EA announces Star Wars Squadrons to be developed by Battlefront II studio
Star Wars fans will be excited to learn that rumors of a new EA Star Wars game said to focus on dogfighting have been confirmed. Venturebeat scored an exclusive that it was in the works and now EA has officially come out to reveal that the game is indeed real. Called Star Wars Squadrons, the new game is being developed by EA Motive, the team behind Star Wars: Battlefront II.
As surmised by Venturebeat, Star Wars Squadrons will focus on space-based dogfighting in the tradition of games like Rogue Squadron, with pilots from the Rebel Alliance pitched against the Empire. The game will have a single-player campaign, but it will also be heavily focused on multiplayer battles with gamers seemingly being able to pick which side they will play on. The Battlefront games features elements of this experience, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to develop.
In fact, EA will reveal the official launch trailer on Monday with the game set to drop as soon as this fall on both consoles and PC. No word on whether that includes the next generation Xbox Series X and Sony PS5, but given both those consoles sport backwards compatibility, it should work whether it has been specially optimized or not. Given the setting of the game seems to be around the time of the original Star Wars movie trilogy, it looks like it has the potential to stoke strong feelings of nostalgia and dreams of emulating Han and Luke in the cockpit.