Insider Reveals All Isn’t Well With Star Wars Eclipse’s Development Following Stunning Trailer Reveal

Published 12/24/2021, 12:37 PM EST


The Game Awards 2021 saw many promising announcements and among them was the brand new title, Star Wars Eclipse. This new title is being developed by French studio Quantic Dream, which has produced remarkable titles like Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain in the past.

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Fans have high hopes from this new iteration of the legendary franchise and the initial trailer won over the community. Recently, the French studio has found itself at the centre of various difficulties that could impact the game’s production. An insider suggests that the studio is facing internal issues such as congestion because of multiple triple-A projects. In addition to these, the title’s engine isn’t working at the capacity which was originally intended.

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video source: Tom Henderson

Quantic Dream may fail to deliver on its promises with Star Wars Eclipse

According to popular industry analyst Tom Henderson, everything has gone sideways for the studio, ever since The Game Awards 2021 concluded. The stunning trailer for the next major Star Wars title attracted a lot of attention, but the studio seems to be battling its fair share of demons.

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The studio is known for delivering visually appealing and cinematically driven titles that seemed unique. However, new information suggests that it wasn’t an intended part of the design, but instead the studio did not have any other choice because of the limitations of its engine.

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Its gaming engine is apparently incapable of housing a massive open world title like Star Wars. The engine was designed to run on confined levels with a small number of areas to explore and a limited amount of AI, Tom revealed in the video.

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The compromises made for other titles will not work at all for Eclipse, as the title is intended to have an elaborate multiplayer mode in conjunction with an open world landscape. The current engine is believed to be incapable of supporting either of these needs, therefore the developers will have to look for other means to make things work.

Star Wars Eclipse’s trailer has set the expectations of the fandom sky high already. However, sadly, the current predicaments of the studio seem to have put the entire project in a difficult situation. Gamers can only hope that Quantic Dream figures out a way through its many hurdles and delivers on its promises.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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