If you ever wanted to fly a starfighter and become the best pilot in the whole galaxy, like Luke Skywalker, EA is granting your wish in Star Wars: Squadrons. The brand new video game will pit teams of starfighter pilots against each other in some thrilling intergalactic battles. In Squadrons, players will be able to pick a side between the evil Empire and the Rebellion, and compete in intense 5v5 multiplayer while flying across the universe. The game also features a single-player Star Wars story, which covers a crucial campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War, roughly during the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
EA has just released an official Star Wars: Squadrons trailer featuring some game engine footage and explaining the story briefly. You can watch it in the player below.
In addition to regular consoles, the game will also be available in virtual reality on PlayStation 4 and PC. The Star Wars franchise remains a pioneer in VR adventures, like the recently announced Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. The official description of Star Wars: Squadrons reads:
“In a fateful campaign set near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War, learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars single-player story. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.”
Star Wars: Squadrons will be available starting October 2 on all major platforms. Preorders are available at many sites right now.
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