After a couple of days of patient waiting, EA has finally revealed exactly what Star Wars Squadrons is. The good news is that the hype cycle will be fairly short, as EA has also announced that Star Wars Squadrons will release on October 2nd, 2020.
The announcement came in the form of a trailer that was premiered on the EA Star Wars YouTube channel, and you can watch that trailer right here by directing your peepers upwards.
The big surprise here is that the entire game will be playable inside PSVR, and other VR headsets on PC. It won’t just be a brief mission like the X-Wing experience for Star Wars Battlefront, but the full game, playable from start to finish in VR – if you’ve got the stomach for it…
EA has also released a few screenshots, which you can find through here. Really handy if you’re a Star Wars nut and want to pimp up your desktop, phone, or tablet.
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.
We sometimes link to online retail stores. If you buy something from our links, we may make a small commission which goes towards keeping the lights on and coffee in the pot.
Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)