Star Wars: Squadrons comes out soon, in just a few days in fact, and folks might want to know what’s coming in this new game.
What is Star Wars: Squadrons?
The game is all about taking on the role as a starship pilot between the two sides of the Empire and the Republic in the icoinc franchise and its universe. Featuring both a singleplayer and multiplayer component, this could well become the most popular Star Wars game in some time.
PvP is the real focus here. Players can join up with friends and take on other squads in deathmatch-style gameplay modes. All the time tracking their stats and seeing who the best star pilots in the galaxy are. Check out variety of gameplay in the trailers down below.
Can you customize ships?
There’s a full gear system in the game that dictates the gear you can bring on each ship in combat. Players will unlock a variety of ship options as they play. And with the ranked and unranked multiplayer gameplay modes, there’s tons of stuff to unlock. With 40 levels worth of ship-based unlocks alone, the game has a lot of replayability to it. Gamers can alter their loadouts before each match. Players will also be able to change paint jobs and in-cockpit cosmetic options to give their ships a personal feel.
When does the game release?
The game will release on October 2nd, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. On PC it will support all major headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index plus PSVR support on PS4. The game will cost $40 on all platforms, and there are no special or collector’s editions available at this time.
You may also pre-order the game via Steam and other services, and get plenty of nice bouses. Here are the pre-order bonuses if you do decide to get it early:
- New Republic Recruit Flight Suit (Epic)
- Imperial Ace Flight Suit (Epic)
- New Republic Recruit Starfighter Skins (Rare)
- Imperial Ace Starfighter Skins (Rare)
- New Republic Recruit Decal (Common)
- Imperial Ace Decal (Common)
Does Star Wars: Squadrons have VR support?
The Oculus Quest has been a new entrant into the scene of VR on PC, and a lot of people are wondering if the game will support this new headset option. The fact is that nothing has been confirmed. And in case you were wondering, there’s been confirmed that both VR and non-VR players would have cross-play, so that’s cool.
As of now, there will not be any motion controller support. As of now, the options are either gamepad, keyboard/mouse, or HOTAS for PC; with PSVR getting support for Dualshock 4 and other valid options.