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Star Wars Eclipse, the newly announced and long-rumoured title from Quantic Dream could be ‘3-4’ years away, it’s been claimed.
Tweeting on December 10th, industry insider Tom Henderson, who corroborated the initial reports of the game earlier this year, said: “A few things on #StarWarsEclipse – Being written by QD Paris (David Cage is very much involved)”.
He went on to claim that “Eclipse is believed to be around 3-4 years away MINIMUM” and that “[Quantic Dream] Paris is currently struggling with hiring staff (I wonder why).”
Henderson’s “I wonder why” comment likely refers to sexual assault allegations that were levelled at the company in 2019.
A follow-up tweet stated that “The biggest on the dev side is their internal QD engine, which wasn’t built for an open-world title. There are currently 60+ job openings for Quantic Dream Paris and 9 in Montreal.”
“Star Wars Eclipse is the first video game to be set in an uncharted region of the Outer Rim during The High Republic era, known as the golden age of the Jedi,” Quantic Dream said.
“The game will build upon Quantic Dream’s expertise in delivering deeply branching narratives and will go beyond their already established acclaim. Player’s choices will be at the heart of the experience, as every decision can have a dramatic impact on the course of the story.”
Star Wars Eclipse – Official Cinematic Reveal Trailer
The first trailer shows off impressive visuals including footage of Yoda and the planet of Naboo.
Earlier this year Lucasfilm signalled that its Star Wars exclusivity deal with EA was over—or at least coming to an end—by partnering with Ubisoft on a new open-world game.