Rumor mill: Internet dwellers may have noticed rumors that a Star Wars game was being developed last week by an unlikely studio: Quantic Dream, famous for QTE-infused cinematic titles like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human. We now hear that his upcoming journey into a galaxy far, far away will include traditional gameplay and possibly include an open world along with multiplayer elements.
Youtube Gautoz (by using VGC) began the rumor on September 16 when it announced that the studio had struck a deal with Disney for a Star Wars game following the end of Quantic Dream’s three-year exclusive agreement with Sony.
Another report, this is from DualShockers, confirmed the statement, adding that the game has been in development for 18 months. Perhaps revealingly, Quantic Dream’s official Twitter account liked the article about this report.
Quantic Dream is well known for making a certain type of game: fairly linear, with a lot of fast events, a lot of decisions with consequences. His love of interactive storytelling has earned him several appearances on our list of the most played games for non-gamers. The prospect of a Star Wars creation done in a similar fashion may not appeal to everyone, but it looks like the crowd has nothing to worry about.
Kotaku spoke to a third source familiar with the game’s development who claims it will have more traditional gameplay. However, the outdated proprietary game engine and development tools of Quantic Dream are not particularly suited to creating this type of game, so it was not an easy fight.
Studio founder David Cage has previously stated that he will do not reject towards making an open world game, and several job listings on the Quantic Dream website suggest that this is exactly the path it is taking, but there is not much mention of Star Wars.
Quantic Dream is preparing a Star Wars teaser with Unit Image. https://t.co/CrmgF747SJ
The teaser is pending Disney approval.
– Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 21, 2021
DualShockers writer Tom Henderson previously tweeted that we may not have to wait long for the first official announcement of Star Wars Quantic Dream. He writes that animation studio Unit Image, which has produced trailers for God of War, Far Cry 6, Death Stranding and more, is working on a teaser pending Disney approval.