Twitter user AccountNGT, who was aware of their recent leaks and reports, has claimed that Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Eclipse looked for inspiration at Naughty Dog’s The last of us.
Quantic Dream’s Montreal studio is reportedly working on gameplay prototypes right now, aiming to have a mix of story and gameplay akin to The last of us. The developer’s studio in Paris is apparently in charge of working on cinematics and art, story and game engine, while the studio in Montreal is working on gameplay, level design and multiplayer.
When will we get to see Star Wars Eclipse gameplay?
A number of insiders have reported that Quantic Dream is having trouble recruiting staff following high-profile lawsuits over workplace misconduct. AccountNGT also reported the same, adding that: Star Wars Eclipse‘s development is further complicated by the game engine. “A lot of engine features needed to be added/modified/extended,” AccountNGT tweeted. “Very (very) ambitious and original project.”
Evidently, Star Wars Eclipse will have more playable characters than any other Quantic Dream game. Development started in early 2021 and the non-linear story is still being written. In light of this, it seems like it will be a while before we get to see gameplay. According to AccountNGT, we can expect “traditional” action gameplay with battles inspired by Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Summary of everything I know about Quantic Dream’s next projects
1. Star Wars Eclipse
– Action adventure
– Based on interactive stories
– Open world
– Quantic Dream Montreal is working on multiplayer, gameplay and level design aspects pic.twitter.com/4sQjzTFzoI
— AccountNGT (@accngt) January 29, 2022
Opinion: Star Wars Eclipse sounds too ambitious for Quantic Dream
Zamena writes… That Quantic Dream scraps its age-old formula is commendable, but experimenting with a Star Wars title pre-loaded with fan expectations sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. It might have made more sense to develop a new IP that breaks away from the Quantic Dream form we’re all used to, as opposed to a high-profile franchise. Oh yeah…
In other news, Scarlet Nexus developers want to make a sequel and PS Plus subscribers are a little mad at the February lineup.