After a bevy of leaks, EA has finally announced Star Wars: Squadrons, a first-person dogfighting game.
The Empire and the Rebels will have a showdown in 5v5 space battles. Squadrons is termed as an authentic piloting experience, meaning you’ll have a lot more control over your fighter when it comes to things like diverting power.
A story mode and progression system will also be featured, along with customisable ships. The game is set towards the end of the war and will feature some familiar faces from the Star Wars universe.
While recent Star Wars titles (like Star Wars: Battlefront II) have put players in the cockpits of X-Wings, TIE Fighters, and other iconic vehicles from the franchise, it’s been over a decade since there was a major Star Wars game dedicated to space battles, the most recent being 2003’s Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike for the Nintendo GameCube. But there’s a long list of of starfighter combat games in the Star Wars franchise, most famously lead by the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games released for PC in the 1990s that focused on more “realistic” space combat.
Star Wars: Squadrons is set to be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 2nd for $39.99. EA has yet to announce whether it’ll be offering a next-gen version of Squadrons for the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this fall.
Star Wars: Squadrons will launch 2 October 2020. It’s priced at Rs. 2,500 for the Xbox One and Steam.