Sometimes, after I’ve fallen asleep, I wake up in a world where there’s a new X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter and a new Rogue Squadron, but it’s all a dream, cruelly mocking me. But my dreams of Star Wars dogfighting might not be too far from becoming a reality, with The Old Republic getting a space combat expansion, and now this: Star Wars: Attack Squadrons.
Details are vague, but what we do know is that it’s being developed by Area 52, a new studio comprised of “industry veterans”, according to their website, and the game will be a free-to-play space combat game featuring dogfights between 16 players. I’m already preparing by making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
Attack Squadrons promises to let players customise and tune ships like the iconic X-Wings and TIE Fighters, though the extent of the customisation is anyone’s guess. Polka dot Y-Wings are unlikely, however.
A closed beta is planned for early next year, and you can sign up for a chance to flit about in space shooting folk right here, though the page doesn’t seem to be active quite yet.