Following a leak and confirmation on Friday, EA has officially released a cinematic trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons. The game promises an immersive, first-person dogfighting experience. It is being developed by Motive Studios, the same team behind Star Wars: Battlefront II. You can check out the trailer below.
What To Expect From Star Wars: Squadrons
Star Wars: Squadrons will feature 5v5 multiplayer matches as well as a single-player campaign set directly after Return of the Jedi. It will launch on October 2nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Non-console players will be able to play it through Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. It will also be available in VR via the PlayStation 4 and PC. What’s most exciting, however, is that it will support cross-play for all platforms. Motive Studios’ Creative Director Ian Frazier had this to say:
We created this game for every Star Wars fan who has ever dreamt about soaring across the galaxy in their favorite starfighter. Through the collaboration of the teams at Motive and Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create a high-fidelity starfighter experience with an authentic storyline that invites Star Wars fans to explore never-before-seen corners of the galaxy in their own ship. We’re excited to show all this in action this week at EA Play Live.”
As Frazier stated, gameplay for Star Wars: Squadrons will be shown off at EA Play Live. The digital event’s original date was June 11th, but it was postponed to June 18th.
Similar to Motive’s last game, Squadrons will offer heavy customization in terms of gameplay and cosmetics. Thankfully, players will earn these enhancements simply by playing the game. The story will alternate players between a pilot for the New Republic and one for the Empire with a cast of new supporting characters. We can expect a few familiar faces to pop up as well.
Star Wars: Squadrons will be $39.99 and is available for pre-order now.