Hamill, famous for his role as Luke Skywalker and a veteran of the Wing Commander series, will have a key role in Squadron 42. Hamill will play the senior pilot on the frigate Stanton, famous for being hard on recruits. Hamill's character is worn down by years of constant conflict, and he's lost a lot of good people. It's his job to train players to be the very best they can be.
Roberts likened him to a "disapproving father" figure, and said Gary Oldman's character would have a similar role but at a higher scale.
Roberts reiterated that Squadron 42 is on schedule to be released in 2016.