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Gaming Star Wars: Squadrons [Mod Approved]

Discussion in 'Community' started by black_saber, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There is a new game from EA coming out and the trailer should be released on Monday.

    They have not announced if it’s on consoles or just PC yet and I am really excited. I don’t know how to send a link through my phone so I think one of mods can do that.

    Anyway let’s talk about the potential of this game.
     
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  2. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    I hope there's a single player narrative and it's not just a multiplayer free for all like Battlefront. Since the box art only has OT vessels on it, I think it'll be single player story driven, maybe basically combining X-Wing and TIE Fighter into a single Rogue Squadron style campaign.
     
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  3. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I hope it exceeds the brilliance of Jump to Lightspeed.

    Ive wanted to customize my fighter down to the cooling and yaw speed like Galaxies forever.
     
  4. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wonder if the game will focus on the classic era or post return of the Jedi era.
     
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  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Reveal trailer will hit Monday at 11am EST.

    Supposedly will be for PC and current consoles, with a focus on multiplayer. It, again, supposedly, was produced in favor over other proposed Star Wars projects because EA wanted to get another SW game out quickly (the game is expected out this fall). Which would imply that, if there is a single player campaign, it won't be extensive.

    This is the "Project: Maverick" that was leaked a few months ago.

    I'll be taking you all down in my A-wing and avenge the A-wing's reputation after Rebels turned them into cannon fodder. SMALL, FAST-MOVING TARGETS ARE HARD TO HIT, DAMMIT!

    Alternatively, if this is more like Rogue Squadron, then I'll be taking down all the tibanna gas canisters I see as I accidentally boost into them at full speed.
     
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  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    A-wings suck.
     
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  7. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  8. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm quite excited for this, I wonder if it will be VR supported? It feels like VR still hasn't had its killer app to get mainstream gamers on board. Resident Evil 7 came close, but was maybe too avant garde to attract widespread appeal. I can't think of a more enticing prospect than living out some X-Wing fantasies in an immersive VR experience.

    My main hope is that there's a satisfying single player campaign to play through. The new Battlefronts are fun, and gorgeously crafted, but the frenetic pace and cyclical game loops make it hard to relax and feel like a SW hero. After a few hours the experience felt too similar to any conventional shooter.

    EA will have to be very careful with how they roll out their microtransaction scheme for this one. It *should* be an easy win for them, because the ability to cosmetically customize your favorite starfighter must be enticing enough for gamers to spend a pretty penny, without having to fork out cash to get access to the TIE Defender. But we've seen that EA likes to learn their lessons the hard way so who knows. In any case, I'm just happy to be getting more SW games!
     
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  9. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I wouldn't expect anything too ground-breaking. Rumor has it this was a low-budget, tight-schedule project. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
     
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  10. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    JTS, you're dead to me.
    [face_not_talking]
     
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  11. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    The fact that it's not a cross-gen title, but firmly a current gen one, suggests to me that it's a bunch of reused art assets from other projects bolted together into a slapdash flight "sim."
     
  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Pfffffffffffff we can all make highly-stylized animations to support our arguments:

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  13. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I don't see any B-wings. :(
     
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  14. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    C'mon B-Wing had its own expansion missions for the X-Wing game, can't say that about a U-Wing! (Aren't U-Wings troop transportation why would they be fighter like on the art)
     
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  16. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    Because the art asset already exists from Battlefront and because shut up and consume the product. That's why.
     
  17. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Kiryu has spoken.
     
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  18. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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  19. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    I don't see any chicken wings :(
     
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  20. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    They've been replaced by buffalo wings.
     
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  21. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There are also rumors that’s this game will be like battlefront in space and it will also have a single player campaign too.
     
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  22. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Does anybody have a forgotten copy of a good mission editor for XvT somewhere? I miss the custom multiplayer campaigns we spent time building on that back in the day... :(

    (Yep, I'm already expecting this game not to have what I used to love 20-odd years ago no matter what :p )
     
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  23. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    IGN leaked the press release. Game is out on October 2nd, it's for current gen consoles and PC (Where it will be sold on Origin, Steam and the Epic store) and the PC version will have VR support from day one. (I'm not sure if that wording implies that PSVR will be patched in at a later date, but I hope so.) It'll also feature cross-play functionality.

    The trailer today is a teaser, because there will be proper gameplay shown at EA play on the 18th.
     
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  24. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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  25. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Well that was a waste of time.