Disney has been handing out the Star Wars license to game developers much more freely of late, now that it is no longer exclusively tied to EA, and it seems that one studio working on a new Star Wars game is Quantic Dream. A recent rumour claimed the same, and now, Kotaku has done a follow-up report that has dropped new potential details.
Reportedly, Quantic Dream’s Star Wars game has been in the works for about 18 months at this point. Kotaku claims that the game is going to be more action-focused and have more traditional gameplay than Quantic Dream’s past games like Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, which were interactive story-driven adventure titles with a focus on quick time events. In addition to those changes, the rumoured Star Wars game could also possibly have an open world setting, as well as multiplayer elements, though specific details on those aspects aren’t yet known.
Kotaku also states that Quantic Dream’s Montreal studio, which was established earlier this year, is pivotal to the Star Wars game’s development, owing to the game demanding expertise in areas beyond cutscenes and storytelling, which is what the French studio has been traditionally focused on.
These are, of course, unverified and unconfirmed details, so take this with a grain of salt for now, though it would be interesting to see Quantic Dream taking on a different kind of project, especially one that’s set in the Star Wars universe. Here’s hoping we hear something official about it in the not-too-distant future.