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EA confirms ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ game that leaked on Xbox website.

Is a new ‘Star Wars’ game in the works?

Official art of “Star Wars: Squadrons.”
Official art of “Star Wars: Squadrons.”
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For a brief moment, “Star Wars: Squadrons” — a new and unannounced “Star Wars” game — seemed to have leaked on Friday ahead of any official announcement, Polygon reports.

EA later confirmed the game to be real and in development. The reveal trailer of “Star Wars: Squadrons” will happen this Monday, June 15 at 9 a.m. MT.

What’s the news:

  • A piece of artwork appeared on Friday, showing what appeared to be a Rebel pilot and imperial TIE fighter pilot with TIE fighters and Rebel Alliance ships soaring around them.
  • The tagline “pilots wanted” accompanied the painting with a preorder button. The button went to a broken link, according to Polygon.
  • No other details were available.
  • In March, “Star Wars: Project Maverick” leaked in the PlayStation Store. The artwork for that game “implied starship battles between original trilogy Empire and Rebellion forces,” per Polygon.

Some more details:

  • An unnamed source told VentureBeat that “Squadrons” will be a combat game that takes place in space and focus on head-to-head battle.
  • The game will reportedly have a single-player campaign. But the focus will be multiplayer, according to VentureBeat.
  • Per VentureBeat; “The idea is to get players fighting against each other in team battles featuring iconic Star Wars vessels.”
  • Some consider the game to be a successor to “Rogue Squadron,” a popular game series popularized on Nintendo 64 and GameCube.