Star Wars: Squadrons, a new addition to the Star Wars universe, was announced today by EA.
EA announced yesterday afternoon the new title, Star Wars: Squadrons, with its official release trailer and game art.
The game promises to be a big change from other recent Star Wars titles, being primarily a first-person space combat title, with a heavy emphasis on a single-player storyline, while also providing some multi-player head-to-head dogfighting action.
In fact, the official website teases the game as just that, noting “Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars: Squadrons. Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron, and learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars™ single-player story.”
Dogfights – In A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Star Wars: Squadrons will feature both single-player story driven action, while also allowing for players to setup and complete in 5 x 5 dogfight matches, flying as either Rebel or Imperial pilots. Squadrons will also support cross-platform matches, and VR on the PlayStation 4 and PC.
For both PVP and single player storyline, players will get to fly as different characters from both the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire, and will design and plan their own skirmishes before setting off on the given mission.
A wide deviation from the Battlefront and Battlefront 2 titles, which had (much to the ire of many a Star Wars fan) very limited space combat options, with even less in the way of space combat tied into the minimal campaign mode. Squadrons appears to fill in where fans felt the games were really lacking, in both the campaign/storyline and in the space combat aspects of those titles.
The game is due out October 2, 2020, and pre-orders are being taken on the official website at EA.com for PS4, Xbox and PC for $39.99. PC versions will be available for download from both Steam and EA’s Origin service, and no system requirements are yet listed for PC version.
The full trailer can be viewed right here, check out EA’s official Gameplay Overview page, and we will be watching closely for any new updates on this exciting title.