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Star Wars Squadrons

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Kyo, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Jester*

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    I reeeeeaalllllllly want it to be good. Please please don't fudge it up.

    I hope it's the tip of the iceburg. With more ships to come and continuing to update and diversify game modes.

    Imagine 64 player dog fights....dribble.

    Oh and sign me up in an A-Wing....the boost junkies of the universe.
  2. Screeeech


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    looks good! i'll give it a go for sure,
  3. AStaley

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    Just watched the gameplay trailer, this has gone from “meh” to “OMG”, I really hope they can deliver what they promise.
  4. phatboy


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    Same here, finger hovering over pre order.....
  5. Datamonkey


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    Looks excellent, my concern though is it keeps harping on about your squadron, and they contain 5 ships.

    Even the battlefleet mode only shows the one squadron on each side battling it out.

    I would want 20v20 minimum to keep it interesting. Otherwise it would be like a 5v5 footy game on a full sized pitch. Too much space to do what you want.
  6. CaptainRAVE

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    Wait, that trailer looks absolutely fantastic. They've kept this pretty quiet.

    Shame you can't have more than 5 vs 5 though. I think this is the only thing holding me back. Content wise it looks pretty limited and repetitive, although fleet battles sound great at first.

    That'll be sweet with VR.
  7. Begbie


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    Yeah, the only thing putting me off is 5v5. I want huge mass players in full scale war. The things I thought I was going to get with Elite Dangerous.
  8. Washout

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    I reckon they'll throw that in eventually. But I suspect they want the core of the game to stay 5v5 as it'll stop it being a free for all where tactics and skill are just as important as eachother and it doesn't become a zerg fest.
    Finding 4 other mates wouldn't be too hard where as trying to organise 19 would be like herding cats.

    If they do this right could see this becoming an esport title.
  9. MikeTheNative


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    I'm not 100% sure myself. But from what I can work out, if you buy it on steam it will install the framework for origin. (i.e) the stuff it needs to function as DRM in the background. You will not have the orgin store, friend list etc.
    It will be something to seek clarification on though
  10. Robdav

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    OK watched the gameplay trailer twice... I AM ALL IN !!!

    Strangely enough my wife doesn't seem to understand what all the fuss is about... "oh, another game huh?" LOL
  11. carrot1401


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    Fair enough, I'm just gonna get it through Origin (read: cdKeys), it has cross play anyway so am sure they will do something like Activision has done with COD (I should probably see how NFS: Heat does it actually!)

    Anyway gameplay last night looked alright, for £25 this seems like a fun blast around!
  12. Smokey26


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    The guy sounds like Prophet from Crysis.

    Hmmm looks quite good. But if we cant control bigger ships then i doubt ill get it.
  13. AStaley

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    You want to fly a Star Destroyer, or maybe the Death Star?
  14. Woodsta888

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    Cockpit game - a must for VR. Looks awesome. Seems like they beat Star Citizen's 'Squadron 42' to something playable?
  15. tracertong

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    and better graphics than Star Citizen by the looks of it. :eek:

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  18. Minusorange


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    Shame about the 5v5 would have been interested if the multiplayer battles were on a larger scale
  19. Smokey26


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    Errr duhhhh
  20. b0rn2sk8


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    To me this feels like they have made it to lend itself to ‘esports’ and competitive play. A 64 player free for all wouldn’t really cater for that market.

    Think rainbow six siege in space rather than fortnite.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020