The release of the game may be a solid 6 or 7 years away thanks to the shortage of staff within the studio.
Return with me to the Game Awards celebration. Quantic Dreams unveils Star Wars Eclipse, probably the biggest surprise of the awards, when no one expects it. Although no prospective release date was specified at the time of the presentation, many industry insiders were predicting a release in 2024 or 2025, but it appears that things could take considerably longer.
Tom Henderson, a well-known industry insider, stated late last year that the game would not be released until 2027, which he reiterated in a recent interview to the XFire media, along with information concerning the studio’s employment issues.
A trailer with a dual purpose.
The announcement trailer was launched at The Game Awards 2021 with the goal of inviting brilliant professionals to join the production team, all with the goal of releasing the game in the following three to four years, according to Henderson. However, it appears that Quantic Dream did not achieve the desired effect with the trailer, which, combined with internal development challenges with the graphics engine, will push the release date back to 2027 or 2028.
Indeed, a quick glance at the studio’s employment page reveals up to 67 openings in a range of professions, ranging from animators to VFX, lighting, and AI experts.
But why is there a staffing shortage at Quatic Dream? It’s because the developer had been having some issues in recent months due to reports of a toxic work environment and harassment by senior employees.
We know very little about Star Wars Eclipse from Quantic Dream, other that it will be set in the era of the High Republic. Given the studio’s track record, few details about the game will be published until it has reached a stage of development.