Quantic Dream, the developer behind Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, is rumoured to be making a Star Wars game.
The rumour has surfaced courtesy French YouTuber Gautoz, who reports that the studio has signed on with Disney. This follows the company’s shift to multiplatform after a long history of working exclusively with Sony.
As ever, all rumours should not be taken at face value, but Dualshockers reports that it has its own sources that confirm that Quantic Dream is working on a Star Wars game. The site reports that its source “provided overwhelming evidence” of having connections within Quantic Dream, and that the Star Wars game has been the studio’s project for around 18 months. The report notes that is is unclear what exactly that 18-month timeframe entails, but rumours within the “French developer community” suggest the game may have only begun full development in the past few months.
While there has been no official word surrounding an upcoming Star Wars game from Quantic Dream, Dualshockers’ reporter, Tom Henderson, captured a screenshot from Twitter that showed the company had liked a tweet discussing the rumours. This far from confirms that Quantic Dream is making a Star Wars game, of course, but the studio has since removed its like from the tweet.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 19, 2021
While it remains unclear whether Quantic Dream will announce a Star Wars project in the future, one game from a galaxy far, far away that has been confirmed to be in the works is a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. A new version of the 2003 RPG was announced at this year’s PlayStation Showcase and will feature Jennifer Hale as she reprises her role as Bastila Shan. The upcoming KOTOR remake is set to be coming to PlayStation 5 as a console exclusive at launch alongside a PC release, with other consoles possibly to be revealed at a later date.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.