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Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons review

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Star Wars: Squadrons crossplay guide: how does it work?

Does Star Wars: Squadrons have crossplay?

1 week ago

Puyo Bock holds the secret to naming Star Wars: Squadrons pilots

I've never understood Star Wars names. On one hand, you've got perfectly normal blokes with names like Luke or Ben, and then someone will stroll on up and deadpan introduce themselves as "Dash Rendar" or "Wedge Antilles". It's enough to have you wondering where they come up with these names. In the case of one Star Wars: Squadrons pilot, at least, there's a good chance…

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2 weeks ago

Star Wars: Squadrons has no plans for post-launch content

With most games that Electronic Arts publish these days, I tend to just assume that there will be some form of extra content or microtransaction lying in wait for me. I'm pleasantly surprised, however, to discover that's not the case with Star Wars: Squadrons. The spacey flight sim came out last week, and what we got was the whole package, because EA says they have…

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Star Wars: Squadrons is out now

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on, for the morning has brought the release of Star Wars: Squadrons. EA's new spaceship shooter has players boldly go into battle for both the New Republic and Empire, with a story telling both sides of the aftermath of Star Wars VI: The Undiscovered Country. On top of that, it has 5v5 multiplayer modes. And all those…

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1 month 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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2 months 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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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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3 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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4 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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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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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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