Star Wars: Squadrons Is a New Story Set After Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Squadrons Is a New Story Set After Return of the Jedi

EA Motive's Star Wars game is revealed at last.

It might have leaked last week, but now we have our first official look at Star Wars: Squadrons. Developed by EA Motive Studios, the dog-fighting game has an original story set after Return of the Jedi.

Star Wars: Squadrons is set "when the Empire is in decline after the events of Return of the Jedi," a press release reads. This new, original story is being spearheaded by EA's Motive Studios, who you might recall were behind the original story of Iden Versio in Star Wars Battlefront 2 back in 2017.

But whereas Battlefront 2's excellent space-faring battles took place entirely from the third-person perspective, Squadrons takes place in first-person. The new game is a multiplayer game built around the core space battles, which is certainly welcome news if you enjoyed Battlefront 2's Starfighter Assault mode as much as I did.

At launch, Squadrons will feature VR support, for both the PC and PS4 versions of the game. Although there's only the trailer above to go on for Star Wars: Squadrons right now, there'll be a more extensive look at the game at EA Play on Thursday, June 18.

Star Wars: Squadrons will launch on October 2, and at the moment it's only planned to launch on current-gen consoles. So it'll be coming to PC (available on Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store), PS4, and Xbox One, and will feature cross-play support between all four platforms at launch.

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