Star Wars Squadrons Goes Gold, Staying on Target
Star Wars Squadrons has gone gold, Ian Frazier, the game's Creative Director, announced on Twitter. That means the would-be X-Wing and TIE Fighter space simulation successor is moving into physical production and there likely won't be any delays from Star Wars Squadrons' release date on October 2.
I am incredibly pleased to announce that after a ton of hard work from the team here at @MotiveMontreal, Star Wars: Squadrons has just gone aurodium!— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) September 10, 2020
Er, I mean gold! #StarWarsSquadrons pic.twitter.com/jzBErluIxv
The PC version of Star Wars Squadrons will support HOTAS (hands-on throttle-and-stick) controls from the start, and Frazier said a day-one patch will add HOTAS support for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions "the moment the game goes live."
Good news, pilots!— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) September 11, 2020
As you may know, Squadrons supports HOTAS (throttle and joystick) controls on PC.
I'm happy to announce that we're adding HOTAS support to both PS4 and Xbox One as well, in a patch that will be available the moment the game goes live! :) #StarWarsSquadrons pic.twitter.com/cVbojAUknL
Like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order before it, Star Wars Squadrons is officially canon in the Star Wars universe. Its story fills the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, when the New Republic struggled to establish itself, and Imperial remnants continued the dead-but-not-dead Emperor Palpatine's mission.
In the midst of the turmoil, players take control of (and customize) both New Republic and Imperial fighters and pilots on a multitude of mission types. Some involve escorts, others focus on taking out enemy flagships, and all are multi-step processes involving several phases of combat.
Star Wars Squadrons takes flight for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 2 for $39.99. It won't be upgraded for PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series family, though Frazier said it will work on next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Star Wars Squadrons news as it develops.