Star Wars: Squadrons Isn't Planned to Receive Any Post-Launch Content
Star Wars: Squadrons won't be a live service game according to the creative director, with future ports to other VR headsets also not being in the cards.
It’s a rare occurrence when publisher Electronic Arts releases a game that it doesn’t have plans for future updates or content with, but that seems to be exactly the route that it is opting to go down with the newly-launched Star Wars: Squadrons.
Speaking to UploadVR, the game’s creative director, Ian Frazier, has said that Squadrons currently has no plans to receive any future content. This would include not only DLC, but seemingly free updates that would roll out over time as well.
“Never say never, so to speak, but as far as our philosophy goes we’re not trying to treat the game as a live service,” Frazier explained. “We don’t want to say, ‘It’s almost done!’ and then dribble out more of it over time, which to be honest is how most games work these days. So we’ve tried to treat it in kind of an old-school approach saying, ‘You’ve paid the $40, this is the game and it’s entirely self-contained. We’re not planning to add more content, this is the game, and we hope you understand the value proposition.'”
Frazier went one step further and also explained that no further ports of Star Wars: Squadrons are planned to come to other platforms. With the game boasting full VR-functionality, many wondered whether the title could one day come natively to a platform like Oculus Quest, but this doesn’t sound like it will be a likelihood. “No plans at this time,” Frazier said plainly.
While I’m sure those who are greatly enjoying Star Wars: Squadrons might be a bit disheartened to hear that it won’t be getting any future content updates of note, considering so many games nowadays are live service, I’m going to guess that many others will be refreshed by this move. Given how EA opted to monetize Star Wars Battlefront II a few years back as well, I’m sure many will be perfectly fine with a self-contained game in this beloved universe.
Star Wars: Squadrons is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.