Like the Death Star moving into position near Alderaan, Star Wars: Squadrons’ October 2 release date draws near. Through a new CG short film called “Hunted,” we learn of a conflict that sets the stage for this pilot-versus-pilot story. This prequel film follows Imperial Titan Squadron pilot Varko Grey, who is the sole survivor of a battle near the Var-Shaa dockyard. He’s stranded, in need of repairs, and is being hunted by a lone New Republic X-Wing.
This film was made by Motive Studios, Lucasfilm, and ILM, and does a nice job of showing the determination of the two pilots and how the story’s viewpoints will change to show both of sides of the war.
Star Wars: Squadrons is a first-person flight game that offers a single-player story campaign, and a deep 5v5 multiplayer experience that gives you control of a variety of fighters on both the Imperial and Republic sides. It’s also a microtransaction-free experience that is a bit old school in design, giving players everything they can experience and unlock right out of the box.
If you want to know about the ships you can control, what multiplayer modes are offered, and how deep the unlockables are, take a look at our extensive Everything You Need to Know About Star Wars: Squadrons preview.