Since Star Wars Eclipse was first revealed two years in the past, we’ve seen and heard little concerning the subsequent recreation from Quantic Dream, the developer behind Heavy Rain and Detroit: Turn out to be Human. Nonetheless, the devs behind the sport have revealed that as within the studio’s earlier adventures, Eclipse’s storyline will proceed irrespective of which characters die, a high quality which hasn’t been seen in some other Star Wars recreation up to now.
We first confirmed Star Wars Eclipse was in growth in September 2021, earlier than its official reveal at The Sport Awards that December. Eclipse is ready within the franchise’s Excessive Republic period, a time a whole bunch of years earlier than Anakin Skywalker and Han Solo. It’s a golden age for the Jedi and the republic it defends, and a vastly completely different time than the interval coated within the movies and TV reveals.
And in contrast to previous Quantic Dream video games—which have been narrative pushed, QTE-filled journey affairs—Star Wars Eclipse is ready to be an motion recreation. Even so, the studio confirmed that the DNA of its extra contemplative again catalog will stay evident in Eclipse, too.
It doesn’t matter what occurs, this Star Wars story strikes ahead
Lisa Pendse, vice chairman of selling for Quantic Dream, told IGN during a recent interview at the Tokyo Game Show that whereas the studio desires folks to know that is an action-adventure recreation, it should nonetheless have “all the components that you’d come to count on and need from a Quantic Dream title,” together with “intricately branching narratives” and the flexibility to play as completely different characters. One other key ingredient is that irrespective of how badly you screw up or who dies, the sport’s story will carry on chugging.
“There’s no recreation over,” stated Pendse. “Anybody can die, something can occur and the story form of continues in order that these signatures are nonetheless there.”
As talked about, this has been the case in previous video games from the studio. For instance, in Past: Two Souls, there have been elements of the sport the place you needed to escape the police, like whereas onboard a prepare. If you screwed that up, you’d get caught and the story would change as you needed to escape from a distinct situation that includes completely different characters.
What’s fascinating to me, as a Star Wars nerd, is that this quantity of freedom isn’t one thing we generally see in Star Wars video games. Certain some have had alternate endings, however outdoors of the Knights of the Outdated Republic RPGs, most Star Wars video games don’t allow you to screw issues up an excessive amount of. I’ll be curious to see how the Star Wars neighborhood handles this degree of freedom in locations like Wookieepedia. The perpetual fan query of “What’s canon?” shall be trickier to reply in a recreation like Eclipse, and I discover that thrilling.
In the meantime, in different Quantic Dream information, the studio has spent the previous couple of years battling a number of the former staff concerned in a sequence of 2018 reviews accusing the studio of being a horrible place to work.
The report additionally detailed sexist and racist jokes, and many prolonged crunch. Quantic Dream denied the reviews and later sued the publications reporting on the accusations and a few former staff in a sequence of courtroom battles, a few of which have ended conclusively.