Star Wars video games have a bright future ahead of them. After years of being locked behind an EA monopoly, the floodgates have opened for a plethora of unique projects in a galaxy far, far away. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, an open-world adventure from Ubisoft, and Star Wars: Eclipse are among the next wave of games.
Quantic Dream is working on Eclipse, which premiered with a teaser trailer at the Game Awards last year. The game appears to be a departure from the French studio’s previous work, as it is described as a large action-adventure set during the High Republic period. This is a far bigger project than Quantic Dream’s previous smaller, more narrative-driven games.
During the trailer’s release, reports came out that one of the studios’ executives made controversial statements in the past, leading to a trending hashtag on Twitter #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse.
Despite the drama, it seems that the French gaming studio has made a name for itself, leading to a recent buyout of the company.
According to industry expert Tom Henderson, NetEase, a Chinese internet corporation, has purchased a 100 percent stake in Quantic Dream, the creators of Star Wars: Eclipse.
NetEase purchased a minority stake in the French gaming studio in 2019 and appears to have increased their investment in the team and gone all-in.
The agreement has allegedly been in the works for months, although it is unclear whether it has been finalized.
Star Wars: Eclipse will reportedly not release until 2027 or 2028.
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