Video game space battles are on the way

A new Star Wars video game will put you in the cockpit of an X-Wing fighter or a TIE fighter.

“Star Wars: Squadrons,” due October 2 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, will allow players to take flight in five-on-five multiplayer dogfights and progress through a story as a pilot for the New Republic. or the Empire.

The first-person flight game, developed by Electronic Arts, Lucasfilm and Motive Studios (“Star Wars Battlefront II”) and unveiled with a cinematic trailer on Monday, can be played on the various gaming platforms and will also be playable online. VR on PS4 and PC.

The story of “Star Wars: Squadrons” is set after the events of the final episode of the original film trilogy, “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”. In addition to dogfights, squadrons will engage in fleet-sized battles and attempt to destroy the opposing side’s flagship.

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Beyond the multiplayer action, the game’s story will have each player spending time fighting for the New Republic and Empire, with two different customizable pilots. Along the way, players will encounter new original characters and well-known Star Wars characters.

Players will be able to earn weapons and other gear to upgrade their ships and obtain items and upgrades to equip ship interiors and pilots.

Gameplay for the game is set to be showcased on Thursday during the EA Play Live event at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. You can pre-order the game ($39.99) now.

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