Star Wars: Squadrons is the game once known as Project Maverick: a “smaller, more unusual” Star Wars game developed by EA Motive.
Long-rumoured and occasionally leaked as Project Maverick, EA has now confirmed the existence of Squadrons and revealed the first trailer.
When is the Star Wars: Squadrons release date?
Squadrons is set to release on 2 October 2020 for the relatively budget-friendly price of £34.99/$39.99, reflecting the fact that it’s a smaller title than the likes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
What platforms will Squadrons be available on?
Unsurprisingly, Squadrons will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC – available on Steam, Origins, and the Epic Games Store.
Since it releases shortly before the launch of the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X, expect the game to eventually appear on those two consoles as well, though nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Watch the Squadrons trailer
Shortly after the game leaked on the Xbox Store, EA formally revealed it with this announcement trailer:
While the game has now been revealed, there’s more info to follow soon, with the company’s EA Play Live stream set for 18 June. This E3 replacement event will include more Squadrons details including the first actual gameplay footage, and certainly loads on EA’s other big 2020 games, so here’s how to watch EA Play Live.
What should I expect from Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay?
As the name and concept art give away, Squadrons is an aerial combat game that follows in the footsteps of the classic Rogue Squadron series, though ups the ante by setting it all in a first-person perspective.
Unlike those games it’s set after the original trilogy, though not by much. It takes place just after the events of Return of the Jedi, with the remnants of the Empire fighting for revenge against the Rebellion.
The game includes a single-player campaign along with 5v5 multiplayer dogfighting, and the latter supports full cross-play across the various platforms.
Ships will include the X-Wing, A-Wing, TIE Fighter and TIE Bomber – with more yet to be confirmed – and you’ll have the chance to modify your ship and even strategically divert power in the middle of combat
The game should be even better on PC and PS4, where it will enjoy full VR support for the entirety of the game.
For more exciting games to look forward to, take a look at the best upcoming games of 2020.