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Star Wars: Squadrons

2 weeks ago

A Star Wars: Squadrons animated short introduces your Imperial squadmate

Star Wars: Squadrons is suiting up for takeoff next month, as are the pilots you'll meet during your space battles. Motive Studios have produced a new story short to introduce you to one of 'em. Varko Grey is in a spot of trouble when he misses the bus during an Imperial retreat from battle. It's called "Hunted", which is what happens when an Alliance pilot…

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4 weeks ago

Star Wars: Squadrons trailer gives a wee peek at the story campaign

A new trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons is coming in hotter than a tauntaun's guts, fresh out of Gamescom Opening Night Live. It shows more of the story campaign, which'll have us playing on flying for both the Empire and New Republic, seeing two sides of a weird time in Star Wars history. That 'weird time' being before shortly after Palpatine died but a good…

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1 month ago

Star Wars: Squadrons will let you disable cosmetics if you don’t want to see people’s tricked-out ships

EA have explained more about customisation in Star Wars: Squadrons, both the meaningful loadout decisions of different weapons and equipment as well as the purely cosmetic bits for pilots and ships. Tuning a ship sounds simple but maybe satisfying. And while EA claim cosmetic bits are "authentic" and made in collaboration with the Starlords of Lucasfilm, they're making a concession to people who just want…

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2 months ago

Modded X-Wing Alliance looks incredible for a 21-year-old game

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance was released. 21 years ago, in fact. But to look at the work the people at X-Wing Alliance Upgrade are doing to the classic space dogfighting game you wouldn't think it was from the '90s. They’ve added dynamic cockpits, modern lighting, upgraded all the ship models, and have even ported it…

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3 months ago

Star Wars: Squadrons battles are “inspired by World War II aerial combat”

I feel like I missed out on a lot of the old Star Wars space battle games because, well, most of them are older than me. But with Star Wars: Squadrons on the way, it seems I'll finally get a chance to have a go at one of those dedicated Star Wars flight sims. It all sounds pretty good, too - on top of the…

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Star Wars: Squadrons trailer explains a whole lot more

EA tonight showed off more Star Wars: Squadrons in a new trailer, following its cinematic announcement on Monday. It may not be a straight gameplay video with all the answers you'd hope for but it does explain and show a fair bit. It does also: look very pretty with its lasers and explosions.

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Feature: Let the past die; kill it if you have to

Why, on further thought, Star Wars: Squadrons can’t be the next TIE Fighter

Last night, after watching the trailer for EA's forthcoming space combat jamboroo Star Wars: Squadrons, I finally fell prey to the nostalgia that had remained unstirred by an entire trilogy of Star Warses, and got excited enough to blurt the words "TIE Fighter successor". Reader: I'm sorry. I was drunk on lasers. Utterly trolleyed on spaceships, and slurring that a trailer was my best mate.…

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Feature: Sucked right back in

I thought I was immune to Star Wars nostalgia until I saw the Squadrons trailer

I was a massive Star Wars nerd as a kid. Obviously. But by the time the prequel trilogy had been and gone, I was out of my teens and largely out of love with the whole thing. I mustered a bit of "ooh, that's pleasant" for The Force Awakens, and I had fun with the other two movies, but I definitely didn't feel any of…

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Star Wars: Squadrons will bring spaceship dogfights to October

EA today revealed Star Wars: Squadrons as a first-person spacehip dogfighting game, coming in October. It's set after Return of the Jedi, will let you fly both Rebel Alliance and Empire, and yes, it will have a singleplayer campaign as well as 5v5 multiplayer. Three pleasant surprises: it'll have cross-platformer multiplayer between PC and consoles; it'll support VR; and it will be on Steam at…

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4 months ago

Star Wars: Squadrons name and art leak on the Microsoft Store, trailer coming Monday

Update: EA have now announced they'll reveal Star Wars: Squadrons with a trailer on YouTube on Monday, June 15th at 4pm (8am Pacific).Electronic Arts just can't keep a lid on these new space opera games they've got hanging in the hangar. A game titled Star Wars: Squadrons popped up on the Microsoft Store today with some key art and the phrase "pilots wanted." There wasn't…

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