Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons: A Review

Is Star Wars: Squadrons finally the new Star Wars game we’ve all been hoping for? Since it’s release on October 2nd, reviews of the game have been quite favorable. I’ve seen little, if any, complaints from people who have played it. If anything, the complaints have been that it’s an amazing game in a limited package and fans are wondering how that will play out in the future or for expanded content of the game. Let’s take a look for ourselves. First, for those who don’t know, what is Star Wars: Squadrons? Star Wars: Squadrons is a space combat game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It has both multiplayer game modes and single-player campaigns. Squadrons allows you to play as an ace pilot for both the Empire and the…

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SWTOR: Claim Your Free Mini-pet to Celebrate the Star Wars: Squadrons Launch!

To celebrate the launch of Star Wars: Squadrons, the BioWare team is giving away minipets to all players of Star Wars: The old republic. Here is the news: We have all been counting the days until we could jump into our very own cockpits in a galaxy far, far away! The day has finally arrived and we are excited to experience the adventures of Vanguard Squadron in Star Wars™: Squadrons. Join us in offering a huge congratulations to our friends at Motive on their amazing accomplishment! As a studio that has spent its fair share of time piloting starships, we were especially drawn to Vanguard Squadron. So, in their honor and as a special congratulations to the Motive team, we have built a remote-controlled Starship Mini-pet based on their design! We worked hand-in-hand with the Motive team to ensure our design was influenced by Vanguard Squadron while also remaining true to…

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Why is Star Wars: Squadrons $40?

Could it be because it doesn’t have the “breadth” of bigger EA games? And what does that even mean? Back in June, EA explained that their starfighter sim Star Wars: Squadrons would have zero microtransactions, which was surprising, since the game is supposed to have a lot of different cosmetics for pilots. Also surprising? The $40 price tag, which is significantly lower than other Star Wars games they’re putting out like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order or even other non-Star Wars games like the new FIFA or Madden games, all of which sell for around $60. EA said it’s very specifically focused on the ‘fantasy’ of dogfighting in X-Wings and TIE Fighters, so it’s a bit cheaper than usual.  Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen explained in the quarter financial call that Squadrons will be more focused than other EA games. “Games all have different scales, and most of…

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The Facts About “Star Wars: Squadrons”

For many years, new “Star Wars” content was few and far between. When video games were released, we were expected to be content to play them for years on end. The idea of a new movie was laughable, and after the misery of the prequel trilogy, there weren’t all that many people who were receptive to the idea of seeing one anyway. A live-action television series like “The Mandalorian” would have been unthinkable. We all know what’s changed since then. Disney came in, and since then, “Star Wars” has been everywhere. There are new films, new toys, new games, and of course, “The Mandalorian” is one of the best TV shows of any genre that we’ve seen in years.  While “The Mandalorian” appears to have pleased everybody, and the most recent three movies split the crowd, our relationship with the newer “Star Wars” video games is a little more complicated….

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‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Won’t Have Microtransactions

Are you ready for a new Star Wars game? EA has officially announced their long-awaited project code-named “Maverick”. Star Wars: Squadrons is a 5v5 dogfighting game releasing this Fall. It will feature a lot of customizations for your ships that you earn through gameplay. It has an emphasis on multiplayer but also has a single-player campaign, set in the time after the Battle of Endor. Initially, there were rumors that it might have microtransactions but those rumors have since been squashed. Motive Studios’ creative director Ian Frazier also said it isn’t a living game, meaning they won’t deliver post-launch content. “Our mindset has been very old school,” Frazier says. “We’re trying to say with this game that we have a $40 price point, we want to feel generous to players, and we want it to feel like a complete experience. Like ‘You gave us your $40. Here’s a game that you…

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Star Wars: Squadrons Is Coming

A new Star Wars space combat game is coming this year. Lucasfilm and EA Just revealed Star Wars: Squadrons, a new space combat game coming October 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and playable via virtual reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC.  Developed by Motive Studios, Star Wars: Squadrons promises thrilling first-person, 5v5 multiplayer space dogfights, monumental fleet battles, and an original story set during the final days of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Check out the official trailer: What do you think? It’s a game we didn’t really ask for, but some are excited to see, nonetheless. While some critics say it didn’t need to be a standalone game and it could have been an expansion to Star Wars Battlefront 2, rather than its own game, we’re still here for it. So far, early details…

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