Star Wars: Squadrons Confirmed After Leaking On Xbox Site

A new Star Wars game has unceremoniously been leaked before an official announcement.

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[Update: Following EA's confirmation that the game is reveal, it has revealed Star Wars: Squadrons with the first and trailer and details. It's a $40 dogfighting game with multiplayer and single-player, and it releases in October. The first gameplay will be shown during EA Play on Thursday.]

The official Xbox website has leaked Star Wars: Squadrons, an as-of-yet unannounced game likely scheduled for reveal at EA's postponed Play event. The banner features a pre-order button, but the store page for the title is currently not live.

Earlier this year another Star Wars game, titled Project Maverick, leaked on PSN. It was reportedly the same game that had been mentioned in a report by Kotaku in February, who stated that EA Motive was working on a "smaller, more unusual" Star Wars project.

Judging by the leaked image, Squadrons will likely focus on aerial space combat, given that both Rebel and TIE fighter pilots are featured prominently. The last Star Wars game to focus solely on space combat was Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, although EA's Star Wars Battlefront series has featured multiplayer modes with just aerial dogfights.

Star Wars: Squadrons listing on Xbox
Star Wars: Squadrons listing on Xbox

EA is hosting EA Play next week, which will include numerous game reveals akin to their annual press conferences hosted during the week of E3. We'll likely learn more about Squadrons then. You can catch up on the full E3 replacement schedule of streams here too.

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If that was like battlefield 2142 in space, while crashing into a ship bay jumping out running to self destruct the ship awesome days.

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Honestly, I stopped playing these Star Wars Squadron games when I started playing Ace Combat games. Pew pew lasers, don't do it for me much anymore.

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@HalcyonScarlet: Oh man, the flying sections in Battlefront 2 were awesome. I feel you on Ace Combat though.

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Bagsy Rogue 1!

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Sweet!

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The question now is whether this will be more like rogue squadron or the x-wing/tie fighter games.

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@lukeaaron17: My guess is an EXTREMELY dumbed down X-Wing vs. TIE fighter because it has to be multiplayer so EA can screw people. We're not going to get a good SW game until EA is gone and Disney/Lucasfilm listens to fans.

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@lukeaaron17: It will be arcadey and multiplayer focused. Deep single player simulator games that use a joystick are a dead genre unfortunately. A game like x-wing/tie fighter will never be made by a major studio ever again.

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Yes, yes, yes, hopefully like Rogue Squadron & to bring those back remastered too would be ideal! It has to have single player gameplay for it to be legit, along with co-op!

Sorely missed this gen are Top Guns, Starfox Clones, Mech games, & ARCADE racers. I miss Top Gun & hopefully with the new movie coming out?

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Is this VR???

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well here is a game im sure they could use the new machine power to introduce 500 vs 500 aircraft battles with capitol ships and everything

unfortunately knowing ea they will instead pack it with so heavy textures, audio and other junk that it barely handles 16 vs 16 if we are lucky. and if you leave the 1 squaremile area you will get a warning of deserters being shot. and then fills it with microtransactions to the brim

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: yeah and if it coming to next gen show us how next gen will be like you said 500 vs 500 plus capitol ships also you can control them

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Much rather have a true sequel to X-wing or Tie-Fighter, so if it is a rogue squadron-ish game I would be disappointed. But if they made a good one of those I would probably check it out.

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Yaaaaaaasssss.

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EA loves Microsoft but gates the consumer.

Very strange relationship no one wants.

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@Crazy_sahara: They make money by loving Microsoft and hating the consumer.

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Yussss I miss good aerial combat games. A new Crimson Skies would be cool. Just fantasizing obv :) .

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@climhazard5: A Star Wars "Crimson Skies" type game would be amazing! I'm curious what kind of setting it should be in, though. I kind of think either a Clone Wars-era or post-Empire (The Mandalorian) Era game where you play as a mercenary-for-hire or Smuggler would be amazing with Crimson Skies gameplay. Maybe include a little on-foot action (or a Jetpack like in 'Dark Void' if we were to play as a Mandalorian) but otherwise I want most of the game to take place in a selection of one-man ships.

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@climhazard5: A new Crimson Skies would be excellent! I just had a dream about that game. Haha!

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@johnny0779: thanks for the advertisment

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@johnny0779: Yeah no prob at all it's a just a single spaceship in the middle of a bunch of background star and object if Xboose can't deliver this the prob will be on programmation side and we know very well that EA is not on par with other dev studio

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If they don't "forget" us single-player gamers, I might get excited...

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I played all the Squadron games on the Nintendo consoles and if EA is bringing it back, I'm down for it as they handle Jedi Fallen Order well enough to not get me all worried and they did fix everything with Battlefront 2, I'll give EA a chance on this if this is legit. I'm still playing Jedi Fallen Order and waiting for the sequel.

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EA can't make good games anymore and Disney killed off the Star Wars franchise for me. Maybe I'd be excited if this was released 10 years ago. I guess we'll see.

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@cboye18 said:

EA can't make good games anymore and Disney killed off the Star Wars franchise for me. Maybe I'd be excited if this was released 10 years ago. I guess we'll see.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order would like to have a word with you cause it was EA's best Star Wars sales yet and I'll give EA a chance if they don't screw this one up.

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@davillain-: Sales and 'visuals' aside- Jedi Fallen Order is watered down-Souls like bargain bin material. Also, it bears the sickly "ultra pc" aesthetic Disney has injected into the brand. Not at all an interesting or good game if you ask me.

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@davillain-: I played through 2 times and I find the game's stages outrageously empty, there are nothing to do in it and there is little to no ennemies in them. No replay value. Sure the game look,feel and sounds good but it's nothing compare to first Star Wars Unleashe was last Generation, not even close!

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@kabloe: No replay value, but you played through it twice?

And they've updated the game with cool new modes to add replay value as well.

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MICROTRANSACTIONS!!!!!

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@gr4h4m833zy: Ummm, don't you know the proper name is "Surprise mechanics"? Get it right.

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Rogue Squadron II was such a great game, III was decent--I would love to see II though get a rerelease on Switch. As for this, it could be a good single player/online co-op game--but will likely just be an online, microtransaction fueled, stripped down Battlefront.

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@Sepewrath: I'm hoping for it to be "a good single player/online co-op game" too! And I agree Rogue Squadron II was great (I liked the first one a lot too)

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<Sigh>, okay what controversial gambling methods are going to be put in this one...

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@illegal_peanut: Is this post from 2017?

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