It's been a shaky journey since EA acquired the Star Wars license in 2013. The Battlefront series has been a tad uneven and was shrouded with loot box controversy from the outset and the single player story of Jedi Fallen Order remains one of the most interesting entries in the franchise so far.
All eyes now fall on 2020’s Star Wars: Squadrons. Developed
by Motive Studios, Squadrons offers both a single player campaign and a
multiplayer component all based around the starfighters of the Star Wars
galaxy. Squadrons looks to be aiming for success in both the multiplayer and single player arenas, aiming to introduce innovative gameplay with a compelling Star Wars tale.
With the October release date creeping ever closer, EA are hoping for a home run. A diverse range of features are packed into this very reasonably priced franchise game, but more than anything, Star Wars Squadrons is brand new in this era of Star Wars games. No lightsabers. No Jedi. Just you and your squadron against The Empire.
It's still a few months away from releasing, but Star Wars: Squadrons looks to be recapturing the magic of classic LucasArts titles. Here's why you should be excited.