Quantic Dream has formally announced Star Wars: Eclipse at The Game Awards tonight, confirming rumors of their involvement with the Star Wars IP.
The studio behind the likes of critically-acclaimed, story-driven games like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human has formally revealed their plans to take their first step into a larger world with their first collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. Quantic Dream’s new title is one of several exclusive reveals that have been unveiled at this year’s iteration of The Game Awards – which regularly showcase details on existing titles getting significant updates or showing new games arriving in the years to come for the first time ever – between awards given to major games.
Check out the teaser below:
We previously told you that a teaser for this video game would be coming to The Game Awards, and now, that’s happened. Not much is known about this title, aside from what’s been said in previous reports: Quantic Dream has been working on the game for nearly two years now as the first major project for their Montréal studio (run by former Eidos employee Stéphane D’Astous), the game is reportedly set in the time of the High Republic era, and the game is reportedly more action-driven than previous efforts from the studio (befitting of the skills of game director Yohan Cazaux, who was previously involved with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series). It’s also rumored that the game could have open-world elements, and may also have a multiplayer component. It certainly seems like the newest installment won’t just be a matter of utilizing quick-time events in opportune moments in a galaxy far, far away, as previous Quantic Dream titles have made use of, but an effort that reflects the demands of players searching for a AAA Star Wars experience.
Star Wars Eclipse is in development at Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games.