When people think of Star Wars, they usually think of space samurai with laser swords, Rick Moranis in a giant helmet, and space battles. Pew pew! Keeping that in mind, it’s understandable that fans of the franchise were disappointed to hear that Star Wars Battlefront would not have any space battles. Electronic Arts and DICE said they wanted to focus on the planetary combat, which is logical since the game seems to be built on the framework of the Battlefield games. There wasn’t much need to protect the space above China from communist aggression after all.
DICE has revealed that Star Wars Battlefront will offer a Fighter Squadron mode that at least lets space jockeys trade fire with their airborne enemies. The game mode will allow players to engage in starfighter battles over “huge” canyons. Fighter Squadron will likely be similar to the Air Superiority mode already present in Battlefields 3 and 4. Hopefully, the X-Wings and Tie Fighters will be easier to control for new players than the jets in Battlefield which have a distressing tendency to act like lawn darts.