In a time where almost every new game has plans for various future content updates, it’s fairly rare to see a title that doesn’t feature any of it. Especially a game released by Electronic Arts. Apparently, their latest game Star Wars: Squadrons will be exactly that. In a recent interview with UploadVR, EA’s creative director Ian Frazier told that their new game doesn’t’ have any future updates in the pipeline and likely never will.
As Ian Frazier explained, the development team took an “old-school approach” while developing Star Wars: Squadrons and wanted to give players a streamlined experience with a clear path to the end.
“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. 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. <…> 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.”
While these lines sound exciting and some fans already have their eyes glowing with the realization that EA might bring more games like this in the future, we recommend not holding your breath. Star Wars: Squadrons is a niche title that’s somewhat targeted towards VR gamers. Development for other platforms and VR simultaneously takes an enormous amount of resources and time, meaning that most likely that’s the main reason for such statements.
In any case, it’s nice to know that upon completing Star Wars: Squadrons story, you will be done and won’t need to wait for any additional DLC to learn the game’s character’s fates. And that’s something very rare in this gaming age. If you wish to experience this yourself, be sure to check out our prices for the title.