Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream reportedly working on new Star Wars title

James Earl Jones and Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader) in Rogue One (2016). © 2016 - Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
James Earl Jones and Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader) in Rogue One (2016). © 2016 - Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. /

Quantic Dream, (developers of Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain, and Detroit: Become Human), are reported to be developing a new Star Wars video game. That’s according French YouTuber Gautoz, and backed up by sources at Kotaku.

Very few details are available, however, a separate source for Kotaku has claimed that the yet-to-be-announced title has been in development for roughly a year and a half. It’s suggested that the title will veer away from Quantic Dreams’ signature “quick-time event” heavy gameplay in favor of a more action-oriented effort. They go as far as to speculate that it may feature an open world, as well as multiplayer elements.

Quantic Dream is working on a Star Wars game?

Formed in 1997, Quantic Dream’s most recent releases have been exclusive to PlayStation consoles. Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human were released as part of a three-game exclusivity deal with Sony. With that deal now concluded, Quantic Dream has ventured into publishing, as well as developing, their own titles. With what’s next for Quantic Dream yet to be confirmed, there’s every chance their Star Wars offering will be their next release.

These rumors come hot off the heels of the announcement that the beloved Knights of the Old Republic series will be making its return on PlayStation 5 and PC in the near future. Much like with this report, information on the upcoming KOTOR remake is scarce, but it does suggest a willingness from Lucasfilm Games to bring Star Wars back to the video game space in as big a way as possible.

The formation of Lucasfilm Games, and the decision to not renew EA’s exclusivity deal, means that the I.P. is open to anyone to pitch for. In addition to the aforementioned titles, Massive Entertainment, part of the Ubisoft umbrella, were confirmed to be helming a Star Wars title earlier this year.

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