Quantic Dream is not known for developing games in a rapid fashion, but even so, their next project is seemingly going to take longer than even the developers themselves expected. According to industry insiders, Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Eclipse may not launch until 2028 due to the studio’s inability to attract new developers.
Quantic Dream has become a rather controversial studio in recent years. The French studio – known for developing Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit Become Human – came under fire from local media following an investigation which suggested that the studio suffered from “a toxic corporate culture, management with inappropriate words and attitudes, under-considered employees, overwhelming workloads and questionable contractual practices.”
Despite them since announcing that they are working on a Star Wars title, the studio has reportedly struggled to attract much talent to the studio. According to industry insider Tom Henderson (via xfire), “even though the [Star Wars Eclipse] trailer was released to an extremely favourable reception from the wider gaming community it has not had the desired effect of attracting developer talent to the studio.”
This inability to attract talent, in combination with the studio’s tendency to take longer than most to develop their games, has now meant that Star Wars Eclipse is internally scheduled to release sometime in either 2027 or 2028. If this is indeed the case, then Quantic Dream will be going nearly a full decade between game releases.
KitGuru says: What do you think of Quantic Dream’s predicament? Is a 10 year development cycle sustainable? Are you excited for Star Wars Eclipse? Let us know down below.