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Star Wars: Squadrons goes up for preorder, runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X

Last week, the Microsoft Store accidentally leaked Star Wars: Squadrons for Xbox One and other platforms. It's available for preorder right now, for only $40, and promises a single-player campaign, and more, without any microtransactions.

Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic five vs. five space battles.

Better yet, modify your starfighter and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.

According to the Microsoft Store, the game runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X. It's unclear what the frame rate is as of now, but given other Star Wars games, expect it to run at 60 frames per second (FPS) or feature a 60 FPS option. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. The game's launching in October 2020.

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  • I thought that games didn't run at 4k on the xbox one x, I thought it's the xbox one series x that games run in 4k on and that the one x just played media at 4k?
  • You got it wrong. The One S only play 4K media but the X is capable of running games at 4K. However, most games are 30 fps like on the One S. The Series X changes that as 60 fps will be a standard.
  • "Will be a standard". You might have that wrong. Take a listen to the newest episode of Xbox Two podcast. There is already Assassins Creed that is coming and will be 30FPS. PS5 games look to also be 30, this might also be the case for the multi plat games.
  • Well actually Ubisoft said the framerate could go up by launch. It's not set. However all other games announced so far are 60fps. And Dirt 5 is even 120fps. Valhalla is not doing anything that warrants 30fps. At least from what we have seen so far. So I expect that to raise easily to 60fps as they begin polishing it for launch.
  • I really, really hope that this will be like X-Wing vs Tie Fighter and not like Rogue Squadron (not that it was a bad series of games, but the space combat titles were significantly better).