Star Wars: X-Wing and TIE fighters are two of the most famous Star Wars games of all time. Placing the player into the cockpit of the iconic spaceship, they are great space simulations for the times and still very well maintained to this day. What I am saying is that EA sets itself a high standard with Star Wars: Squad. Create a spiritual heir X-Wing and TIE fighters is problem.
The original details are very promising. EA promises a full single player story, seemingly spanning both the New Republic and the Empire. There’s also a 5 out of 5 multiplayer mode, which is just a bit disappointing because Battlefront II allowed 12v 12 air combat. I will keep the judgment until we try it. Maybe the lower number of players doesn’t matter.
Actually, the bad guy EVE: Valkyrie is also 5 out of 5, and I have to admit that Squadron looks very similar Valkyrie with Star Wars license. There’s something about the speed of the action in this trailer, dodging across the asteroid belt and between the struts on board, reminds me of ValkyrieGlorious days.
And like Valkyrie, Star Wars: Squadrons Coming to virtual reality beyond the standard display. I had to imagine VR would be the best way to play, but there were even more reasons to celebrate. Squadron was the first hit by a publisher of such a size to come to VR – at least on PC. You can argue for Resident Evil VII I guess, but Square never moved it over.
Anyway, it looks cool. October 2 is the expected release date, but we’ll see more Squadron before. EA’s contribution to Fake E3, EA Play Live, is slated to run June 18 at 4 p.m. Pacific, and EA is promising to launch realistic in-game footage during the event. there. I am curious to see whether Squadron as complicated as X-Wing and TIE fightersIt was the full space simulation or if they went the arcade air combat route. My gut tells me the following, but hey hey, I’m trying to stay optimistic here.
Stay tuned for the answers (and other EA games) this weekend.