After dropping the first teaser trailer on Monday, EA Games has released the official gameplay trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons.
Frankly, while this looks like a solid game that I’ll certainly be copping, all I care about at this stage is a Star Wars role-playing game. The year is 2020, our technology is boundless, and yet I still can’t traverse the galaxy far, far away as a young Padawan. How is this possible? What exactly are these gaming companies waiting for? Granted, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a step in the right direction, but we’re still lightyears away from where we should be when it comes to Star Wars video gaming. Imagine being able to explore the *entire* Star Wars universe. Incredible stuff. One day, hopefully.
How am I still living in a world without a Star Wars RPG? HOW?!
— Eric Ital (@eric_ital) June 17, 2020
Star Wars: Squadrons, which will cost $39.99, will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2, 2020. It will not be released on PlayStation 5 of Xbox One.
Star Wars: Squadrons Game Details, via EA
ALL WINGS REPORT IN – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5v5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.
MASTER LEGENDARY STARFIGHTERS – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.
GET IN THE COCKPIT – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player Star Wars story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of Star Wars: Squadrons in Virtual Reality on PlayStation 4 and PC.
THE MISSION IS CLEAR – Star Wars: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him firstname.lastname@example.org