Months ago reports emerged stating that Quantic Dream, the studio responsible for Detroit: Become Human Y Heavy Rain, I was working on a video game Star Wars. These rumors finally materialized during The Game Awards 2021, an event where we saw the first official preview of Star Wars Eclipse. While many fans have already expressed their excitement for this new project, it seems that a section of the community is not happy.
This week, the #BlackOutStarWarsEclipse hashtag managed to become a global trend on social media. The reason? Thousands of fans are not entirely happy that David Cage’s studio is responsible for the new video game in the intergalactic franchise.
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Why did fans lash out at Quantic Dream and Star Wars Eclipse?
Apparently the root of the player discontent lies in a controversy that engulfed Quantic Dream a few years ago. Specifically, in 2018 there were 3 French media reports that pointed out that the study had a toxic work environment and that it promoted racist, homophobic and sexist behaviors.
These allegations specifically mentioned David Cage, director of the study. The creative reportedly told dirty jokes and made tacky comments about the actresses who participated in the games. Likewise, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, executive producer of the company, was also at the center of the controversy.
However, Quantic Dream workers claimed the allegations are false. Likewise, they won a defamation case and took advantage of the investigations, the results of which were positive for the company, to clear their name. However, during this year reports emerged pointing to irregularities in the study’s tests.
With all of this in mind, it’s no wonder fans were critical of Lucasfilm Games’ association with Quantic Dream. This week, thousands of people took to their social networks to lash out at Star Wars Eclipse, while some outlets will choose not to cover news of the game while David Cage is involved in the project.
As a gay Star Wars fan, I can not tell you how much this means to me. Thank you so, so, so much. 💜
— Frankie💜🏹 #BlackOutStarWarsEclipse (@Frankie_0919) December 17, 2021
Put simply, the involvement of Quantic Dream and David Cage in Star Wars Eclipse is concerning because of the studio and Cage’s reputation of toxic workplace conditions and Cage’s previous alleged statements about women and LGBTQ+ people. #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse pic.twitter.com/zAE013NGwk
– 🕯I’m McDønald 📖 (@BenIsTheWorst) December 17, 2021
Lucasfilm likes to say ‘Star Wars is for everyone’ but that isn’t the case with David Cage in charge of Quantic Dream. I’m sure there are good people working on the game however we won’t be covering it on the channel and support the #blackoutstarwarseclipse movement.
— Mollie Damon (@MollieDamon) December 17, 2021
You guys are pretty amazing at picking just universally unpopular studios.
— Scott (@Rand0mViking) December 10, 2021
But tell us, what do you think of this situation? Do you think that the discontent of the players is justified? Let us read you in the comments.
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