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Feature: I would like to see the baby

Alright, so what Star Wars game do you want now?

EA's exclusive hold over Star Wars has ended with the news that Ubisoft are making an open-world Star Wars game and Lucasfilm are looking to work with more folks. So, what game would you like to see made now? RPG? FPS? Walking simulator? Spacepub landlord sim? Dream big. Any genre, any development team, any budget. Pitch whatever you want. I happen to know a man…

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Ubisoft Massive are making an open-world Star Wars game

The studio behind The Division are making a new "story-driven, open-world Star Wars game," Lucasfilm announced today. They revealed plans to start working with more developers on Star Wars games, not just Electronic Arts. However, they do say they are still working with EA on new projects. This news arrives the day after Bethesda announced an Indiana Jones game, being made by Wolfenstein studio MachineGames.

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The Lucasfilm Games brand is back

Disney have rebranded the Lucasfilm video games division, this time sending the Star Wars lords back to a name from 1986: Lucasfilm Games. That's the brand under which they developed games including The Secret Of Monkey Island and Loom. This seemingly is only a rebranding, mind, and they're not rebuilding the development studio. Because Disney run time on a loop, presumably they'll rebrand to LucasArts…

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Star Wars: Squadrons devs say they’re not doing another Star War

One week after a job listing said Motive were hiring for "an upcoming Star Wars action game", the Star Wars: Squadrons studio have said oops nope, not true, no Star War here. It was "human error", they say. Typical humans. No, whatever it is they are making next (and they do hint they're "working on something pretty special"), apparently we will not see a single…

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Baby Yoda is coming to your Star Wars: Squadrons dashboard

Baby Yoda, the Yoda that's also a baby, is coming to Star Wars: Squadrons as part of a new set of decorative ship bits. New Republic pilots will be able to have the breakout star from Disney's Galaxy High School Musical sitting on their dashboard, though it's only a model - he won't be fiddling with your radio. EA have said they've no plans for…

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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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Feature: For a few spaceships more

Star Wars: Squadrons review

My opinion of Star Wars: Squadrons is all over the place. I was excited when it was announced, as I'd been yearning for a proper Star Wars flight sim for years. But then I reined in my expectations, because my bland triple-A release sense was tingling. I played a few hours of Squadrons as soon as it launched, and finished my session feeling a bit…

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Feature: Get into the screaming spaceship

Star Wars: Squadrons pays more homage to TIE Fighter than it had to

My first mission in Star Wars: Squadrons (which I shall now call Squadwarns for the sake of ease), saw me jumping into a TIE fighter to have a nose around a big asteroidy space dock thing, looking for refugees from the recently-burst planet of Alderaan. My space boss reckoned those refugees might be hiding in cargo transports, so he told me to scan some cargo…

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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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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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The Sims 4’s Star Wars expansion is out now

Captain's log, stardate 74156.3. We've encountered an entity calling itself 'Electronic Arts', which demonstrates godlike powers and treats human lives as pawns in a game for its own twisted enjoyment. It tells us we are its latest toys, and our homes, our heroes, and our decor shall join the fantasy it calls The Sims 4, declaring our imprisonment to be a 'game pack' named Star…

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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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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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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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Star Wars Day means star-sized sales on Star Wars games

Oh look, it's Star Wars Day and to celebrate of course an entire galaxy of Star Wars games are on sale. There are discounts to be had on all yer old favorites from back in the day and some of the newer laser sword adventures of the decade as well.

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