'EA Play Live 2020': 'Star Wars: Squadrons' gameplay leaves fans unimpressed as they call it overrated 'trash'
'Star Wars: Squadrons' are set to be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 2, 2020, for $39.99
EA Play Live 2020 released the gameplay footage for 'Star Wars: Squadrons' and the first-person shooter game had social media buzzing and hoping for October to come soon. The teaser trailer was released earlier this week and according to The Verge's Chaim Gartenberg, the gameplay is mostly borrowed from past games such as the TIE Fighter.
"So it’s like an Ace Combat: Star Wars Edition," a fan wrote. "Can we just get a Star Wars MMO already?" another fan asked. "I’ve missed X-wing fighter for 20 years. Hope this fills the need," a tweet read. "So... they remade X-Wing vs Tie Fighter? That's cool, it was a fantastic game," a fan opined. "I feel like 5v5 is too small. 20 vs 20 with 4 squads of 5 on each side would be perfect," one of the fans remarked.
That said, some of the fans felt the game was overrated. "This game should’ve such been part of a battlefront update and be done with it... I’m not paying for a glamorized version of Starfighters," a fan said. "More ea trash," a fan tweeted. "It just seems very 'meh' tbh. There are games where you can play as capital ships. There are games doing this better. I'd hoped to be a AAA studio they'd do more with the license," a fan wrote. "Don’t tell me it’s only 10 players max in SPACE. I expected at LEAST 50 players," a fan tweeted. "I feel like this is 50 minutes of my life I'll never get back," a fan summed up. The Baby Yoda meme wasn't far away as a fan mocked the game with the caption, "Disney and EA after the Game Flops." Another fan added, "'Variety of ships' my ass." Safe to say, the gameplay of 'Squadrons' saw a mixed response.
'Star Wars: Squadrons' are set to be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 2, 2020, for $39.99, with cross-play between platforms. EA also stated fans will be able to play through the entire game in VR on PS4 and PC platforms.