Electronic Arts shows off new Star Wars: Squadrons game, coming Oct. 2

The new game promises to let players experience flying the iconic tie fighters and X-wing ships.

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EA's new space dogfighting game promises to let players experience epic Star Wars space battles.

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Electronic Arts showed off its new Star Wars game Thursday, showing fans what it'll look like playing as a member of the rebels or the Empire in space dogfights when the game releases in the fall. 

Watch this: EA shows new gameplay footage for Star Wars: Squadrons

The game, which Electronic Arts announced on June 15, is designed to work with video game consoles , PCs and in virtual reality, the company said. In an interview with GameSpot, the company also said that the game will cost $40, less than the typical $60 game.

The game has both a single-player story set after the events of Return of the Jedi, during the final days of the Empire and the beginning of the New Republic. And it offers a multiplayer option, where you can take control of Empire or New Republic starships during a dogfight.

It'll be available on Oct. 2.