Ahead of the game’s official launch next month, EA Motive has announced that Star Wars: Squadrons has gone gold and completed development.
Star Wars fans have been able to enjoy some quality game experiences set in the galaxy far, far away recently with last year’s success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. 2020 will also be delivering fans with a long-awaited return to the series’ signature space combat with the upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons, which has now completed development nearly a month out from release.
On Twitter, Star Wars: Squadrons creative director Ian Frazier announced that the title has officially gone gold ahead of its release in early October. For those unfamiliar, the term “going gold” means that the title has “completed” development and is being sent off for printing and manufacturing for its release.
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
Squadrons was first revealed earlier this year by EA and is development by Motive Studios. Compared to more recent titles like Star Wars Battlefront II and Jedi: Fallen Order, Squadrons is intended to be a smaller-scaled experience that more specifically focuses on first-person ship-based combat.
From the reveal of the game so far, players will be able to fly a number of iconic Star Wars ships such as the X-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE Fighter, and more across different missions and challenges. Alongside a story-based single-player campaign, Squadrons will also feature a multiplayer mode with crossplay between players on consoles and PC. Additionally, the game will also support VR on PS4 and PC, allowing for players to jump into the cockpit of their favorite ship and experience it first-hand.
Star Wars: Squadrons will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2, 2020.