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Star Wars: Squadrons releases October 2, supports cross-play

Star Wars: Squadrons is coming this October.

EA managed to squeeze in one more Star Wars game before this console generation ends. The new Star Wars: Squadrons was initially confirmed on Friday following a leak.

Today, EA released the first Squadrons trailer, confirming an October 2 release date and a $40 price tag. The game is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One and it supports cross-play across all platforms. It will also be playable in VR on both PS4 and PC.

Today's reveal trailer is made up entirely of in-engine footage from the game's story campaign where you'll get to play from the perspectives of both a New Republic Vanguard Squadron pilot, and a Galactic Empire Titan Squadron pilot. Timeline-wise, the game is set after the events of Return of the Jedi, in the Empire's final days.

5v5 is the setup for the game's multiplayer modes, which feature a mix of dogfights and fleet battles, all in space. You'll be able to unlock cosmetic and gameplay components by playing.

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Actual gameplay footage are will be shown off this Thursday at EA Play Live.

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