Quantic Dream is hard at work on Star Wars Eclipse, a new adventure game set in the High Republic era of Star Wars – a golden age of Jedi hundreds of years before the birth of Anakin Skywalker.
During a recent interview at G-Star in South Korea, director, writer and Quantic Dream founder David Cage told IGN Japan that Star Wars Eclipse is "the most ambitious project of our studio." While he did not go into detail about the game, he gave us some new insights to what we can expect.
Among other things, Cage reiterates that Star Wars Eclipse will be markedly different from Detroit: Become Human, which released on PlayStation 4 back in 2018 and PC the year after.
Cage says that Quantic Dream learned a lot from Detroit: Become Human, calling it the studio's "most accomplished game overall" and the "best implementation we could make of the vision we had 25 years ago about how to tell a story where the player is the hero." But that doesn't mean that Quantic Dream will run it all back for Star Wars Eclipse.
But it's not going to be a copycat by any means; it's going to be a very different experience," Cage says.
In a subsequent interview, Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere said that Eclipse would retain Quantic Dream's fundamentals despite being an action-adventure game at heart.
Quantic Dream joins a number of Japanese studios under the NetEase umbrella, including Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi's new studio.
Talking about the ongoing work on Star Wars: Eclipse, Cage says that the original opporunity came together "very, very quickly," and that the studio didn't have a specific story in mind ahead of time.