Microsoft digital store accidentally leaked a new Star Wars game, titled Squadrons, and now it’s been confirmed to have a full reveal at EA Play on June 15.
The long rumored Star Wars project ‘Maverick’ was leaked on June 12, as artwork for the upcoming game was posted on Microsoft’s store. The poster featured the film’s classic ships such as the, X-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE-Fighter, and many more.
While the name may call back to the classic Rogue Squadron series, the release appears to be a celebration of the film’s iconic aerial combat and will heavily center around multiplayer, with players taking each other on in epic space battles. EA has now confirmed that a full reveal will be coming on June 15.
Star Wars: Squadrons leaked
The title was first rumored back in early March, when PlayStation Network accidentally published information about an upcoming Star Wars title referred to as ‘Maverick.’ Microsoft’s leak features the tag line ‘Pilots Wanted.’
While not much is known about the release, various sources including VentureBeat describes the game as “an aerial/space combat game about piloting ships in head-to-head battles. The idea is to get players fighting against each other in team battles featuring iconic Star Wars vessels.”
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) June 12, 2020
The sci-fi franchise has had a long history with making space combat video games. Rogue Squadron made its epic debut on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998, and kicked off a full blown series that spanned across multiple generations.