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Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Accepting Closed Beta Signups

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Disney Interactive is gearing up to launch a closed beta, and you're invited.

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Seems like eons have passed since LucasArts published the Star Wars: X-Wing series for PC back in the 90s. They were exciting games for their time, allowing players to sit in the virtual cockpit of an X-Wing Fighter, TIE Fighter and more. Now it looks as if Disney Interactive wants to explore space combat again with the upcoming launch of Star Wars: Attack Squadrons.

Under development by Area 52 in conjunction with Disney Interactive and LucasArts, this game will be free-to-play and set in the classic Star Wars: Episode IV/V/VI timeframe. Players can battle online in three Player vs Player game modes: Free For All where sixteen players shoot each other up in classic deathmatch glory, Team Dogfight, which is another name for Team Deathmatch, and Base Defense where players defend their base from the enemy squadron.

"The new title is a free-to-play, open web, space combat game offering an intense multiplayer battle experience where players can customize and tune popular Star Wars ships, including the Rebel Alliance's X-wing fighter or the Empire's TIE Interceptor," reads the announcement. "Future ships, environments, and game details will be announced in the coming weeks."

Players can upgrade and personalize their ships as they collect and modify them to their own specifications. Players can also earn points after successful matches to unlock new items and upgrades. There will even be new ships, items and upgrades every month.

Unfortunately, the details surrounding Attack Squadrons is limited. However, Star Wars fans can get the inside scoop by signing up now for a chance to participate in the closed beta right here, with the first play session beginning early 2014.

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    Novuake , December 19, 2013 8:00 AM
    Pfft... Did this about 4 hours ago. :D 

    heheh Start Wars. The game may be crap and the trailer pretty useless, but I will sign up and try it at least.
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    cemerian , December 19, 2013 8:11 AM
    already did sign up, probably will be even worse than swtor, but hey there is always that chance that this will be a good star wars game... ok who am i kidding it wont
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    jasonelmore , December 19, 2013 11:11 AM
    I still cant sign up, hitting the big BETA button does nothing javascript;(void) error
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    Petarded , December 19, 2013 11:33 AM
    those graphics looks years out of date! shame!
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    gm0n3y , December 19, 2013 12:09 PM
    They lost me at FTP / PTW.
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    ojas , December 19, 2013 12:17 PM
    LucasArts? Weren't they dissolved? Aren't SW games published under EA now?
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    Novuake , December 19, 2013 12:21 PM
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    They lost me at FTP / PTW.


    Not all FTP games are PTW.
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    catfishtx , December 19, 2013 1:07 PM
    Signed up a few hours ago. Hope I get picked!
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    NightLight , December 19, 2013 1:12 PM
    prolly another out of cockpit space game... get us back in a cockpit, bsg-style graphics, real damage that influences flight attitude, and the masses will come.
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    Novuake , December 19, 2013 1:16 PM
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    prolly another out of cockpit space game... get us back in a cockpit, bsg-style graphics, real damage that influences flight attitude, and the masses will come.


    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/
    Its coming. :) 
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    knowom , December 19, 2013 4:57 PM
    Sounds like a good idea, but if it's a micro transaction pay to win game no thanks take a page from Riot's book and make it so any paid purchases don't impact actual game play.
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    10tacle , December 19, 2013 6:57 PM
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    prolly another out of cockpit space game... get us back in a cockpit, bsg-style graphics, real damage that influences flight attitude, and the masses will come.


    Exactly. This looks like a 3rd person perspective game. I hate 'em unless they are on a console, and even then they are more an entertainment factor than an immersive first person experience. The last "cockpit" Star Wars game I played was over 10 years ago, Rogue Squadron for the PC. The graphics were stunning back in those days. Gameplay was more arcade than sim, but a visual beauty.

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    NightLight , December 20, 2013 4:02 PM
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    prolly another out of cockpit space game... get us back in a cockpit, bsg-style graphics, real damage that influences flight attitude, and the masses will come.


    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/
    Its coming. :) 


    Indeed, read about star citizen quite a while ago. I hope it's as good as all the video's show us :) 
    Too bad it's not in any "known" universe, star trek or star wars for example.
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    hakesterman , December 21, 2013 5:58 PM
    $ 59.99 For Digital down Loads is a Rip Off. People please I beg you don't pay it, a new Game Digital down load should cost no more than $ 44.00. We have to make them understand that over charging for digital down loads is unacceptable.
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    therogerwilco , January 7, 2014 10:51 AM
    Better not be browser based... Otherwise it's failed before even launching.
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    catfishtx , January 28, 2014 12:11 PM
    I have been participating in the Closed Beta and it is indeed browser based. It is very fun, you can get in, play a game or two, and get out. Most of the beta was only Team Dogfight though, which was the one game mode I was excited the least amount for.
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    cemerian , January 29, 2014 4:24 AM
    lol no way im gonna play it browser based, altough it will probably run a lot better then swtor which uses the worst engine ever
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    catfishtx , January 30, 2014 6:55 AM
    I was not happy about it being browser based either, but it did not affect gameplay. In fact, you forget you are in a browser at all.
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    freakydekey , February 12, 2014 11:17 PM
    man I cant wait till this beta opens