While it could be a while before we get the big Triple-A Star Wars game, EA Motive is working on a more niche genre with Star Wars: Squadrons. The game is set to come out next month, and news has it that the title has officially gone gold.
This was announced by the game's creative director Ian S. Frazier on Twitter:
To those who don't know what going gold means for games, Frazier easily explains: To those who've asked: "going gold" means that the game is officially off to be manufactured. Burning discs, printing boxes, all that good stuff.
Hopefully this means that we can play the game right after we get it, but it's still very likely that we'll have to install some updates once we get Squadrons started. It has been emphasized that this title is going to be a smaller one compared to previous games like Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, so even if there is a campaign, I would suspect that it could be finished all in one weekend. Besides, I think the main hook for the game is the multiplayer, and players get to live their lives as pilots either for the falling Empire or the rising Rebellion.
Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron, and learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player campaign.
Star Wars: Squadrons launches for on Oct. 2 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.