Someone has finally leaked what many people have been waiting for, gameplay footage of the newly announced Star Wars: Battlefront Fighter Squadron mode DICE promised they would be adding to multiplayer as a standalone game mode. Lucky gamers got to play the mode firsthand and Gamescom 2015 and one even went as far as to record the gameplay. The footage can be seen below:
Fighter Squadron will have 10 vs.10 players, with an additional 20 ships being controlled by AI for a total of 40 on-screen at any given time. The gameplay in the video is being played on a Playstation 4 at a very smooth framerate.
You can see the player piloting an X-Wing on the volcanic planet while plumes of ash cloud the sky. These ash clouds can be used to the player's advantage to escape enemies tailing them. The ship seems to be very easy to maneuver as the player stays right behind a TIE fighter with ease, never losing sight of it. In a recent Q&A on Twitter, EA revealed the game mode would feature "hero" ships such as Han Solo's Millennium Falcon and Jango Fett's Slave.
They also stated the AI would not be too difficult to take out for players, which means newcomers to the series should have an easy time taking them out. Also confirmed for release during the Q&A were customization options for the character of your choice, which will be limited to designs that will stay true to the Star Wars universe. EA also promised plenty of customization and weapon unlocks among other things meant to keep players busy giving them something to work towards.
Star Wars: Battlefront releases on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC November 17th 2015.
What are your thoughts on this new game mode? Are you excited to pilot a ship into battle?