Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons

Expected Release

October 2, 2020


PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


Motive Studios



Find out more at Giant Bomb

As someone who absolutely loved the Starfighter Assault mode in Battlefront 2, this trailer did absolutely nothing for me. Like… what is it? Multiplayer? If so, how many? VR? PSVR? And what really worries me is that Motive did the campaign for Battlefront 2, Criterion did the air combat. Did Motive get Criterion’s code, cuz I’m not convinced they can do a better dog fighting game.


Okay. I’m more hyped now if this leak is indeed true. PSVR X-wings?!?!?!?! YES!


Buckle up, take full control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter, and feel the adrenaline of strategic first-person 5v5 multiplayer dogfights alongside your squadron.

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 is available October 2, 2020 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Origin PC, Steam, Epic Games Store, and Virtual Reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC with cross-play support.

Tune in to EA Play on June 18, 4PM PT to watch the gameplay world premiere of STAR WARS™: Squadrons.

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About STAR WARS™: Squadrons:

ALL WINGS REPORT IN – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5v5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.

MASTER LEGENDARY STARFIGHTERS – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.

GET IN THE COCKPIT – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player Star Wars story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of Star Wars: Squadrons in Virtual Reality on PlayStation 4 and PC.

THE MISSION IS CLEAR – Star Wars: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.

Okay. Now I’m hyped! PSVR and PCVR CROSS-PLAY!


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This and the $40 price point has me intrigued


He does a great job of explaining everything and doesn’t completely suck at playing like the first one I watched from Battlefront Updates.

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OpenCritic - 80
MetaCritic- 81 / 77

PCGamesN - 9/10

What it is in fact is a great looking, technically demanding starfighter sim that provides a dynamic new spin on space dogfighting without any of the usual monetary cruft that accompanies live service games today. Time will tell if it truly has the depth and skill ceiling to give it staying power, but it’s made a damn fine first impression. If you’ve ever wanted to become an ace X-wing pilot, or fondly remember your time in a DOS-based fighter cockpit, Star Wars: Squadrons is a must-play.

Star Wars: Squadrons review – I know a few manoeuvres
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Game Informer - 8.25/10

Squadrons’ single-player may fizzle out frequently like a malfunctioning hyperdrive motivator, but the multiplayer continually impresses and is worth the price of entry alone. Flying in formation with a group of friends put a smile on my face, and that was just the calm before the storm. When the lasers start flying, Squadrons’ multiplayer can be nothing short of exhilarating and a great test of skill, pushing players to be clever in the cockpit to outthink and outmaneuver opponents. Given just how enjoyable it is to pilot an X-Wing or TIE Fighter, this is a multiplayer experience I will continually go back to, even if EA doesn’t support it with new content. It’s just fun to play, providing something different compared to most of today’s competitive games.

Star Wars: Squadrons Review – Roaring With Excitement
The multiplayer delivers huge thrills, while the single-player struggles to hit the target.

Polygon (unscored)

Simply put, Star Wars: Squadrons is the total package. If all you have at your disposal is a console, a decent TV, and a working controller, you’re going to have a wonderful time. If you have a throttle, stick, and rudder pedals, you’re really in for a treat. And, if you happen to be able to afford VR, you may never want to take that headset off again.

Star Wars: Squadrons review: a triumph of focused design and succinct storytelling
Motive delivers a satisfying single-player campaign combined with a rich multiplayer mode

Twinfinite - 4.5/5

If you enjoy aerial combat or Star Wars, then Squadrons is a no-brainer recommendation. It encapsulates everything that makes those epic dogfights from the movies so magical, and puts you right at the heart of it. From throwbacks to particularly iconic moments to the wailing scream of a TIE Fighter at speed, it’s all here and it all looks and feels fantastic.

Star Wars Squadrons Review - Aerial Ace
Star Wars Squadrons lets players take to the cockpit of some of the most iconic ships in the franchise and duke it out in space.

God Is a Geek - 8.5/10

Despite a handful of limitations, Star Wars: Squadrons is a superb aerial combat game. If you can get past the loading screens and occasional frame stutters, there’s a fantastic experience in or out of VR, with a decent if slightly superfluous story mode. The meat and potatoes is the multiplayer, and the Fleet Battles are the gravy. It’s an authentic, exhilarating Star Wars experience that fans of the franchise or the genre will absolutely love.

Star Wars: Squadrons review -
Star Wars: Squadrons is an excellent aerial combat game. Anyone who ever dreamed of being an X-Wing pilot needs to check this out.

ShackNews - 8/10

In recent times, I have lamented the dearth of AA video games. Fifteen or more years ago, games of this scope were ubiquitous and some of the best experiences you could have in gaming. Against its super-budget, monstrously ambitious peers, Star Wars: Squadrons manages to stand out by not trying to be larger than life. Simultaneously a franchise cash-in and love letter to the classic LucasArts PC space combat games of the 1990s, Squadrons sticks to its mission and comes out the other side of a warp-speed jump successfully. Pummeling a star destroyer against the Wild Berry Skittles-esque backdrop of Yavin Prime doesn’t require my undivided attention or multiple scans of my credit card. Seems like a fair deal to me. 8/10 burning embers of Alderaan

Star Wars: Squadrons review - It’s not a trap
Delivering casual starfighter combat at a casual price, EA’s latest Star Wars title is surprising in its simplicity.

Gamesradar - 3.5/5

Star Wars: Squadrons offers an exhilarating take on dogfighting in a galaxy far, far away, which helps elevate a functional single-player story and provides a strong foundation for a focused multiplayer experience.
Star Wars: Squadrons review: “Turns idle daydreams into tangible experiences”
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Press Start - 7/10

After fellow entries in Battlefront II and Jedi: Fallen Order, Squadrons is yet another credit in EA’s pocket as far as the recovery of the Star Wars license goes. It’s a tailored, focused experience that knows what it is and though it might have shoehorned in a largely inconsequential story, treating it as a taste-test for the game’s multiplayer main event should serve you well.
Star Wars: Squadrons Review - Be My Wingman
Star Wars: Squadrons Review - Be My Wingman

COG Connected - 75%

Much like the ships you’re flying, this game is all business. The excess components and junk parts have been ripped right out, all so the flight n’ fight action runs as smoothly as possible. It’s a tough, crazy ride, but one that’s worth the strain. Yet, therein lies the issue: if you’re not here to fly, you’re likely not here. In other words, Squadrons has a somewhat limited audience. I’m terrible at dogfights, but I’m motivated to get better. They’re a ton of fun, but they’re brutally tough. If that doesn’t appeal to you, best you learn it now, rather than later. For those of you starving for a proper Star Wars flight combat game, this is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Otherwise, you’re in for a rough ride, albeit an exciting one, with Star Wars: Squadrons.

Star Wars: Squadrons Review - Fast and Frantic Fun
Lock those S-Foils in attack position, Star Wars: Squadrons has arrived! EA and Motive’s no filler, all killer space combat sim is coming in hot! - 16/20

EA Motive adresse une lettre d’amour aux fans de la saga de George Lucas et aux amateurs de dogfights. Le gameplay orienté arcade, non sans une pointe de simulation, capture l’essence même des combats spatiaux à la Star Wars, challenge les pilotes chevronnés et accompagne les non initiés. Le mode Histoire explore avec la manière une période troublée… celle de la guerre civile galactique, malgré un manque d’audace notable dans la mise en scène. Le multijoueur et son système de progression promettent une belle expérience compétitive et coopérative, si on omet le nombre restreint de joueurs et de modes de jeu. Star Wars : Squadrons est au final le Shooter spatial tant attendu par les fans, à la réalisation soignée et toujours respectueux du matériau d’origine… une réussite ni plus ni moins.
Test du jeu Star Wars : Squadrons
Electronic Arts continue d’explorer la franchise Star Wars et enrichit le lore canonique avec un Shooter. Star Wars : Squadrons reprend le flambeau de feu la trilogie Rogue Squadron ainsi que de la série X-Wing, et se focalise exclusivement sur les combats spatiaux, élément central de la saga…

GameSpot (in progress review)

But as my experience stands right now, the campaign of Star Wars: Squadrons is a solid showcase of setpieces that conveys what’s possible with the game’s engaging flight combat mechanics. Juggling all tasks required on your cool starfighter while soaking in the sights and sounds of Star Wars has been a real treat in the first 8 hours, even if I’m left a bit wanting.

Star Wars: Squadrons Early Review Impressions – Single-Player Campaign
Involved flight mechanics add a lot to the space combat of Star Wars: Squadrons, though the campaign’s narrative components might leave you wanting.

UploadVR (in progress review)

From what I’ve played so far, Star Wars: Squadrons has exceeded my already lofty expectations. It out-performs every other VR space combat game I’ve tried across the board for my tastes and offers a ton of nuance in its gameplay and immense entertainment with its full, robust campaign mode. If you got a chance to try the brief, but magical, X-Wing VR Mission in the first DICE Battlefront game on PS4 with PSVR and wished it could have been made into a full game, then this is exactly that and so much more. Some tiny performance issues and a lack of VR support for your hands and in cutscenes is unfortunate, but more than forgivable.

Minor gripes aside, for fans of Star Wars, fans of arcade-style space combat, and fans of just flat-out immersive VR, it doesn’t get a whole lot better than Star Wars: Squadrons.

Star Wars: Squadrons Review - The Galaxy’s Finest
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Video Reviews

IGN - Single-player Review - 8/10 - EA’s Best Star Wars Game Yet?

GameSpot - Single Player Impressions

The bolded in the UPloadVR review is what I’ve been asking for since I bought the PSVR. I can’t wait for tomorrow.

With it being only $40 I may pick this up

Seems like a solidly above-average Star Wars game, which is about what I expect from EA nowadays.

I played this -redacted- in 2D and then again this morning in VR. It is WAAAAY better in VR. If I didn’t have a headache I’d hopefully be playing it right now. It’s far more involved than the Battlefront 2 flying. I hope I can get the hang of it so I can keep my sweet Tidbits nickname.

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Picked this up today. Can’t wait to try it

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@DarthSmurfX sooooooooooo the story is pretty solid this far and the gameplay is great.

My only 2 complaints are that I’m about done with a story line that involves an Imperial turning to the Rebellion. Also, Bail Organa gonna get killed off like that, huh? That was some cheap shit

At least that happens in the prologue and isn’t the basis for the entire story like Battlefront 2s and you aren’t playing as that character.

Mandalorian-themed cosmetics incoming. Personally, I need that The Child statue in my cockpit. And IG-11. And the Razor Crest ship. And the Rodian Bounty. And the Beskar. And the Blurg.

So, this has cross platform MP?