here is your hub and you can plan skirmishes, raise hell, and even experience all this in VR with PSVR support. God forbid those that are motion sick try that out.

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As for multiplayer, there’s two 5v5 space battle type games. Fleet Battles will pit two teams against each other, with the goal of destroying the enemy flagship vehicle. Dog fights, on the other hand, will see you in a team deathmatch of sorts, battling it out to get the most kills within a time limit. Like the single-player campaign, that’ll all take place in a thrilling and fast-paced first-person perspective.

Gameplay for Star Wars: Squadrons will be revealed later this week on June 19th at the EA Play Live event. Star Wars: Squadrons will release on October 2nd on PC via Epic Games Store, Steam and Origin. Current gen console players will get their hands on it too, releasing on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with PSVR support.