A brand new report hints that Quantic Dream’s upcoming Star Wars recreation, Star Wars Eclipse, will characteristic a “athletic 30-something and a member of a human-like race” feminine lead and introduce a brand-new race into Star Wars canon.
“Supplies seen” by podcast Sacred Symbols (£) speak of “Challenge S” which allegedly contains “some kind of empire referred to as The Zaraan, a race not seen in Star Wars earlier than”.
“Sarah is described as an athletic 30-something and is a member of a human-like race. This race is on the lead of some kind of empire referred to as The Zaraan, a race not seen in Star Wars earlier than,” Sacred Symbols revealed (as transcribed by VGC).
“It prides itself on political and army aggression and much like what you discover elsewhere in Star Wars there’s little differentiation between men and women in terms of roles and tasks.”
An extra “wrinkle”, in response to the podcast, is that “when Zaraan marries, their nuptials carry fascinating army implications as they turn out to be one governing unit that works collectively”. Consequently, Sarah – who’s described as “a fanatical true believer within the violence and criminality repeatedly demonstrated by her empire” – and her marriage to “far softer contact” Xendo is a giant a part of the sport’s plot, as “a part of the sport appears to revolve round these two characters and their relationship”.
With out additional info from Quantic Dream all we are able to do is chalk this as much as nowt however a hearsay for now, however given we all know Star Wars Eclipse is ready in an “uncharted area of the Outer Rim”, something is feasible. A give attention to the primary character’s marriage additional hints that the studio’s signature branching narratives could also be making a return, too.
Quantic Dream initially introduced Star Wars Eclipse at The Recreation Awards final 12 months, with the title set to discover the period of the Excessive Republic, a time that was bountiful for the Republic and Jedi Order. Since its announcement, the studio has made headlines for quite a lot of causes, and was lately acquired by Chinese language recreation firm NetEase for an undisclosed quantity.
Earlier than this acquisition got here to mild, de Fondaumiere’s companion at Quantic Dream David Cage responded to the previous allegations of an unhealthy tradition and inappropriate behaviour on the studio, one thing beforehand described as a “smear marketing campaign”.
ICYMI, de Fondaumiere has confirmed Star Wars Eclipse will “maintain the basics” of the studio’s earlier video games.
“With Star Wars Eclipse we’re definitely going to maintain the elemental components of a Quantic Dream recreation,” he defined. These fundamentals will embody “[a] very robust story, very robust characters, a number of playable characters, and naturally, giving the gamers the likelihood to vary, by their actions and selections, how the story unfolds”.