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13 minutes ago, Ry said:

Really wish they would give a date for the next gen update. 

 

EA gave a press release with a ton of info on numerous titles but didn't mention dates. Typical EA. 


I held off from getting this so I could appreciate the PS5 upgrades. Hopefully not too long. 

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11 minutes ago, Vespa Alex said:


I held off from getting this so I could appreciate the PS5 upgrades. Hopefully not too long. 

 

PS5 isn't getting an upgrade. It's just the Pro version. 

 

XSX is getting native 4k 60fps with better lighting effects and a 120fps mode also. 

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37 minutes ago, Ry said:

PS5 isn't getting an upgrade. It's just the Pro version. 

Sort of. The PS5 is getting the improved lighting effects upgrade the same as the XSX, but it stays at the Pro's graphics settings which is locked 60fps dynamic resolution with HDR. It doesn't specify what the dynamic resolution is so it may well be that with the extra horsepower of the PS5 it ends up sitting at 4K for the most part which would make it almost identical.

 

There isn't any mention of the 120fps though (not that I can run that anyway). I've read before that PSVR games have certain constraints that a game has to meet for parity across both its VR and no VR options (otherwise Sony won't sign it off) which could be a reason why it's not there. I don't think Motive/EA would want there to be a significant performance gap (even given the recent EA/MS love in) as they have pushed the cross-platform 'play anywhere' nature of this since the beginning.

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What do you think a TIE defender should look like? That’s the one I know (as a LEGO Star Wars fan only - wasn’t aware of the ship except in LEGO)

 

The B-wing is my favourite Star Wars ship but I’m actually a bit concerned about how the rotating cockpit is going to translate to gameplay. I’m an old school Ace Combat player - can’t imagine how to fly with no visible roll motion?

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Really need to actually play this. Got all the gear but been distracted by recent console launches... and the fact that I eventually unexpectedly ended up with a new console!

 

Even got a HOTAS for this too. Just trying to get used to all those buttons with a VR headset on... :D 

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9 hours ago, Darwock said:

What do you think a TIE defender should look like? That’s the one I know (as a LEGO Star Wars fan only - wasn’t aware of the ship except in LEGO)

 

 

Yep, that's how I recognise the Defender too, from the X-Wing miniatures game and from Star Wars Rebels. 

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1 hour ago, Treble said:

 

Yep, that's how I recognise the Defender too, from the X-Wing miniatures game and from Star Wars Rebels. 

 

It's definitely different to the Defender in the X-wing miniatures game:

 

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Pretty big difference.

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4 minutes ago, Treble said:

I agree, those two images are nothing alike. 

 

In other words the one on the right is not the same as the Defender in the miniatures tabletop game. I don't know about the Lego or Rebels variant, that might be different again. No need to be facetious.

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10 minutes ago, Benny said:

 

In other words the one on the right is not the same as the Defender in the miniatures tabletop game. I don't know about the Lego or Rebels variant, that might be different again. No need to be facetious.

The joke is the image doesn't display. Might just be my browser then:

 

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For those of you who played both these ships back in the day, what sort are they? The TIE looks like it’s big on lasers, but the name suggests more of a tank? The B-wing I have no idea at all what role it’s supposed to perform in-universe, other than being bloody cool.

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12 minutes ago, Darwock said:

For those of you who played both these ships back in the day, what sort are they? The TIE looks like it’s big on lasers, but the name suggests more of a tank? The B-wing I have no idea at all what role it’s supposed to perform in-universe, other than being bloody cool.

 


The B-Wing (BLADE WING because it's badass), is basically an assault bomber. It's faster and more manoeuvrable than the Y-Wing traditionally, and acted as its replacement in the later war. It usually has 3 powerful lasers and 2 ion cannons as standard, but no turrets. Also lots of missile ordnance, rather than bombs.

 

The Tie Defender is actually very similar in terms of assault utility, and kind of the Empire's answer to the B-Wing (sort of a counter to it). Unlike other Ties it has shields, but it's more of a space superiority fighter like the X-Wing, only it's a bit more manoeuvrable and faster, but slightly less durable... It usually has two ion cannons, and quad lasers like the Interceptor. Usually has a good amount of missiles, but not as much as a Tie Bomber. Maybe similar amounts as an X-Wing.

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Also, very important difference of the Defender: it has a hyperdrive so it can operate independently of capital ships. I doubt this will be important in Squadrons though if there's no new single player missions.

 

Defenders also could equip tractor beams to grab hold of ships, so will be interesting if that's a loadout option.

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