Star Wars Squadrons gears up for launch tomorrowday


EA’s next big Star Wars game, Star Wars Squadrons, is set to release tomorrow with its shiny $39.99 pricetag and availability on almost every current platform, including VR. As we’ve covered all year, the game isn’t an MMO per se, but it does feature some multiplayer content alongside the single-player campaign.

“In Star Wars: Squadrons, players will enlist as starfighter pilots, stepping into the cockpits of iconic starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets. They’ll plan skirmishes with their squadron in the briefing room before taking off for space battles across the galaxy. Players will engage in strategic 5v5 multiplayer space battles with the goal of demolishing the opposing flagship in Fleet Battles and will feel the rush of first-person multiplayer combat as they work with their squadron to defeat as many opponents as possible in Dogfights. Pilots will triumph as a team, adjusting the composition of their squadrons to suit their playstyles as they progress, crushing their opponents and completing objectives across known and never-before-seen locations, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.”

Last night, the company released a “tips and tricks” blog as a bit of a very last-minute teaser; it’s probably worth a look since it includes everything from how to team up with friends in crossplay (yes there’s full crossplay) to how to not suck at flying.

OK, ‘fess up, who’s grabbing this one first thing?

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