Star Wars Eclipse is a multi-character narrative game set in the High Republic era

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The rumors of a Star Wars game being developed by Quantic Dream (creators of Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Fahrenheit) turn out to have been true. As was announced at The Game Awards, the French developer is working on a game called Star Wars Eclipse, which is currently early in development.

Set on the Outer Rim during the High Republic era, it will apparently be "an intricately branching action-adventure game that can be experienced in many ways", with multiple playable characters—a hallmark of Quantic Dream games. Expect quick-time events, surprising twists, and a certain degree of tonal inconsistency.

The trailer features familiar elements of the Star Wars universe like droids, speeder bikes, ice planets, and Jedi as well as alien species like mon calamari, anomids, and neimoidians (those Trade Federation goobers from Phantom Menace). According to the official website (opens in new tab), its Outer Rim setting will also include "never-before-seen species and planets to discover."

In 2018, Quantic dream filed two lawsuits against French publications over allegations of sexism, homophobia, and inappropriate behavior at the studio, and was sued in turn by a former employee it was ordered to pay over failed 'security obligations'. Though Quantic Dream ultimately won its lawsuit against one of the publications, it lost the other.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.