Star Wars: Squadrons is currently scheduled for an October release, right on the eve of a new console generation. Launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC, EA Motive’s starfighter simulator will receive landing clearance on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Just don’t expect the game to be a next-gen version for those consoles initially. This doesn’t rule out a next-gen upgrade forever, as EA will use backwards compatibility to bring Star Wars: Squadrons to future platforms.
Asked on Twitter if EA had plans for Star Wars: Squadrons to land on PS5 and Xbox Series X, Ian Frazier, creative director for the game at EA Motive confirmed that a backwards compatibility plan was in motion. “We’re not planning a separate version of the game for the next-gen consoles, but yes, the backwards compatibility should work,” Frazier tweeted.