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PlayStation Plus games for June include Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, Star Wars: Squadrons

By Stephany Nunneley 26 May 2021 17:00 GMT Sony has announced which games you will be able to download through PlayStation Plus in June.The June PlayStation Plus games are Operation: Tango, Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, and Star Wars: Squadrons.Watch on YouTubeOperation: Tango is for PS5 only, while the other two game are available on PS4.Virtual Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown was just announced yesterday. You can expect updated graphics, the same gameplay and combat, new background music for stages, new lighting and shaders, a new opening cinematic, and more.All games will be available for members to add to their library…

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Star Wars: Squadrons, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Yooka-Laylee are free to play with Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:27 GMT Three games are free to play this weekend with Xbox Live Gold.Star Wars: Squadrons, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Yooka-Laylee are free to play from today through Sunday with Xbox Live Gold. Each will be available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.If you play the games during this time, should you decide to purchase, you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event. As well as being free to play, two of the games are also on sale. You can pick up Star…

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All future Star Wars games to be grouped together under new Lucasfilm Games brand

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 11 January 2021 17:48 GMT Disney has announced that all future Star Wars games will be grouped together under one collective banner, Lucasfilm Games.In a statement that’s appeared over on StarWars.com, it was revealed without warning that “Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm”. The name, it seems, takes its inspiration from LucasArts’ old moniker: the studio went by Lucasfilm Games until it rebranded in 1990.The statement notes that Lucasfilm Games – “a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future” –…

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Ubisoft, EA and other big title are going cheap on Amazon UK

By Joel Franey, Thursday, 7 January 2021 12:07 GMT In the wake of the holidays and a whole new generation of consoles, many are looking to build up a new library of games to make the most out of their free time. Amazon certainly seems willing to oblige right now, with a variety of discounts on recent games from big publishers like Ubisoft, EA and Take 2.There’s certainly some big names in there, like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising from Ubisoft, to Star Wars: Squadrons and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered from EA and NBA 2K21 from…

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie is not a video game adaptation

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 December 2020 15:21 GMT Star Wars: Rogue Squadron will not be an adaptation of the video game titles of the same name, director Patty Jenkins has confirmed.The upcoming movie from the Wonder Woman director may share a name with a series of arcade-style games but in an interview with IGN, Jenkins has confirmed the film will have a completely original story.“We’re doing something original with great influence from the games and the books,” Jenkins explained when talking about the film. “There’s a lot of things being acknowledged and understood about the greatness of all of those…

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Star Wars Squadrons free update adds two new Starfighters

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 12 December 2020 14:20 GMT Star Wars Squadrons update 4.0 has been deployed.The December update for Star Wars Squadrons is live, and it not only includes bug fixes but two new Starfighters.These starfighters feature one for the New Republic and the Galactic Empire. The New Republic gets the B-wing Starfighter and the Galactic Empire receives the TIE/d “Defender” multi-role Starfighter.The B-wing is categorized as a Bomber-class Starfighter and the TIE defender is a Fighter.With the update also comes custom matches which will allow one to five players per side across two teams to play on any maps…

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Star Wars Squadrons just got 120fps support on Xbox Series X/S, but not PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 26 November 2020 15:05 GMT Star Wars Squadrons received a big new patch today that squashes a few bugs and adds 120fps support on the Xbox Series S and X.EA previously outlined Star Wars Squadrons‘ next-gen patch, in which the publisher promised would add a slew of new features to the game on both Sony and Microsoft consoles. However, only the latter set of hardware is going to get the option to play the game at 120fps.PlayStation 5 players aren’t being left behind entirely, though, as “improved visual quality and lighting” have been added for Sony’s…

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Star Wars Squadrons is getting a new map, two new Starfighters, more

Motive has announced what’s in store for Star Wars Squadrons players this month and December.For Star Wars Squadrons players this month, you can expect a new map with update 3.0 on November 25.The new map is Fostar Haven for multiplayer which you will remember from the single-player story. In this update, the map will be added to Fleet Battles and the Dogfight mode.It has been updated from its story mode to provide a new experience that should fit well with the other six maps.With the update comes four new components. For Fighters and Bombers, you’ll be able to use the…

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EA details next-gen updates for Star Wars: Squadrons, more

Next-gen consoles are almost here, and EA has provided a list of games that are getting next-gen enhancements.EA has broken down which games will be upgraded and which will be backward compatible with next-gen systemsWith backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, you’ll also be able to play a slew of EA games including Star Wars: Squadrons, UFC4,  NHL 21, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, The Sims 4 and its add-on packs, as well as Apex Legends.Here’s a breakdown of the newest games and what you can expect next week when the console’s launch.Star Wars: Squadrons will…

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Don’t expect post-launch content for Star Wars: Squadrons

It looks like whatever content Star Wars: Squadrons released with will be all that it ever gets.EA doesn’t appear to have long-term plans for Star Wars: Squadrons. The publisher revealed that the budget-priced space shooter will not receive post-launch support standard with most games these days.Speaking to Upload VR, creative director Ian Frazier confirmed that what’s there right now is likely all we’re getting, as Squadrons wasn’t designed as a service game.“Never say never, so to speak, but as far as our philosophy goes we’re not trying to treat the game as a live service,” said Frazier. “We don’t want…

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Star Wars: Squadrons animated short is a flashy prequel to the game’s campaign

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 14 September 2020 20:02 GMT EA and EA Motive have revealed a new trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons, showing off a cat-and-mouse dogfight between the New Republic and an Imperial pilot.The short is a collaborative effort between EA Motive, Lucasfilm, and ILM. As you can imagine, then, it’s a pretty impressive effort.Called Hunted, the trailer takes place before the events of the upcoming game and introduces us to one of the main pilots we’ll be playing as during the campaign.We see the world through the eyes of Varko Grey – the only one pilot left standing in…

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Star Wars: Squadrons will feature HOTAS support on consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:03 GMT Fans of HOTAS will be pleased to know they will be able to use the peripheral to pilot ships in Star Wars: Squadrons.Support for hands-on throttle-and-stick will be available for Star Wars: Squadrons.Players can expect a day one console patch which will add support for the peripheral. HOTAS was already confirmed for PC users.The good news for HOTAS fans came from the game’s creative director, Ian S. Frazier. Special thanks to @gamedevpat, @Casier98, @ChristianCimon2, and JF Bertrand for going above and beyond with a bunch of extra hours and problem-solving to…