The Game Awards announced multiple blockbuster projects, but the biggest of the night was Star Wars: Eclipse, the latest from the developers at Quantic Dream.
Set during the High Republic era, Star Wars Eclipse™ is an intricately branching action-adventure game that can be experienced in many ways, and puts the destinies of multiple playable characters in your hands, created in collaboration between Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games.
The High Republic era is the era when the Jedi Order was at it’s height, and takes place a few hundred years before the main storyline from the movies. It’s supposed to be a “peaceful” era, but of course if this is an action-adventure game it can’t be too peaceful. This is a massive change from what Quantic Dream is used to developing, as it’s been described by people leaking the game for the last month as an open-world title complete with some combat elements, where the developer is usually focused on narrative.
It’s also worth mentioning that Quantic Dream has been under fire for a while now due to it’s toxic working conditions that were described as both sexist and racist. Quotes have also surfaced of Quantic Dream head David Cage saying, “in my games all women are wh*res”, as well as “At Quantic Dream we don’t make games for [f-word slur].” It’s hard not to get excited watching this trailer…but it’s also hard not to get frustrated knowing games that look amazing like this have people like Cage at their helm.