One of the things that gamers honestly hate about the industry is that sometimes developers will release a trailer for a new title that makes no sense. Think about it, we all know of a trailer or two that went for more of a “mysterious vibe” than detailing or hinting at what the game was about. At times, that’s ok because when the reveal of the game’s name happens, things sometimes make sense. But then, you get trailers like the announcement one for Star Wars Eclipse, and all you’re left with are questions. That trailer gave no clear indication of what kind of game it would be, and fans wanted answers.
Sadly, those answers have been in short supply. We know that Quantic Dream is the team behind the game, so that gives a small glimpse into what the title can be based on the studio’s history. They also noted that it would be a “true action-adventure” story, which will surely intrigue gamers. A new rumor about Star Wars Eclipse has gone deeper into what it could be.
The rumor comes from podcast host Colin Moriarty, who said he was provided documents from the team at Quantic Dream, and it revealed key points about the game’s plot, setting, and characters. According to him, the game revolves around a woman named Sarah, who is part of a new race within the universe called The Zaraan.
The Zaraan runs an empire with an iron fist, and soon, Sarah becomes married to a character named Xendo. Their union makes them military leaders, and that’s where certain choices come into play. Sarah believes wholeheartedly in her people’s empire and condones the violence they use to keep others in line. But on the other hand, Xendo believes in kindness, thus putting him at odds with his new wife. The “political conflict” that grows between them, the people, and the empire is the crux of the game.
As Moriarty noted, some of the themes are very common in the Star Wars universe. A powerful ruling race, people desperate for freedom, people coming into conflict with those close to them over conflicting ideals, and so on.
The difference here is that usually, we don’t see these conflicts from “higher up.” Typically, the characters we play as are “on the ground level,” so seeing how Sarah and Xendo progress through the game could be interesting.
There is a catch here. Moriarty states on his podcast that while he has the title documents, the game isn’t in development. Not entirely, at least. That piggybacks off of multiple reports that Quantic Dream isn’t making much progress on the title due to workforce issues, among other things. One report said that the game might not even be out by 2027 at this rate, and given this new rumor, that seems to be a recurring statement popping up.
Source: Sacred Symbols Podcast