Via a press release, Electronic Arts, Motive Studios, and Lucasfilm are pleased to announce Star Wars: Squadrons, an immersive first-person air combat experience set in the beloved Star Wars galaxy. Star Wars: Squadrons will feature exciting 5v5 multiplayer combat, monumental battles between the fleet and an original story of the last days of the Galactic Empire, as well as the rise of the New Republic following the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi . Launch is slated for October 2, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store, and will be available via virtual reality (VR) on Playstation 4 and PC with cross-support. In addition, between June 18 and 19, at 1.00 Italian time, EA Play Live will show the gameplay.
“We created this game for all the Star Wars fans who have always dreamed of flying across the galaxy aboard their favorite fighter,” said Ian Frazier, Creative Director of Motive Studios. “Thanks to the collaboration of the Motive and Lucasfilm teams, we were able to create a high fidelity starhunting experience, with an authentic storyline that invites Star Wars fans to explore never before seen corners of the galaxy aboard their spaceship. . . We’re excited to show it all off this week on EA Play Live. ”
In Star Wars: Squadrons, players will enlist as Star Fighter Pilots, entering directly into the cockpits of famous Star Fighters, both from the New Republic and Imperial fleets. They will plan skirmishes with their squadron in the boardroom, before facing space battles across the galaxy. Players will engage in strategic 5v5 multiplayer interstellar combat, with the goal of demolishing the opposing flagship in fleet battles, and experience the thrill of first-person multiplayer combat as they work with their squadron to defeat as many of opponents as possible during dogfights. Pilots will triumph as a team, improving their squad roster based on progress, crushing opponents, and achieving objectives in known and never-before-seen locations, including gas giant Yavin Prime and Shattered Moon of
Star Wars: Squadrons will also feature a single-player story that will trigger several events after the Battle of Endor, when the Rebel Alliance succeeded in destroying Death Star II. Throughout the story, players will learn what it means to be a pilot as they battle under the alternate perspectives of two customizable pilots, one serving in the heroic New Republic Vanguard Squadron, and the other inserted in the formidable Titan Squadron of the Galactic Empire. The authentic story features a diverse cast of original characters, as well as cameos of familiar faces in the Star Wars galaxy.
Star Wars: Squadrons is available for pre-order now and will hit retail and digital stores on October 2 for € 39.99. EA Access and Origin Access Basic subscribers can enjoy up to 10 hours of gameplay at startup, plus 10% off the purchase of the full game.