An unannounced Star Wars game said to be in development at French studio Quantic Dream could be called ‘Eclipse’ and set during the High Republic era, it’s been claimed.
That’s according to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, who was speaking on his premium show for Giant Bomb (paywall) and claimed that the game is likely set to be revealed soon.
“The Quantic Dream Star Wars game is ready to be announced soon, that’s what I’m hearing here,” he said. Grubb went on to state that he expects to hear about it “probably before the end of the year.”
The journalist stated that he “isn’t certain” about the setting or era that the game takes place in, but said that he believes “it is a Star Wars High Republic game, and it’s called Star Wars Eclipse.”
The High Republic is an overarching story-telling initiative for the Star Wars franchise that encompasses books, comics and other media set around 200 years before the events of the Star Wars films.
Talk of a Quantic Dream Star Wars project began in September when French YouTuber Gautoz claimed that the Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain developer helmed by designer David Cage had signed a deal with Disney, after its three-game contract with Sony has ended.
“They now finished their contract with Sony and will be signing with Disney,” he said in a video. “It looks like they will be working on a Star Wars game.”
The claim was later corroborated by reliable games industry insider Tom Henderson, who posted a cryptic Star Wars and Detroit mashup on Twitter.
Kotaku later reported that the game will be more action-oriented and exploration-focused than the likes of Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human, interactive story-based titles which all used quick time events.
As well as adopting more traditional action gameplay, the Star Wars game could include open world and multiplayer elements, it claimed.