The EA Play 2020 showcase on Thursday afternoon gave "Star Wars" fans a treat with full details regarding the upcoming release of "Star Wars: Squadrons."
EA provided a lengthy video trailer as well as a number of modes and features players can enjoy when the game drops in October.
One of the more relieving things the company announced is that there would be no microtransactions in this version, a stark difference from "Star Wars: Battlefront II."
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Here are the key details to know regarding the game:
What is the story for 'Star Wars: Squadrons'?
In single player action, you'll alternate between play a New Republic's Vanguard pilot and a fighter in the the Empire's Titan squadron in a battle for galactic supremacy.
"This is the definitive Star Wars pilot experience," says the narrator of the trailer, which can be seen below.
Star Wars Squadrons features a single player mode, multiplayer mode, cross-play, and you can play in VR! pic.twitter.com/n8MouXGaw6— IGN (@IGN) June 18, 2020
When is the release date for 'Star Wars: Squadrons'?
The game will come out on Oct. 2 for all current generation platforms. It's unclear if or when the game will be available on the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox.
How much will 'Star Wars: Squadrons' cost?
The price point is set at $40 — a pretty reasonable mark considering the absence of microtransactions in this edition.
What should you expect from online features?
Core online gameplay will consist of squads of five fighters who can choose from eight customizable base ships: Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Tie Interceptor, A-Wing, Tie Reaper, U-Wing, Tie Bomber and Y-Wing.
The trailer promises a high level of personalization for ships, including both cosmetic and strategic choices that are unlocked for free by playing matches.
Will there be crossplay for 'Star Wars: Squadrons'?
Yes. EA now seems to be fully embracing the crossplay gaming wave, and "Star Wars: Squadrons" competitors on PS4, Xbox and PC will all be able to join each other online.
What systems can you play 'Star Wars: Squadrons' on?
At release, the game will be available on PS4, Xbox and PC. Additionally, there will be VR support on the PS4 and PC.
How will microtransactions work in the new game?
It appears there won't be any microtransactions in "Star Wars: Squadrons." That means level-ups will come purely from playing the game rather than shelling out additional cash.
What other details did we learn about the game from EA Play?
Locations you'll be able to visit include Yavin Prime and Galitan. Familiar characters include Wedge Antilles and Hera Syndulla.