clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Star Wars: Squadrons leaks, official reveal coming June 15

New, 20 comments

EA confirms new Star Wars game

If you buy something from a Polygon link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

artwork of a Rebel pilot and an Imperial pilot, with a variety of starfighters, from Star Wars: Squadrons Image: Electronic Arts

A new, unannounced Star Wars game titled Star Wars: Squadrons appears to have leaked through a piece of artwork posted on Xbox.com on Friday, seemingly ahead of an official announcement from publisher Electronic Arts.

The artwork shows a Rebel pilot and an Imperial TIE Fighter pilot standing back to back, and a series of starfighters (X-Wing, A-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE Fighter, TIE Bomber, TIE Reaper) about to clash. The Xbox website also displays the tagline “Pilots wanted” and includes a pre-order button that points to a broken link. No other details about the game were visible.

The project may be the final title of the game that leaked through the PlayStation Store in March: Star Wars: Project Maverick. Like Squadrons, Project Maverick featured artwork that implied starship battles between original-trilogy Empire and Rebellion forces. The project is rumored to be the next title from EA’s Motive Studio, and is reportedly a “smaller, more unusual project” from the studio formerly headed by Jade Raymond, who has since moved on to Google.

Electronic Arts is holding a digital event on June 18 called EA Play Live that promises “world premieres, news and more.”

Update (2:10 p.m. EDT): Electronic Arts officially confirmed Star Wars: Squadrons on Twitter after the leak, and promised to reveal the game on Monday, June 15, at 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT on YouTube.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

  • $45

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Best Buy is throwing in another three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate when you buy a three-month membership at the standard price. That’s a six-month membership for the price of three months.

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.