Being more of a space sim pilot in the past, it’s been a while since I picked up something new but Star Wars Squadrons might just be the thing that gets use as close to something as good as X-Wing or TIE Fighter were back in the 90’s. New gameplay footage and several articles posted in the gaming press recently have me excited – even the ones that are complaining that this is a little too much of a sim for them. That sounds good to me! Let’s have a look!
New gameplay videos
EA has reached out to various members of their “EA Gamechangers” group which are typically YouTube content creators that have a special relationship and usually get early access to pre-released content from EA Games. These gamechangers and other members of the gaming press have been playing the new game, recording footage, and talking about what it’s like.
First up we have Jackfrags who seemed to get the hang of it and was enjoying it quite a bit.
Then, Gameinformer has a group discussion on the space combat game talking through the game and what they like and don’t about it.
Finally, some really good content from EckhartsLadder who really seemed to enjoy it.
From the press
We’ve also got several articles having been published by the gaming press. This is more mainstream than anything I typically talk about so it’s a bit weird for me to link to PC Gamer or The Verge but here we are. There’s some interesting discussions here and for me, at least, I like the fact that they are talking up the learning curve and how this is intended to be a more sim-like experience.
- Star Wars: Squadrons is chaotic, exhilarating, and very difficult (The Verge)
- Hands-on with Star Wars: Squadrons’ Fleet Battles (Polygon)
- Star Wars: Squadrons Price A “Risk” But May Get People Curious, Says Director
Looking forward to release that is coming October 22nd for a pretty reasonable price of $40 USD.