After a teaser trailer earlier this week, EA finally showed some recent gameplay footage for Star Wars: Squadrons, its new Starfighter dogfighting game. As promised, the new title is a first-person space shooter that focuses on five-on-five team battles, while players form their own squadron (which of course consists of classic Star Wars ships).
Gameplay seems to be based on previous games like the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games of the 90s, including redirecting power between ship systems, managing shields, and this first-person view. There are plans for eight pilot-capable ships with one hunting, intercept, support and bomber ship for each faction (especially X-Wing, A-Wing, Y-Wing, U-Wing, TIE Fighter and TIE Interceptor), TIE Bomber and TIE Reaper fighter.)
The squadron's "Signature" online mode, Fleet Battles, is a multi-stage mission in which a five-man squadron battle takes place in the middle of the map to attack (or defend) a medium-sized tall ship before it takes over a flagship (either) an Imperial Star Destroyer or a Mon Calamari Cruiser) in the final stages.
There is also a single player campaign, set "shortly after" Return of the Jedi, in which players create two pilots: a New Republic pilot and an Imperial pilot, who take turns controlling them during missions.
Star Wars: Squadrons is expected to release on October 2 for $ 39.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. According to EA, you can play the entire game in VR on PS4 and PC platforms.