So they finally dropped the first trailer and some details for the rumored Star Wars: Squadrons. Trailer embedded below, and here is EA's overview page. Game is set shortly after Return of the Jedi, and it will include a single-player campaign where you play on both sides, but the focus seems to be on 5v5 multiplayer. Trailer confirms game will be using Frostbite engine, I'm assuming it's just using the flight mechanics from Battlefront II (which were great), and Motive has experience with this engine since they did the campaign for Battlefront II. Launching for $39.99 on PC/PS4/XB1 on October 2nd, 2020 with cross-play confirmed, PC version will be on Origin, Steam, and EGS. Also of note, full VR support is confirmed on PC and PS4, and the press release makes it seem like the game is first-person only. The press release also seems to hint at two multiplayer modes, a Fleet Battles mode with capital ships, and a Dogfights mode. Old X-Wing/TIE Fighter fans will recognize a lot of the HUD elements from the trailer, and the details confirm that the game will allow you to divert power between different systems. Gameplay footage will be unveiled in a few days at EA Play (6/18).
What do you guys think? I was excited before-hand because BF II's space combat was great and under-utilized, but I'm walking away even more positive with the focus on first person and diverting power.