Star Wars Eclipse is the rumoured name for the yet to be announced Quantic Dream’s Star Wars game, it has been revealed. The news comes via Jeff Grubb’s Giant Bomb show. Details are light but according to Jeff the game will be set during the High Republic Era, the new era that has recently been the focus of some Star Wars media mainly in books. The High Republic Era is set 200 years before the events of Phantom Menace and marks a time when the Jedi were numerous and at the height of power across the galaxy.
Notable entries to Star Wars The High Republic include the book Light of the Jedi which deals with the fallout of the hyperspace lanes closing following the Great Disaster. There is also a High Republic comic series published my Marvel, and a number of other books including Into The Dark that has some links to Light of the Jedi. If the rumour is true then Star Wars Eclipse would be the first game set during the High Republic era. The name Eclipse could lead to a number of different possibilities, such as other stories that explore some of the issues from the Great Disaster. It could also reference the beginning of the fall of the Jedi as they peak and start to decline leading to the events of the prequel trilogy.
According to Jeff Grubb, Quantic Dream’s Star Wars game will be revealed before the end of the year, and with the Game Awards not too far away that could be the event where the game is showcased. Of course, all of this is still a rumour and nothing substantial has been confirmed by either Disney or Quantic Dream at this time. Still, seeing another new era of Star Wars make the jump to games could bring about lots of possibilities for the future.
Source: Giant Bomb/GameRant