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E3 2012: David Cage Unveils Beyond With Actress Ellen Page

Damn, they hit us with it right off the bat!

Quantic Dream boss David Cage is on the stage right now at Sony's E3 2012 press conference, and he has announced his team's new project that will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3: Beyond: Two Souls. Excited we are.

The concept centers on death; for the first time in a video game, we will move beyond the realm of life and examine what happens "beyond." More details will be forthcoming but we know the main character, Jodi Holmes, will be portrayed by Academy Award-nominated actress Ellen Page. There's no doubt that someone of Page's caliber should lend a whole lot of authenticity to the role.

They're showing a portion of the game right now; it's running in real-time on the PS3 and it looks freakin' incredible. The more we learn about this, the more excited we're gonna be. Quantic Dream is looking to raise the bar in the interactive entertainment industry yet again...and we believe they will. Who doubts these guys?

Holy crap.

Tags: quantic dream, david cage,

6/4/2012 8:09:32 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (46 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 8:19:18 PM
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OMG! The graphics are amazing and I'm really impressed with the setting.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:39:51 AM

It's shaping up to be another hit

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 8:20:21 PM
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Watching the live stream right now and OMG, they started with Beyond. I'm blown away! Intriguing story, excellent graphics (a noticeable jump from Heavy Rain), and it looks to continue what Heavy Rain started. Great job Sony!

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 8:21:49 PM
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Quantic Dream does it again 8D

On a side note, I'm ridiculously tired right now....02:21AM and still going :/ Why, oh why did Sony have to be at the end...

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SoulController
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 8:29:27 PM
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Quantic Dream continuing to push the storytelling envelope. I cant wait

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:10:52 PM
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Goog God man, look at the power of the PS3. It looks riveting.

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Qubex
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:44:56 PM

Yes... completely unbelievable... proving the point that the Cell + RSX combination is way beyond the power that we all thought was under the hood.

I think World, what we are seeing, quite simply, is incredible leaps in code optimisation, where the developers are now much better equipped to actually branch code out across all 7 SPU's far more efficiently and effectively than before.

As the platform matures so do the coding and development tools that are used to develop for it. Having the Cell with this mass amount of parallelism is only effective if one knows how to use it and efficiently branch code across the architecture accordingly...

Therefore we see Cell taking on an increasing amount of GFX and Post Processing work to help its slower cousin, RSX... But its thanks to Cell that all the additional wizardry can be calculated on the fly, such as the virtual camera focus pull, bloom effects, motion blur and anti-aliasing. It wouldn't be possible to use RSX alone...

The massive parallelism of Cell trumps all..

Why do we need a PS4?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:27:40 PM

All I know is Quantic Dream must have the most brilliant minds in console gaming to date. There really is no reason for a PS4.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:26:42 AM

The best part technically, for me, is that I didn't notice any screen tearing, something from which HR unfortunately suffered. That bodes well for the finished game.

Also, I was entranced by the subtle movement of Jodie's eyebrows.

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Rogueagent01
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:34:52 AM

Nice Fane I wasn't the only one paying attention to the eyebrows.

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xenris
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:29:06 PM
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I will most certainly give this game a whirl. I am super intrigued by the story.

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Temjin001
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:33:14 PM
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Wow, this one looks great. I liked HR and all, but this to me looks a lot more interesting. I want to see more =)

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CheddarClyde
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:33:19 PM
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The facial animation and cinematography in this trailer was jaw dropping. Thank god Sony gives artists like David Cage this kind of room to work.

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Temjin001
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:42:26 PM

*thinks to self* heihachi imposter!

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Qubex
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:35:26 PM
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Well, that blew me away... I am going to end every comment with this... Why do we need a PS4?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:38:42 PM

Actually after seeing what they can do with the PS3 I'm alarmingly hopeful for what we will see with the PS4.

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Qubex
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:57:07 PM

True... but I just feel it would be a shame to not let the PS3 go on for longer... like a fine wine it needs to be appreciated for longer and not to be sidelined so quickly if a PS4 were to come about.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:37:29 PM
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This demo literally blew me away. I am completely and entirely intrigued by this! I had one of my friends who isn't too heavily into gaming watching this with me, but he even said it looked amazing and something he wanted. I cannot wait to hear a release date, and get my copy that very day!

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Teddie9
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:42:17 PM
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This is most certainly jumped to the top of my list for most anticipated :)

Good conference on a whole - nothing groundbreaking but some good showing from Quantic Dream, Ubisoft, and Naughty Dog - the scene in Last of Us held so much realism (genuine fear) even though it was an action sequence.

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Comic Shaman
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:25:38 PM
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Holy crap. I am in awe.

And with Ellen Page, too. I feel like I must've made a wish with a genie or something.

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YashaZz
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:25:42 PM
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AWESOOOOME!

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TheCanadianGuy
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:33:01 PM
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when dave came out i almost passed out xD seriously wow! my mind is totally blown this just jumped to the top of my most wanted list no question.

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:41:49 PM
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I want!

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FatherSun
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:47:29 PM
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Beyond: Two Souls. Coming soon to a theater near you!

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FxTales
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:54:12 PM
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Holy crap this looks intense!

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karneli lll
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:59:39 PM
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Cant wait for this one,Heavy Rain tugged on my heartstrings; this one looks like it'll rip them to shreds.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 12:12:55 AM
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Another superb job, this is going to get interesting to the gamer's eye.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 1:26:35 AM
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astonishingly beautiful

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Rogueagent01
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:16:55 AM
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Quantic Dream will easily become the number one developer to me if this game even reaches half its potential. I watched the demo at least 3 or 4 times and just sat there thinking I want this NOW!

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 5:19:20 AM
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Am I the only one who isn't sold?

...where's the gameplay?!

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Rogueagent01
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:56:06 AM

It was the very first video of the game and you expect gameplay footage?? Well I can see your a tuff one to please:)

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___________
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 7:17:43 AM
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so disappointed this is not carrying on from the kara demo!
dont get me wrong that trailer looked amazing, typical QD stuff!
but come on, the robot story is such a awesome powerful story and has really not been done justice!
who do we have to kill to get a proper emotional i robot game!?

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slugga_status
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:14:42 AM
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Sheer Amazement

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:47:57 AM
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pretty cool that it takes place over 15 years of the girl's life. QD will have the fantastic story telling element down, I wonder how the action scenes will work? In an interview on G4 he said it'll be much more action-oriented then Heavy Rain was.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:10:25 AM

And that's my main reservation.

Those fast trailer clips towards the end of the demo LOOKED incredible, but i my interest completely halted. Heavy Rain was almost ruined for me because of the Hollywood action road it took and awful rushed endings.

The concept of growing with her for 15 years intrigued me completely. But it seems most of the game will be set on her adult life of Ethan Mars-like escape from police which i didn't enjoy in Heavy Rain.

I'm hoping for true character development in the growing up scenes and a lot of Father & Son scenes to really push emotional cinematic storytelling in games.

...Not awful, cringe worthy one-liners like "if you come after me again.....i'll kill you all".

Very intrigued, though. Kara seemed far more interesting on the surface....but Beyond seems to be dealing with a deeper topic....i just hope it isn't ruined by Hollywood theatrics.

The opening cop scene reminded me of an early M. Night Shyamalan production which is a good thing.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:16:39 AM

I'm interested at how QD will pull off the action scenes. From the same interview Cage said you can control both Jodi, and the spirit/ghost she has contact with. And obviously that spirit is going to be the one with all the supernatural powers which appeared to include taking possession of one of the police officers in the trailer.

I'm interested to see how Beyond blends the story telling sequences with the action ones.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:03:36 PM

It's going to be very interesting.

I think my reservations will be erased, i have a lot of optimism.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:48:30 PM

Heavy Rain took a "Hollywood action road?"

...........that's a new one.

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 6:37:24 AM

New to you, yes.

;)

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:55:41 AM
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Best feature of E3 by far, really cannot wait to hear more on this. As for the graphics... That was what I was expecting from the PS4! so if they feel they can top that I'd like to see it.

I hope the game doesn't take too much of a supernatural route, I loved the sense of realism in Heavy Rain and would like something similar. But this certainly has me excited, I hope to see the gameplay.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:08:42 AM
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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:04:04 AM

I agree. Nothing needs to be said. Simply amazing.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 12:49:45 PM

Haha, Indeed.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:02:11 PM

Haha. It was a double post.

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TheOldOne
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 1:28:58 PM
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Another day 1 purchase from David Cage and Quantic Dream!

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Robochic
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 5:30:08 PM
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I f'ing new it was Ellen Page i said through the whole demo and then the end she said F off and the ton i was like is that not the juno chick. I can not wait for this game it looks amazing and interesting once again they have set the bar high :)

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