Star Wars: Squadrons video game is now live on Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles

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The Star Wars: Squadrons video game is now live and ready to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X consoles. The game will also be playable on the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles when they launch next month.

Unlike Star Wars Battlefront II which offered a wide variety of gameplay styles, Star Wars: Squadrons is a game dedicated purely to flying, allowing players get to fly as either New Republic or Empire pilots during a time set Just after Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi and several years before The Mandalorian.

Star Wars: Squadrons supports crossplay between Xbox, PC, and PlayStation gamers in addition to 4K Ultra HD visuals when plays on an Xbox One X consoles (or the Xbox Series S and X).

Here’s the official game description:

Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5 vs. 5 space battles. Modify your starfighter and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.

Take control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter. Customize loadouts and cosmetics, divert power between weapons, shields, and engines, while immersing yourself in the cockpit.

Learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player campaign set after the events of Return of the Jedi. Seen from alternating perspectives between two factions, iconic and emerging leaders on both sides are battling for the galaxy. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.

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STAR WARS™: Squadrons
STAR WARS™: Squadrons
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