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Star Wars Eclipse: Developers Promise Significant LGBTQIA+ Representation

Quantic Dream, the studio working on Star Wars Eclipse, have shared its efforts to be diverse and inclusive.

 

 

Star Wars Eclipse got us excited with a stunning trailer for a narrative game set in the hitherto little-known era of George Lucas’ popular franchise, the High Republic. From veteran developers of hits like Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, Quantic Dream keeps us all excited with their new title.

We still don’t have a release date for Star Wars Eclipse, but we have learned that the studio is currently recruiting for this project and others they’re working on. However, the developers are keen to highlight efforts to review past practices to “maintain a studio culture that is constructive, safe and respectful for all.”

Quantic Dream has communicated some of the measures they’ve taken to ensure the studio is inclusive and respectful: “We’re working with an LGBTQIA+ organisation to accurately represent LGBTQIA+ characters, stories, and themes in our games. Training and reflection on the issue have already begun in the studio.”

“A constructive, safe and respectful environment for all.”

The studio is also supported by LGBTQ+ representatives to “ensure a diversity of voices and true representation” in their projects, as well as a plurality of perspectives that reaches all levels of the studio. Quantic Dream has talent, including its screenwriters, and will continue to hire staff to ensure they “reflect the diversity of our audience.” Many have been with the company for more than a decade and hold a variety of positions and roles of responsibility.

“We’ve hired a DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) leader on our staff and have dedicated a budget for DEI initiatives,” Quantic Dream said, noting that more than half of the studio’s directors working on Star Wars Eclipse are now women, after achieving an equity classification from the French government showing equal pay and treatment between men and women. “There are internal procedures that make it easier for any employee to report workplace problems through non-managerial staff anonymously. Employees have various channels, including dedicated digital spaces, to express their ideas and complaints,” shared the study, which is based on regular anonymous surveys conducted by external firms where employees can express their views.

Source: Aroged

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