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After Star Wars: Squadrons received a massive leak and found itself on the front page of Microsoft’s Xbox page, after which Electronic Arts officially confirmed that it would be showcased on 15 June. Taking to Twitter, the published revealed some artwork for the title and also announced that its debut trailer would be arriving on June 15th at 8:30 pm IST. Following that, it’s likely that EA Play will bring us even more about the game when it kicks off that same week, on June 18th.
Star Wars: Squadrons is a first-person, 5v5 multiplayer developed by Motive Montreal, the same studio which worked on Battlefront II and Anthem. If you still haven’t seen the official trailer, then please do so. The cinematic teaser trailer rendered entirely within the Frostbite engine but contained no gameplay, we also learned the game will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 2nd 2020. Cross-play was also confirmed as a feature at launch. We already know that Squadrons has a dedicated story mode but as with most games set in the Galaxy Far, Far Away, events are traditionally told from the perspective of the good guys. Squadrons will have a single-player campaign that will take place right after the Battle of Endor (right after the end of the original trilogy).
The game’s main focus, as expected, will be a multiplayer mode.Players will be able to choose from different game modes, so far only two are known. The first one is Fleet Battles where your goal will be to destroy the enemy flagship. Then there’s Dogfights where you’ll supposedly feel like in a scene from the movie. Your objective in Dogfights is to destroy as many opponents as you can. On a really bright note, EA made the promise that customization options will be unlocked solely through gameplay.
Squadrons will offer players a variety of starfighters to choose from. Here are all the available ones so far:
* TIE Fighter
* TIE Interceptor
* TIE Bomber
* TIE Reaper
Although the trailer looks great, the actual gameplay footage is still unavailable. It’ll come out on June 18 during EA’s Play Live event. The game will be VR compatible, for anyone who wants to go to the next level. There was no confirmed release for the next-gen consoles, though EA did make the surprising move of announcing the price of the game at launch with it set to cost $39.99. On PC it is expected to be available on Steam, the Epic Games Store and EA's own Origin platform. More information including the very first look at gameplay footage is set to be unveiled on Thursday 18th, at the EA Play Live event.