Star Wars Squadrons gameplay is about to be revealed by Electronic Arts.
The new Star Wars air assault game got a surprise release date reveal last week.
The game has an October 2 release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will also be playable on virtual reality devices like PlayStation VR.
Ahead of the October 2 release date, Star Wars Squadrons will get a true gameplay reveal during the EA Play event.
Replacing the company’s traditional E3 conference, EA Play takes place at 4pm PDT on June 18 for fans in the US.
UK gaming fans will need to stay up a little later, because the time difference means it will begin at midnight on June 19.
The conference is expected to last for around an hour, and will feature new game announcements and gameplay footage from upcoming Electronic Arts games.
This includes the official FIFA 21 reveal, as well as Madden NFL 21 footage and maybe even a new Battlefield announcement.
You can watch the action live by visiting the EA Play website at midnight in the UK.
Star Wars Squadrons, meanwhile, is described as “an immersive, first-person space dogfighting experience set in the beloved Star Wars galaxy”.
“Star Wars: Squadrons will feature thrilling 5v5 multiplayer dogfights, monumental fleet battles, and an original story set during the final days of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” EA explains.
“Star Wars: Squadrons will also feature a single-player story that brings to life events following the Battle of Endor when the Rebel Alliance has successfully destroyed the Death Star II.
“Through the story, players will learn what it means to be a pilot as they battle from the alternating perspectives of two customizable pilots, one serving in the New Republic’s heroic Vanguard Squadron, while the other fights for the Galactic Empire’s fearsome Titan Squadron.
“The authentic story features a diverse cast of original characters, as well as some cameos from familiar faces in the Star Wars galaxy.”
The game will feature a host of customisation options and rewards to unlock for your chosen ships.
As EA points out, everything will be earned solely through gameplay, and not via microtransactions.
Unlockable rewards include performance items such as new weapons, hulls, engines and shields.
That’s on top of cosmetic items that can alter the appearance of your cockpit, ship exterior and even your pilot.
But perhaps the best news of all is that Star Wars Squadrons will feature cross-platform play, which means you can team up with friends on difference consoles.
Sadly, there’s no talk of a Nintendo Switch release, although fingers crossed it will get a next-gen upgrade with the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.