EA offi­cial­ly announced Star Wars: Squadrons today, after teas­ing it a last week. There is also a release date, Octo­ber 2nd, with the game being released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. EA also stat­ed the game will be playable in VR on PS4 and PC, but did­n’t spec­i­fy which head­sets would be supported.

Although the game was announced today, EA is hold­ing off on reveal­ing game­play until EA Play 2020 on June 18th. Squadrons is devel­oped by Motive Stu­dios in asso­ci­a­tion with Lucas­film, fea­tur­ing sin­gle-play­er and mul­ti­play­er modes. With­out microtransactions. 

Cre­ative direc­tor of Motive Stu­dios, Ian Fra­zier, gave a state­ment about the new game, say­ing “We cre­at­ed this game for every Star Wars fan who has ever dreamt about soar­ing across the galaxy in their favorite starfighter.” 

In mul­ti­play­er, play­ers can pilot a num­ber of “icon­ic” New Repub­lic and Impe­r­i­al ships. The mul­ti­play­er con­sists of 5v5 spaces bat­tles, like work­ing with your squadron to defeat as many oppo­nents as pos­si­ble in Dog­fights or the strate­gic Fleet Bat­tles where your goal is demol­ish­ing the ene­my flagship.

Star Wars: Squadrons will have “rich” cos­met­ic and game­play cus­tomiza­tion options, with rewards and bonus­es earned by play­ing the game. As you move through the ranks, you’ll also earn com­po­nents like weapons, hulls, engines and shields to cus­tomize the per­for­mance of your starfighter. 

Addi­tion­al­ly, play­ers will also unlock cos­met­ic items for their cock­pit, ship exte­ri­ors and appear­ance of their pilot. 

Squadrons will have cross-play between PS4, Xbox One, PC and VR. This makes it the sec­ond EA game with the fea­ture, fol­low­ing the fea­tures’ recent arrival to Need for Speed Heat.

The sin­gle-play­er sto­ry is set after the events of Return of the Jedi, dur­ing the final days of the empire and the begin­ning of the New Repub­lic. It’s an “orig­i­nal” sto­ry, but it was­n’t spec­i­fied if it’s offi­cial­ly canon. It will also fea­ture a “diverse cast of orig­i­nal char­ac­ters”, with cameo appear­ances from “famil­iar faces.”

You can pre-order Star Wars: Squadrons right now and it isn’t a full-price game, cost­ing $40 USD. EA and Ori­gin Access sub­scribers can play the game for 10 hours at launch for free, and can pur­chase the full game after­wards for 10% off. Ori­gin Access Pre­miere mem­bers will get the full Squadrons title at no extra cost.