Star Wars:Attack Squadrons is a free to play space combat game

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Growing up, space combat games were all the rage. You had Wing Commander and Descent, with the Star Wars brand taking full advantage of that genre. Times changed, and those games went into hibernation. But there seems to be a small resurgence on the way, and Star Wars is jumping back into an X-Wing for Attack Squadrons.

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Designed as a free to play space combat game, Star Wars: Attack Squadrons will see up to 16 players slug it out in space. Here’s the official description CTRL+Ced faster than a 16 parsec Kessel run from the original website:

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons
Star Wars: Attack Squadrons is free-to-play online space combat game where players customize iconic Star Wars ships and engage in high-velocity 16 players dogfights in fabled Star Wars locations.

Features

Intense PVP Action: Battle online in 3 PVP game modes
- Free For All: Fight for glory in 16 players death matches.
- Team Dogfight: Join a team and decimate the enemy team.
- Base Defense: Defend your base or coordinate an attack on your enemy’s base.
Ship Customization: Upgrade and personalize your ships as you collect and modify them to your own specifications.
Team Play: Team up with your friends and develop a community of Starfighter Pilots.
Rewards: Earn points after successful matches to unlock new items and upgrades.
Regular Updates: New ships, items and upgrades every month.

I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Star Wars space combat games. Starfighter and Rogue Squadron pretty much ruled my gaming days, and I’ve been keen to see EA explore the franchise and that genre further.

Somehow though, I think the taint of F2P is going to turn quite a few gamers away.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Jonah Cash

    F2P = FAIL!!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Not Planetside 2 to be honest, you only pay cash for skins and helmets(Armor too I think but it’s just cosmetic). All the rest can be unlocked by playing the game, though it takes a while. But the PS4 F2P games thus far is soured a bit with micro-transactions.

      • Sir Rants remembers Madiba

        The F2P model definately can work. However I think Planetside2 needs to reduce it’s cost of weapons with the ingame certs because it takes forever to get there if you don’t have 3 – 4 hours for a gaming session.

        Oh the joys of adulthood and responsibility!

        • Hammersteyn

          It does take forever sometimes. Best is to join a squad and follow the sound of gunfire

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            Lol

  • Hammersteyn

    It’s something I guess? Let’s see how this turns out.

  • Sir Rants remembers Madiba

    Ahem….
    Darryn, please never say FASTER than X amount of Parsecs (PS: The Millenium Falcon did it in 12)

    The parsecs refers to distance. Not speed. When Han mentioned the Falcon could do the kessel run in less than 12 Parsecs, it meant that he could get close enough to the Black holes surrounding Kessel (The Maw as it is called) that he could cut the distance from the standard 18 Parsecs that people usually took around the maw all the way down to less than 12. Indicating that his ship was fast enough to get closer than most other ships to escape the gravitational pull.

    /end geek

    Anywhoooo….. I hope this works because I’m dying for another Star Wars space sim!!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Anything really. It’s been to damn long

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      NEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!

      • Sir Rants remembers Madiba

        Yes, I am a Star Wars Nerd and proud of it! @Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim:disqus

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          There’s only one way to settle this: Jelly wrestling in the town square at noon.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Let me know when and where, so I know to avoid it…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Did I just disturb the ice cream man? heh

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Nope, but would you want to see Geoff, Darryn and the Sir Jelly wrestle in the bare minimum of clothing?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Well I’m really bored at work right now, so it’s the negative motivation I need to keep busy.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            I can give you some negative motivation that does not involve 3 grown men in spedo’s jelly wrestling… Unless you are into that sort of thing, in which case you may carry on then

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I used to swim for exercise, I’ve seen so many grown men wearing speedos it doesn’t phase me any more. Although there was the one old guy with a tiny leopard print speedo…. *shudder* BACK TO WORK!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Well, imagine Geoff or Darryn in a leopard print speedo… Would you really want to see that?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Well we know what Geoff looks like already, but I think Darryn is the surprise package… :D

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            You said surprise package and Darryn in the same sentence 0.o.

            Is it like a lucky packet?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I guess that would depend on what you consider lucky lol

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Jelly wrestling!!

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim
    • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

      I always though that it meant speed… Thanks for sharing this and educating us. Both Geoff and Darryn are just jealous :P

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        They’re fake nerd gamers :/

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Well said, and bollocks to all who give you grief

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Also meant badass navicomputer

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        Inderdaad!

    • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

      You, my dear sir, have just earned my complete respect.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Eyelinerd :/

        • ToshZA

          I just had visions of a gang of nerds from the 80′s who wear eyeliner. *shudders*

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Terrifying image 0.o

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            Shut up you scruffy-looking nerf herder!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Scruffy looking? etc

        • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

          Well…well…you’re a….you’re a…Jar Jar!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            meesa thinks yousa just being meany mean :(

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            Well, that proves it ;)
            Then again, seeing as you’re an Emperor. You should be Palpatine (although he wasn’t an alien)

    • ToshZA

      I was going to say that Parsecs measures distance not time, but you did it way, way better. :D

  • Matewis Jubilai

    X-wing fighters + F2P? Why do I feel like we are being punished? Just give us another another X-wing vs Tie Fighter pleeeaaassee!! Hell, perhaps its me, perhaps I’m getting too old fashioned to enjoy/appreciate these modern games :P

  • Xexo

    War Thunder is a great example of F2P model that works….. You can get news planes n equipment quicker by forking out, but you can unlock all of them in due course too…. Oh and did I mention it is an amazing game?!

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