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Quantic Dream To Unveil New Project, Tech Demo Tonight

Heavy Rain is one of our favorite games of the generation, and a step in the right direction for the industry.

Ever since we reveled in that experience, we wondered when developer Quantic Dream would stun us all again. The studio has been pretty quiet about their plans thus far but according to Eurogamer, the silence ends tonight.

Evidently, Quantic Dream boss David Cage will take the stage at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and unveil his team's newest project. He'll show off a tech demo and talk about the philosophy behind it; you may recall The Casting tech demo for Heavy Rain (see it below), in which actress Aurélie Bancilhon does her mock audition for the game. The tech demo scheduled for tonight will serve a similar purpose.

We couldn't possibly be more excited. If there's one mystery project we've been most looking forward to, it would have to be this one.

Tags: quantic dream, heavy rain, quantic dream game, heavy rain sequel

3/7/2012 12:27:05 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (27 posts)

BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:07:28 PM
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Oh hell yeah!

I'm one of Cage's biggest fans, so you can definitely count me in for anything he's doing.

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coverton341
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:27:09 PM
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Nice, freaking nice.

I'll be sitting around in anticipation.

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:28:49 PM
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YES!! finally i'm so excited!

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:29:43 PM
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anybody know if this will be streaming live anywhere ?

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I007spectre
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:34:27 PM
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I would love to see it online as well. Quantic Dream and David Cage is right up there with Naughty Dog in my book.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:39:16 PM
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Heavy Rain was a solid game, that's why I platinumed it.

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JLB1
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:44:07 PM
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I wouldn't necessarily say that Heavy Rain was a step in the right direction for gaming, but it was an interesting 'game' nonetheless. I too anticipate what it is that Cage has in store for us, but I prefer as much game as I do storytelling. While Heavy Rain incorporated something a little fresh from the norm, it was practically a movie who's fate was decided by the viewer. Albeit, that is if you didn't make any mistakes.

It sort of reminds me of that episode from Futurama, where the gang head out to the theater and right before the actor makes a decision, the audience is asked what he should do. They pull out their devices and choose one of the three or two options, even though it was predetermined. lol

Anyway, while there may be a medium for this kind of game, I personally wouldn't want it to be the norm unless they incorporate more of a game in its storytelling. Instead of QTE's, perhaps we have full control over the character. I understand that it was to give the player a sense of urgency, but I'd like to take control of the reigns.

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Cuetes
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 3:18:14 PM

I could not disagree more with you.

Not only do I believe that this was a step in the right direction, it was a nessesary one.
Up until then games were based of the same formula: go here, do this, and get this reward.
Never has a game been this emotionally driven that you literally cried with Ethan.

Sure it has some of the same traits your average game has, only it felt more real. Not once did I sit back and think this is just like a movie, but I do remember thinking this is better than 90% of all the movies I've ever seen.

I'll be patiently waiting for this title (whatever it may be) because QD has earned every once of the respect they have gotten from me. I only wish more developers would take it in and follow suit.

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Axe99
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 3:34:17 PM

I'd say Heavy Rain was a huge step in the right direction of diversifying gaming. I wouldn't worry at all about every game turning out like Heavy Rain, but I would also worry about every game turning out like a cookie-cutter JRPG or CoD. As for whether there's a medium or not for this kind of game, once a game has been released it's on a medium, so I'd say that's an easy one to answer ;). As for whether there's an audience (I think what you meant), it sold over 1.5 million on a single platform - that's pretty solid.

I'd say HR-style games have plenty of future, but as one genre in many. Clearly, just like every game won't be like CoD (although many have foolishly tried and failed), every game won't he like HR either :).

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goldentinny
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 5:17:41 PM

I do see what you're saying actually, to a degree. I wouldn't want to play a ton of games like Heavy Rain although I enjoyed playing it. But I appreciate the game because it is extremely different from other games and that's what I value the most about it.

It's a step in the right direction because it is clear that QD want to diversify the gaming options that people have, which let's be honest, are not as broad as they could be right now. They said they aren't doing a sequel to HR and clearly want to do something new this time - that's an attitude I wish more developers had.

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I007spectre
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 1:45:16 PM
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Eurogamer.net says they will have the video up at 10.30pm GMT, plus exclusive insight from David cage.

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 3:48:53 PM

awesome. nice man cheers!

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VampDeLeon
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 3:26:25 PM
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I've looked forward to Heavy Rain since their last game Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit. Their next game should be just as great, if not better hopefully.

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Axe99
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 3:34:34 PM
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Very exciting news, looking forward to hearing what they're playing at :).

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FullmetalX10
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 4:39:48 PM
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Damn, how am I supposed to go to sleep now?
I have school in the morning damn it!

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Jalex
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 4:57:03 PM
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Just watched 'Kara.' It's awesome, even better than the one that preceded 'Heavy Rain.'

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goldentinny
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 5:18:57 PM
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I have to say developers like these are why I bought a PS3. Really excited about this one!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 5:35:26 PM
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Excitement. I'm glad Heavy Rain looked better than that tech demo, talk about scraping the uncanny valley.

Ahem, this is gonna be amazing. Though I do hope it isn't that FPS idea he was talking about.

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I007spectre
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 5:45:50 PM
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Yep, anyone wanting to see it just needs to google kara quantic dream. gametrailers has it and an interview.

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frostface
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 7:00:42 PM
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Here's the Tech Demo

http://ie.ign.com/videos/2012/03/07/heavy-rain-devs-kara-trailer

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godsman
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 7:29:42 PM
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The Heavy Rain Tech Demo, even when they specifically say that it's not part of the game, the demo still uses the apartment as the background of the demo.

Same might go for this new Kara demo. Even when Kara is not the star of the game, Quantic Dream might have reused their new project's themes as part of the tech demo. Which means we might get a futuristic theme in the ir new game.

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Qubex
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 8:31:13 PM

Interesting point Godsman... I am looking forward to what Cage rolls out this time even though I do not own Heavy Rain yet... will get to it sooner or later...

Exciting to see all these developments...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 7:55:49 PM
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the kara thing is cool but i hope they say somthing about the game. thats what i`m dying to see

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 8:38:30 PM
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Wow that was kinda moving.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 8:57:53 PM
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Looks sweet but kinda creepy.

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PC_Max
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:19:06 PM
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Just the demo on youtube. KARA. Some critique it but it definitely got my interest. This might be a story asking the question that Bladerunner and I, Robot was asking.. what is it to be human... what is it to be alive.

I wonder if we are going to have to wait for this in 2013.

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___________
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 3:53:11 AM
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FINALLY!
if i could choose 1 company to work for QD would definitely be it.
heavy rain was such a amazing title and the tech demo was just as emotional!
ive always wanted a game exploring the whole robot concept, robots becoming human.
but, well, lets just say its not reached its full emotional story telling potential!
now they have the perfect developer for it, if QD cant bring the best in the genre then no one can!

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