Buckle Up For EA’s Official Star Wars: Squadrons Trailer!
EA Games has revealed the first Star Wars: Squadrons trailer for the upcoming first-person fighter pilot game, along with new details. Check it out in the player below, and look out for that Wedge Antilles cameo!
Buckle up, take full control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter, and feel the adrenaline of strategic first-person 5v5 multiplayer dogfights alongside your squadron. In a fateful campaign set near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War, learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars single-player story. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest. Star Wars: Squadrons is available October 2, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Origin PC, Steam, Epic Games Store, and Virtual Reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC with cross-play support.
Tune in to EA Play on June 18, 4PM PT to watch the gameplay world premiere of Star Wars: Squadrons.
Squadrons will mark the first time in EA’s history of owning the rights to the Star Wars video game brand that they have published a vehicle-focused title set in the long-running sci-fi world as well as the first time in over 17 years since any such title has been released. Images featured on the Xbox website, which have subsequently been taken down, showed the tagline “Pilots Wanted,” seemingly hinting at returning to the Rogue Squadron series.
Prior to EA, LucasArts held the rights to publishing the games and co-developed the Rogue Squadron series with California-based video game developers Factor 5. The Rogue Squadron series featured three highly-acclaimed games and was set to make a fourth installment for the Xbox 360 and a next-gen trilogy collection, but amidst LucasArts’ concerns over the console market and Factor 5’s financial issues, these plans were all scrapped.
Star Wars: Squadrons will also mark the first Star Wars game to come from EA following last year’s Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment, which received high critical acclaim and sold more than eight million copies by January 2020, just two months after the game’s release. In addition to the trailer debuting on Monday, EA is holding an EA Play Live virtual event on June 18 that will feature a number of other world premieres and news regarding future titles.