Quantic Dream is a French game developer founded by David Cage that is known for its high-profile narrative-driven games, like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human. The games pretty consistently receive divisive reactions but still garner many fans. And according to a report from industry insider Tom Henderson at DualShockers, Quantic Dream has been developing a Star Wars game for the past 18 months.
Quantic Dream finished up a deal with Sony back in 2018 to release three console exclusives on PlayStation, and since then, the company has been exploring its options. Recently, on September 16, French YouTuber Gautoz claimed that Quantic “will be signing with Disney” next, but Henderson’s reporting takes this claim much further. Henderson has a source that provided “overwhelming evidence” of an association with Quantic Dream, and that source claims that the developer has been working on a Star Wars game for the past 18 months.
How extensive the development has been during those 18 months is unknown — it is possible the game is still in early development, and apparently French game development community rumors suggest that the game only recently entered “full” development. Based on this information, it could potentially be a while before Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games make a formal Star Wars game announcement.
Lucasfilm Games has been busy announcing Star Wars projects with various developers since Electronic Arts’ exclusivity deal concluded, like Zynga’s Star Wars: Hunters for Nintendo Switch and mobile, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake from Aspyr for PlayStation 5 and PC, and an open-world game with Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment. There’s also Indiana Jones at MachineGames.