Star Wars: Attack Squadrons is a free-to-play space combat title | PCGamesN

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons is a free-to-play space combat title

Disney announces Star Wars: Attack Squadrons

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. 

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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.  

Cheers, IGN.

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