Star Wars Eclipse Will 'Keep the Fundamentals' of Quantic Dream Games, Even Though it's an Action-Adventure
Star Wars Eclipse will “keep the fundamentals” of Quantic Dream games, despite being an action-adventure at heart.
During an interview with IGN Japan, Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere confirmed that the studio’s upcoming Star Wars game woill retain what we've come to expect from the studio.
“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.”
Star Wars: Eclipse was officially announced at The Game Awards 2021, with the game promising “action-adventure, multiple-character branching narrative game set in the High Republic era of the iconic Star Wars galaxy.”
However, Quantum Dream is better known for its story-driven fare, including Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human. A first look at Star Wars: Eclipse featured lightsaber combat and some iconic Star Wars locations. However, it won’t just be a Star Wars twist on Quantic Dream’s formula.
“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,” said de Fondaumiere. “This is something we'll be able to speak about in the future, but keep in mind, it's an action-adventure.”
Whether that means it’ll be losing those trademark quick-time events remains to be seen. Since the game’s announcement, little else has been revealed. However, delay rumors were quickly refuted – largely because a release date had never been announced.
“When we met with [Lucasfilm], we met with them because it was Star Wars,” said de Fondaumiere. “And because with David [Cage], we really wanted to do a Star Wars game, that particular franchise with whom we grew, we discovered, and were in awe of as children.”
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“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.”
What that story will be, remains to be seen… and the recent trailer is our only glimpse of it so far. Want to read more about Star Wars: Eclipse? Check out the Star Wars: Eclipse cinematic trailer and find out what else was announced at The Game Awards 2021.
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