After a key art leak on Xbox's website a few days ago, EA chose to reveal its first trailer for the upcoming supposed spiritual successor to Star Wars:Rogue Squadron. Still, we can't wait to strap in and try it out - if it can capture some of that old X-Wing, Rogue Squadron magic, it'll be a real victor. And said cosmic littering is around the corner, as EA's preparing to properly reveal Star Wars: Squadrons this week. It will be released on 2nd October 2020!
I'm not sure what EA means in delivering "authentic piloting experience" in this game, seeing as Star Wars is not real. Star Wars: Squadrons will undoubtedly be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin, Steam, or Epic), and in virtual reality (VR) on PC and PS4, with cross-play support across all platforms. Star Wars: Squadrons is presented in first person and is created to be an immersive experience. Everything from simple cosmetics to new components like weapons, hulls, engines, and shields can be unlocked to keep the gameplay "fresh and engaging".
In addition, you will also be able to squad up with your friends and play against others, regardless of platform thanks to cross-play support across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and VR.
Star Wars Squadrons will take you both to places familiar - Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan have been confirmed as locations - and unfamiliar. Pre-ordering grants you additional cosmetic items in flight suits, starfighter skins, and decals. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of legendary starfighters, from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets, and fight in strategic 5v5 space battles. The game features an original story set after the events Return Of The Jedi, as the New Republic battles to eradicate the Empire once and for all, and boasts a single-player campaign as well as multiplayer action.
For the kind of gameplay Star Wars Squadrons will bring, players will have to dig many console generations back to get even close. EA has cancelled numerous projects and only released a few big Star Wars games, like Fallen Order and Battlefront II, over the last few years.