Quantum dream, the developer behind PlayStation-exclusive titles Heavy rain and Detroit: becoming human, is reportedly working with Disney on a new Star Wars game, and according to new information, the game will be different from what we’ve seen from the French studio so far.
Since the first reports of Quantic Dream’s unannounced project began circulating, more information has been known about what exactly this game will be. According to a report by Kotaku, the game will eschew the QTE-heavy setup you will be familiar with if you’ve played Beyond: Two Souls or the other games above, and instead will make the game “more traditional, and possibly even, action gameplay.” Have open world and multiplayer elements “.
Quantic Dream’s Montreal studio will appear to be playing a huge role in the development of the game, and all of these new gameplay elements will be the result of a fairly wide-ranging recruitment campaign by the company. Employees from Ubisoft, Eidos, and WB Games Montreal have recently joined Quantic Dream.
The goal of the recruitment campaign is, in part, to “provide Quantic Dream with more development expertise in areas outside of the branching storytelling and cinematic-driven narratives featured in games like Heavy Rain,” noted Kotaku of two former Quantic Dream developers, she wanted to remain anonymous.
Moving to a new type of game was not without its problems, however: “Quantic Dream’s proprietary game engine and development tools are outdated and not well suited to making more action-oriented and exploration-oriented games,” said a source.
In 2018, Quantic Dream hit the headlines after reports that Photoshop-edited images were being sent to group emails within the company, with a cache of 600 Photoshop-edited images – some sexual in nature, others objectionable – causing complaints led by employees.
Quantic Dream denied reports of inappropriate behavior and a toxic work culture in the studio.