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Star Wars: Squadrons will supports "full HOTAS rigs" on PC

The game supports VR and HOTAS. That's a huge win for PC gamers

Star Wars: Squadrons will supports

Star Wars: Squadrons will supports "full HOTAS rigs" on PC

Ian S. Frazier, the creative director of Star Wars Squadrons, has confirmed that the PC version of the game will support "full HOTAS rigs", allowing PC gamers to utilise joysticks and throttles to play the game.  

When combined with the game's support for VR on the platform, PC gamers will be graced with the most immersive version of Star Wars: Squadrons available, delivering what could be the definitive Star Wars dogfighting experience. 

Star Wars: Squadrons will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 2nd and offer players a singleplayer campaign and several 5 vs 5 multiplayer modes. The game's campaign will be based after Star Wars; Return of the Jedi and will feature playable pilots from both the New Republic and the Empire. 

Gamers can expect to see gameplay for Star Wars Squadrons at EA's Play Event on June 18th. This event starts at 4 PM PT and midnight BST. This event will showcase how the game plays and how the game will look when running on today's console hardware. 

On Origin, this game has been given a £34.99 price tag, making this release much cheaper than most of EA's AAA library. Given this fact, gamers shouldn't expect this game to be as wide in scope as Star Wars: Battlefront II.
  


On PC, Star Wars: Squadrons will have separate minimum and recommended system requirements for VR and non-VR systems. VR users will need to have stronger PCs than non-VR players, which makes sense given the high framerate requirements of VR headsets. 

For non-VR PCs, AMD's RX 480 and Nvidia's GTX 1060 graphics cards are recommended. These GPUs aren't high-end by today's standards, which means that most PC gamers will be able to enjoy this game with smooth framerates. 

Minimum (non-VR)

OS: Windows 10 
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 3 1300X
Processor (Intel): Intel I5-7600
Memory: 8GB
Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon HD 7850 or Equivalent
Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 660 or Equivalent
DirectX: 11
Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard Drive Space: 30GB

Recommended (non-VR) / Minimum (VR)

OS: Windows 10
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 3 3200G
Processor (Intel): Intel I7-7700
Memory: 16GB
Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon RX 480 or Equivalent
Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 1060 or Equivalent
DirectX: 11
Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard Drive Space: 30GB

Recommended (VR)

OS: Windows 10
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 3 3200G
Processor (Intel): Intel I7-7700
Memory: 16GB
Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon RX 570 or Equivalent
Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 1070 or Equivalent
DirectX: 11
Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard Drive Space: 30GB

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17-06-2020, 05:42:56

Tolemac
Yay can't wait time to dig out my X52 and my replacement Oculus rift s will be here today seeing as the Oculus software update bricked my old oneQuote

17-06-2020, 08:08:49

Daiyus
That does make me more interested. After playing Elite Dangerous for years with a HOTAS I find it very to feel invested in any kind of flight mechanic that doesn't utilise it. I don't mind hot swapping between input devices, but I always want to fly with my stick.Quote
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