Star Wars Eclipse took our collective breaths away when it was announced as part of The Game Awards last year, but our hopes were very quickly dashed as it was suggested the game was only just starting its development process.

Following this, a report from reliable journalist Tom Henderson at XFire claimed that we could be looking at a release window of 2027 or 2028, which led to a lot of Star Wars fans drumming up a rumour that the game had been "delayed", although Henderson never actually used this word in his initial report.

Nevertheless, Star Wars Eclipse developer Quantic Dream issued a rather stern response to the "delayed" claims recently in a statement to GamesRadar, telling the website it had "never announced or promised a launch window".

"Star Wars Eclipse has not been delayed because Quantic Dream never announced or promised a launch window for the title. Recruiting remains active as it works on Star Wars Eclipse, third-party publishing, and unannounced projects."

It was also mentioned in the XFire report that the game's initial trailer had "not had the desired effect of attracting developer talent to the studio" hence the targeted 2027-2028 launch, although as you can see from the quote above, Quantic Dream says the recruitment "remains active". The company also reportedly advised GamesRadar via an email announcement that the studio increased its workforce by 50% in 2021.

Ultimately, whether you want to say it's "delayed" or not, it definitely sounds like Star Wars Eclipse is many years away, so it's probably not worth getting too excited over this one for now. Let's hope we don't have to wait that long though.

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