Essentially a Star Wars combat flight simulator, gamers will be able to take control of both New Republic pilots and the remnants of the Imperial fleet, and while we've seen plenty of gameplay footage, that's now been followed by an action-packed, epic CG short which is titled "Hunted."
Revolving around Varko Grey, leader of the Titan Squadron, it was made in collaboration with Lucasfilm, Industrial Lights & Magic, and Motive Montreal, and is something more video game companies should make a priority. If Squadrons is even half as compelling as this, we're in for a treat, and a nod to John Williams' iconic score is definitely a nice extra touch.
Most exciting for fans, though, is the possibility that the game will shed more light on how the Empire transformed into the First Order as this time period has been largely unexplored thus far.
Star Wars: Squadrons is a first-person shooter, a surprising decision given how popular the dog fights in the Star Wars Battlefront series have been. However, it sounds like the main reason for the change is to ensure that this as cinematic an experience as possible.
Check out the movie below: