From dizzying fighter maneuvers to action space shooters Star Wars: Squadrons we are only a little over two weeks apart, and if you expect hearty gameplay footage at this point, you will be disappointed. But I don’t think that the disappointment will be the feeling that will remain in you after watching a new movie.
The seven-minute video does not come from the game at all, quite possibly it was not made even in the engine. This is a really short film that is supposed to reveal some of the events leading up to the story that awaits you in the singleplayer campaign Star Wars: Squadrons.
In the animated film, you watch the imperial pilot of the TIE Fighter and the squadron commander Varka Gray, who is compared to another lost battle, and is the only one left to the enemy – the New Republic. The explosive action is replaced by a thrilling game of hide and seek, followed by another chase in the canyons of the planet Var-Shaa.
The film is to show the human side of the minions of the Empire. The creators made sure that it was still clear that they were basically villains who, however, believe in something in such a way that they are willing to lay down their lives for it, for example when rescuing a partner.
Varko Gray is not some random character, in Star Wars: Squadrons you will really meet him. In the Empire campaign, he will fly by your side as part of the Titan Squadron. Star Wars: Squadrons will be released on October 2 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the first two of those with virtual reality support.
The film itself began making in March this year and is the responsibility of the renowned studio Industrial Light & Magic, specifically John Knoll, who is responsible for, among other things, visual effects in the latest Star Wars trilogy, the Rogue One branch and the Mandalorian series.