Players will be able to play Star Wars: Squadrons on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but not as an upgraded version of the game.
Star Wars: Squadrons will release soon before the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but gamers should not expect a full upgrade of the game for new consoles. On Twitter, creative director Ian Frazier was asked if the game will come to the next-gen consoles. Frazier stated that they will, but not in the way we expected.
"We're not planning a separate version of the game for the next-gen consoles, but yes, the backwards compatibility should work," Frazier explained.
When Star Wars: Squadrons was first revealed, it was announced that the game will have a $40 price point. Frazier explained that the price point was meant to help drum up curiosity for the game, and that he was not concerned with the low price point leading to a poor perception of the upcoming title. Frazier states that he feels that not a lot of people have experience with flight games, and that he hopes the $40 price tag will help those who normally would not go for a flight simulator want to take a look at Squadrons. He states that the price is something that can encourage gamers to give the title a try.
Earlier this month EA gave details on the ship classes that players will be using in Squadrons. The ships will be separated into four different classes, with one ship in that class for both factions. There will be the Fighter-class, which is comprised of the X-wing and TIE fighter, as well as the Interceptor-class, which is made up of the A-wing and TIE interceptor. The third class is the Bomber-class, which is composed of the Y-wing and TIE bomber. Finally, there is the Support-class, which is made up of the U-wing and the TIE reaper.
Star Wars: Squadrons will release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 2nd.