Star Wars: Squadron, a New Unannounced Game, Shows Up on [Update]

Star Wars: Squadron, a New Unannounced Game, Shows Up on [Update]

It appears there's some space combat on the way.

Update [11:55 a.m. PT]: Electronic Arts has confirmed that Star Wars: Squadron is indeed real, and announced a trailer debuting this coming Monday, June 15, at 8:00 a.m. PT. Looks like we won't be waiting until EA Play after all.

The next Star Wars game seems to have slipped out ahead of its scheduled announcement. On the Xbox official site, a pre-order link and splash art for Star Wars: Squadrons appeared in the main page slider.

While the page will inevitably come down, the slider image had both the title of the new Star Wars game, as well as a "pilots wanted" sub-heading and a link to a pre-order page. The pre-order page was not live at the time we checked it out.

The image features Rebel and Imperial forces engaging in a head-on dogfight, with a number of Star Wars craft. The typical X-Wings and TIE fighters are present, as well as some more interesting craft like the A-Wing.

A mysterious Star Wars game, dubbed "Project Maverick," appeared on PSN in March. Considering the timing, as well as the codename "Maverick," this likely indicates that Squadrons is Maverick, a spacecraft dogfighting game set in the Star Wars universe. In February, a Kotaku report indicated two Star Wars projects were in development, one of which being a "smaller, more unusual project" at EA Motive. No developer or publisher labels are on the art at all to indicate that at the moment, though.

A seemingly spiritual successor to the legacy of games like X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter and the Rogue Squadron series is certainly something that piques my interest. We're likely to learn more about what Star Wars: Squadron actually is as we get closer to next week's online EA Play Live stream.

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