French studio Quantic Dream is apparently working on a game based on the Star Wars IP.
Rumours to that effect kicked off earlier in the month, with YouTuber Gautoz – as spotted by VGC – reported that the developer had signed a deal with Disney. That was before DualShockers corroborated this news, adding that the project had been in the works for about a year and a half.
Kotaku has added to this reporting, saying that this project is going to be rather different to very quick time event focused gameplay that has become Quantic Dream staple. By contrast, this Star Wars game is set to be more action centric and might even have open-world and multiplayer aspects.
Between 2013 and the start of this year, all Star Wars PC and console games were exclusively made by Electronic Arts. During this time, the publishing giant released two Star Wars Battlefront games, as well as Jedi: Fallen Order and Squadrons. There have also been a number of cancelled projects set in a galaxy far, far away that did not make the cut.
Then in January, Disney revived its LucasFilm Games brand, revealing that Ubisoft was working on a Star Wars title.
Meanwhile, Aspyr is developing a remake of classic Star Wars RPG Knights of the Old Republic, seemingly without any involvement of its original publisher, EA.
Despite no longer having the exclusive rights to making console and PC titles based on the IP, Electronic Arts says it is committed to making more Star Wars titles.
In addition to this Star Wars project, Quantic Dream has attracted investment from Chinese games giant NetEase.