Quantic Dream’s Star Wars title was officially announced at the 2021 Game Awards: Star Wars: Eclipse, which will take place in the “High Republic” era of the Star Wars universe, hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga during the Golden Age of the Jedi Order and the Republic.
The High Republic started as an ambitious multimedia project last year, but so far it has mainly focused on a series of interconnected books and comics exploring the Jedi Order and its fight with the Nihils, a new faction of marauders who use unique hyperspace technology to attack. across the galaxy.
Quantic Dream is best known for its interactive narrative titles, including Heavy rain, beyond: two souls, and the somewhat controversial Detroit: become human. That resembles Star Wars: Eclipse will be a different matter from the studio’s usual titles, however, with the company promising an “action-adventure” title, although no gameplay has been shown.
While details are slim on the upcoming title, the new game promises players “will play as a diverse group of charismatic characters, each with their own unique history, abilities, and role in the tapestry of events that could. alter the carefully balanced peace. of the Outer Rim.
Star Wars: Eclipse is under development with Lucasfilm Games and would still be in “early development”, so there is no release window yet. No platform has yet been announced for the upcoming title.
It’s not the only major Star Wars title in the works either: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was announced earlier this year for Playstation 5 and PC, and Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment is working on an open-world game set in the Star Wars universe. There’s also a sequel to 2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order rumor has it that this is also development.