The newest Star Wars video game, Star Wars: Squadrons, has crossed a major development milestone. Creative director Ian Frazier said on Twitter that the game has reached “gold” status, which means the game is ready to be sent to manufacturing plants to create discs and print boxes for the physical editions.
It is an important milestone, but the developers at Motive Studios are not packing up and moving onto the next project yet. The game releases on October 2, and there is a multiplayer element that Motive will continue to support after release.
I am incredibly pleased to announce that after a ton of hard work from the team here at @MotiveMontreal, Star Wars: Squadrons has just gone aurodium!
Er, I mean gold! #StarWarsSquadrons pic.twitter.com/jzBErluIxv
— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) September 10, 2020
Star Wars: Squadrons launches on October 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is coming out just before the launch of the Xbox Series S/X and the PlayStation 5, but Motive is not working on a new version of the game for those platforms. That said, the game will be playable on next-gen consoles through backwards compatibility.