The excellent spacefighter sim Star Wars: Squadrons is free on the Epic store

  • November 25, 2022

There was some interesting commentary about the pricing of Star Wars: Squadrons ahead of its release in 2020. It was coming in at $40, considerably lower than other big-name games (like, for instance, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order), which Electronic Arts attributed to a relative lack of “breadth” (opens in new tab) compared to other, more expansive games. It turned out to be quite good, though, and the whole pricing thing doesn’t matter right now anyway because for the next week you can get it completely for free from Epic (opens in new tab).

“We designed this game to really focus on what we heard from consumers, which is one of their greatest fantasies, and that’s to be able to fly an X-Wing fighter or TIE Fighter, and be in a dogfight,” EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen explained at the time. “And so it doesn’t have the breadth of some of our games, but it’s still an incredible game.”