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Star Ware: Eclipse - a new video game; set in The High Republic era

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Star Wars Eclipse – Official Cinematic Reveal Trailer’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cJpiOPKH14 - a 3 minute trailer at the official Star Wars youtube channel.
 

The blurb:-

'Star Wars Eclipse is the newest adventure in the High Republic era, now early in development by Quantic Dream. Learn more on www.StarWarsEclipse.com.

Set during the High Republic era, Star Wars Eclipse is an intricately branching action-adventure game that can be experienced in many ways, and puts the destinies of multiple playable characters in your hands, created in collaboration between Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games.’

 

Article for ‘Star Wars: Eclipse’ up on the official Star Wars website: www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-eclipse

‘5 Highlights from the Star Wars: Eclipse Trailer’ article: www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-eclipse-cinematic-reveal-trailer
 

“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?”

“Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?” - Oddball, of The Awkward Squad

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Some intriguing shots in the media gallery for the game - http://www.starwarseclipse.com/media
 

V-Wings vs Devastator vibes from ‘Rogue Squadron’ - The Battle of Calamari level going on in this below (for me, anyway!)

“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?”

“Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?” - Oddball, of The Awkward Squad

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“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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jedi_bendu said:

I’ve never played a Quantic Dream game and I only know of them through the game Heavy Rain, which was critically acclaimed at the time but which many now claim has aged poorly.

What’s wrong with Quantic Dream? I am genuinely curious.

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fmalover said:

What’s wrong with Quantic Dream?

Workplace harassment charges

(Besides I’ve played their latest game and hated it: boring and pretentious. Maybe they’ll have a better writer for this one)

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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Yeah, I’ve never played a Quantic Dream game before, I was just referring to the many allegations against them. The company filed libel suits against two French newspapers who had jointly reported sexual harassment, severe crunch, and bigoted remarks from executives such as founder David “we don’t make games for f*gs” Cage. It won one case but lost the other. Former employees have also spoken out about the environment of racist and sexist jokes, staff exploitation and photoshops of staff members’ faces on Nazis and porn stars.

I’ve already seen plenty of people wanting to avoid the game either because they’re LGBTQ+ and don’t want to support a company run by people who hate their existence, or because their conscience won’t allow them to enjoy a game likely created under these conditions, or both. It hits particularly hard because the High Republic has been a very inclusive, diverse era so far and personally I’ve seen quite a few LGBT people who have felt more welcomed in the fandom than ever before. This is a slap in the face for them. Partnering with Quantic Dream is terrible judgement by Lucasfilm games in my opinion.

Still… the cinematic trailer is beautiful. It sometimes feels like Star Wars, sometimes not for me. It seems heavily inspired by Dune and is breaking new ground with unusual imagery for the Star Wars galaxy. I can’t help but be a little excited that the High Republic is expanding into another medium, and a game will be exploring a new era again, like with the Old Republic games. This video by Star Wars Explained helped make me interested by what the story will be.

https://youtu.be/GPIYZ9EnHoU

And yet still, I might wait to buy a used copy. I’ll see. I want to reward a game like this which seems bold and inventive. It’s just frustrating for me.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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I’m not getting too excited yet. We’re likely years away. I’ve been waiting on the Lego Skywalker Saga game since 2019, and it keeps getting moved back. Now it’s Spring 2022, but I’m still not getting my hopes up.

This looks very interesting, but still not as interesting as 1313. The output of Star Wars video games has been the most disappointing aspect of the franchise for a long time in my opinion.

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For anyone interested in this game - yet don’t know anything, or much at all, about The High Republic - then this 5 minute youtube video may be of some help…
 

An Introduction to the High Republic Era - Star Wars Eclipse’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGjRmJlR7zE - a 5 minute video at the Star Wars Explained youtube channel.
 

The blurb:-

‘Star Wars Eclipse takes place in the High Republic era of Star Wars. But what is that? Here is a quick rundown of the golden age for both the Republic and the Jedi Order, set two hundred years before the events of the Skywalker Saga.’
 

“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?”

“Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?” - Oddball, of The Awkward Squad

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The hashtag #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse has been coined on twitter. If it starts trending at any point, especially repeatedly like when fans were calling for Gina Carano to be fired, we might see some action by Lucasfilm Games. Mounting public pressure combined with a staff shortage at Quantic Dream may lead to the project (which is still in early development) being canned, or transferred to another studio somehow. Not sure if there’s a precedent for that.

You can read more about the campaign here: https://wegotthiscovered.com/gaming/star-wars-fans-coin-blackoutstarwarseclipse-vowing-to-boycott-controversial-developers-game/

‘Star Wars fans coin #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse, vowing to boycott controversial developer’s game’ by Jonathan Wright

And can read about Quantic Dream’s staff shortage, which could lead to a huge delay, here: https://www.glitched.online/star-wars-eclipse-3-4-years-away-as-quantic-dream-struggles-to-find-staff/

‘Star Wars Eclipse is 3-4 Years Away as Quantic Dream Struggles to Find Staff’ by Marco Cocomello

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Stop with the cancel culture, thank you.

On topic, having watched the trailer… what the hell was that?

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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LexX said:

Stop with the cancel culture, thank you.

The only way I can see someone being fine with Quantic Dream getting this opportunity is if you don’t care about workplace exploitation, harassment, and homophobia.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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jedi_bendu said:

LexX said:

Stop with the cancel culture, thank you.

The only way I can see someone being fine with Quantic Dream getting this opportunity is if you don’t care about workplace exploitation, harassment, and homophobia.

Cool. Please stay on Twitter, this topic was about the game and not anything you’ve been posting.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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LexX said:

jedi_bendu said:

LexX said:

Stop with the cancel culture, thank you.

The only way I can see someone being fine with Quantic Dream getting this opportunity is if you don’t care about workplace exploitation, harassment, and homophobia.

Cool. Please stay on Twitter, this topic was about the game and not anything you’ve been posting.

Everything I’ve posted has been relevant to the game. Paramount to everything we consider about it, in fact, because we can safely assume it’s being made under the same conditions. They’re struggling to recruit staff because of this.

Do you really not care about other people’s welfare so long as you get to play your video game?

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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LexX said:

jedi_bendu said:

LexX said:

Stop with the cancel culture, thank you.

The only way I can see someone being fine with Quantic Dream getting this opportunity is if you don’t care about workplace exploitation, harassment, and homophobia.

Cool. Please stay on Twitter, this topic was about the game and not anything you’ve been posting.

I mean no disrespect, but you did go into Riquende’s thread for the new Boba Fett doc recently, and talk about Slave I supposedly being a political thing.
We can always just scroll past something we may not agree with, or does not interest us, and still talk about the things that do.

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I’m kind of shocked that Lucasfilm would want to have anything to do with David Cage after all the bad press about him. It seems like inconsistent standards, on their part.

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Uh… Can we like… Talk about the game instead? Cool.

Though it’s a cinematic trailer and the final game may perhaps look different otherwise, I absolutely love the mood that it had. Has me quite intrigued for more.

I rarely know anything of the High Republic Era, so I might get around to checking out one of the novels in preparation.

Working on many edits, may take many years to complete…

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paja said:

Uh… Can we like… Talk about the game instead? Cool.

I simply do not get how some of you guys are just able to disconnect the conditions a game is being made under with the game itself, completely free of a guilty conscience. It honestly disgusts me.

Quantic Dream are a majorly fucked up studio, every sign points to that, and yet there are plenty of people who just want to bury their heads in the sand. Yes, the cinematic trailer looks great. But accountability is more important than entertainment.

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I’m not much of a gamer , but I gave this trailer a watch , and I’m having flashbacks …I think I already saw this and it was called Dune 2021 . Baron Harkonnen , is that you coming out of the oil ? My,my , you slimmed down quickly !

https://screamsinthevoid.deviantart.com/

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jedi_bendu said:

I simply do not get how some of you guys are just able to disconnect the conditions a game is being made under with the game itself, completely free of a guilty conscience. It honestly disgusts me.

Quantic Dream are a majorly fucked up studio, every sign points to that, and yet there are plenty of people who just want to bury their heads in the sand. Yes, the cinematic trailer looks great. But accountability is more important than entertainment.

I fully understand that. I just feel that it’s best we stay on topic. I suggest you start your own topic about this subject elsewhere here instead of having pages upon pages of drama. I agree with you, it’s just that it doesn’t fit in here.

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paja said:

jedi_bendu said:

I simply do not get how some of you guys are just able to disconnect the conditions a game is being made under with the game itself, completely free of a guilty conscience. It honestly disgusts me.

Quantic Dream are a majorly fucked up studio, every sign points to that, and yet there are plenty of people who just want to bury their heads in the sand. Yes, the cinematic trailer looks great. But accountability is more important than entertainment.

I fully understand that. I just feel that it’s best we stay on topic. I suggest you start your own topic about this subject elsewhere here instead of having pages upon pages of drama. I agree with you, it’s just that it doesn’t fit in here.

Oh ok, sorry I was so harsh then. It seemed like you were dismissing the problems as unimportant and I got worked up about it.

I still believe if there are any updates regarding Quantic Dream or the campaign to boycott Eclipse, this thread is the best place to share those, but I don’t have anything more to post about it right now.

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I’m so tired of cinematic scenes in games. The faces always look terrible. Instead of getting me more into the game, they take me right out of it.

I also think this trailer seems more like a proof of concept that something they’ve been actually working on. They’re probably not far along at all. They can’t tell us many details because they don’t even know yet.

As for the studio, if there is a problem, and it is something that isn’t going away, and it’s the sort of thing Disney wants to distance themselves from, why even go down that road when it could lead to the project not getting finished and another game not being released? I’m a big supporter of everything Disney has done, except for the video game department and the Starcruiser Hotel. Someone needs to sort those out. I call for a vote of no confidence.