After several months of leaks, Electronic Arts confirmed the new video game for the intergalactic franchise: Star Wars: Squadrons. Previously, it was known as Star Wars: Project Maverick. Although at the time, its mechanics were utterly unknown.
Now, thanks to the first illustration shared by the company itself, we can be sure that we are facing a spacecraft combat title.
Is This Official?
It seems that EA did not intend to announce Star Wars: Squadrons earlier today. However, the Microsoft Store leaked the name of the game a few hours ago.
The North American distributor had no alternative but to anticipate its confirmation. Of course, they mentioned that their official first trailer would be on June 15 at 08:00 am Pacific Time. You can already mark the day on your calendar, especially if you are a fan of the universe created by George Lucas.
In the first image, we can see a couple of pilots, one from the Resistance side and the other from the Empire. Below are iconic Star Wars ships such as the TIE Fighter, X-Wing, Y-Wing, A-Wing, TIE Bomber, and TIE Reaper.
According to some reports, Star Wars: Squadrons is being developed by Motive, the Canadian studio for Electronic Arts. However, others anticipate that it could be a work of Criterion Games, who have participated in the Need for Speed saga, and Burnout, to name just a few.
After the failures with Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront II, EA managed to find the right path in the saga with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The game was developed by Respawn Entertainment ( Titanfall ).
The last game not only triumphed in the analyzes of the specialized press but also in sales. According to the numbers reported by the company last January, the game had sold 8 million copies until then.
Inside Star Wars Squadron
Everything indicates that Star Wars Squadrons is a video game. Inside of it, we will be able to control various kinds of the airship you see on its movie. You can join massive space war, in the essence style of Star Wars Rogue Squadron saga.
At the moment, there are no more details of Star Wars Squadrons. Although, it is already pointed out that it could be the recently leaked Star Wars title and known so far as Project Maverick.
As we can read in the Venture Beat, Star Wars Squadrons would be an action game. It will have space battles with a single-player campaign and a multiplayer mode that would be the central axis of the gaming experience.
Just like the classic Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, the mythical space war game will manage the emblematic ships of the movies. This delivery may very well pull that way.
Image credit: Electronic Arts