Heavy Rain DLC Confirmed, But Finishing Game Comes First
If you're not yet familiar with the concept of Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain...well, first of all, shame on you. Secondly, just to clarify, it's a dramatic thriller that gives the player a ton of freedom; your decisions will have a significant impact on the outcome of the story.
So how might they work downloadable content into such an intriguing concept? Well, thanks to a recent D+PAD interview, Quantic's David Cage says they have "many plans" for DLC, but at the same time, he believes in giving the consumer more bang for the buck. While additional content is always great, next-gen gamers have started to complain that some titles feel incomplete at launch, and the impending DLC should've been included with the release of the game. Cage appears to side with these folks by saying:
"Honestly, my focus is on putting as much content as possible on the Blu-ray. We have many plans for DLC, but I won’t work on them until the game is finished and fully satisfying. Games are expensive; my focus is to give as much as I can to gamers for their money."
See, now this is a sentiment that's likely going to gain plenty of appreciation from those who view DLC capabilities as a potential dodge for developers. Maybe they can rush the game out to hit their announced release date, and make up for the rush job by issuing content that should've initially been in the game at a later date. Well, you won't have to worry about that in regards to Heavy Rain. So, DLC is coming, but certainly not at the expense of the final product.
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
2/24/2009 Ben Dutka