Quantic Dream‘s Star Wars Eclipse was first announced back at The Game Awards 2021, promising to give fans an “action-adventure, multiple-character branching narrative game set in the High Republic era of the iconic Star Wars galaxy.” But for anyone who has played the studio’s games, the shift in tone and genre might be hard to fathom, and on that end, Quantic Dream is reassuring fans that the same attention to narrative and characters will still be present in Star Wars Eclipse.
This comes via an interview by IGN Japan with Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere.
“I think with each new title we try to innovate, we try to explore new ground,” he explained. “With Star Wars Eclipse we’re certainly going to keep the fundamental elements of a Quantic Dream game; very strong story, very strong characters, multiple playable characters, and of course, giving the players the possibility to change, through their actions and decisions, how the story unfolds.”
Previous games, such as Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human had plenty of character-driven stories to tell, with action usually not a focus, that will change with Star Wars Eclipse to a certain degree.
“Where the formula is changing, we said very clearly we are doing an action-adventure, so the action elements are also going to be very important,” added de Fondaumiere. “This is something we’ll be able to speak about in the future, but keep in mind, it’s an action-adventure.”
“When we had the opportunity to work on Star Wars we said yes immediately because we were drawn to it,” added de Fondaumiere. “But we will continue to do what we do best, which is passionately work, craft our game with a lot of attention to detail, and with Star Wars Eclipse, we want to bring a whole new original story to the Star Wars universe.”
How it will ultimately unfold is still up in the air, and it might actually be a while before we get to see the game in action. At the very least, we know that story will be a focus, as will action, and hopefully, it all works well together when the game is launched.