Star Wars: Squadrons has a cool lead-in CG short to watch before you play

‘Hunted’ was created by Motive, Lucasfilm, and ILM

Whether or not you’re in the mood for a Star Wars flight sim, this Star Wars: Squadrons short film – a seven-minute tale about the last TIE pilot left standing in the wake of a battle – is a cool watch.

The protagonist of this lead-in short, Titan Squadron leader Varko Grey (you gotta love unmistakably Star Wars names), is “one of the ace pilots who you’ll be fighting alongside” in Squadrons.

This video was a collaborative effort between Motive, Lucasfilm, and ILM, so a not-insignificant amount of energy went into its creation. “Hunted” is a fun way to build up to the game’s October 2 launch.

The mechanical foundation of Squadrons looks promising (and niceties like HOTAS support go a long way), but can the story stick the landing? I hope it takes some cues from 1994’s TIE Fighter.

Fighter, Bomber, Interceptor, and Reaper – decisions, decisions.

Jordan Devore
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