During the Summer Game Fest reveal tonight, EA has finally unveiled the first trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons, a new first-person dogfighting game based in the Star Wars universe. It will take place between Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, chronicling the rise of the New Republic and the last days of the Galactic Empire.
According to the press release (via Geoff Keighly), the game will support VR and crossplay between platforms. Players can look forward to 5v5 multiplayer space battles and a singleplayer campaign, where players will learn what it means to be a pilot as they battle from the alternating perspectives of two customizable pilots, one serving in the New Republic’s heroic Vanguard Squadron, while the other fights for the Galactic Empire’s fearsome Titan Squadron.
They will also be able to visit new locations like the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan. The game will feature cosmetic and gameplay customization options with rewards and bonuses that are earned solely through gameplay. As players move up the ranks, they’ll earn components such as weapons, hulls, engines and shields to customize the performance of their starfighters; and gain cosmetic items to customize their cockpit, ship exteriors, and appearance of their pilot.
Star Wars: Squadrons will launch for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam, Origin, and Epic Games Store) on 2 October 2020. More details and information (including gameplay) will be revealed later this week during EA Play 2020 at 7am GMT+8 on 19 June 2020.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below.