EA has dropped a new standalone CG short for Star Wars: Squadrons that is quite excellent and well worth 7-minutes of your time, so tune in below to check it out.

The aim of the short is to introduce players to Varko Grey, who is an Imperial TIE Commander and one helluva small fighter pilot. It follows Grey on a failed mission that sees the Empire having to retreat after a surprise attack by the New Republic at the shipyards of Var-Shaa.

Grey will be one of the ace TIE pilots that you as the players will fly alongside in the game’s split-faction campaign. This short definitely sets up his motivations for sticking with the fallen Empire as it tries to rebuild its authority in the wake of the Second Death Star’s destruction, and the supposed fall of the Emperor. The action is quite enjoyable too, so check it out and tune into our takes on the matter in this week’s episode of the Star Wars Time Show!

If you pre-order Star Wars: Squadrons you will get access to some of the Var-Shaa skins you saw in the short. If you pre-order from the EGS you will get a bonus Fortnite X-Wing glider.

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on EntertainmentBuddha.com, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.