Heavy Rain: Playable Demo, Future Episodes Confirmed
We know a lot of you are looking forward to Heavy Rain and we've got good news: despite the branching storylines contributing to the longevity of the experience, Quantic Dream will give you more reasons to keep the game.
In other words, no trading it in once you complete it. According to what executive producer Guillaume de Fondaumiere told Joystiq, more episodes will be on the way after the game launches in February. But first of all, Fondaumiere talks about the difficulty of promoting a game such as this, simply because "it's difficult for people to understand what it is unless they experience it." This is why the developers plan to give the audience a playable demo at some point, so they can "see and experience for themselves how different and unique this experience is." And is he worried about the possibility that a demo might show the unconventional gameplay to a host of unsatisfied gamers? Nope. He says the control scheme is "quite intuitive" and he's "not too concerned" about the reception. As for his final words:
"Buy the game, don't sell it. Keep it to yourself. You'll need it to continue and experience more episodes in the months following the launch of the game."
That's a plenty good indication that Quantic is already working on DLC, which at this point, may be ready to go not long after the game's release. We're so psyched about this game, it's hard to put it into words...but let's just say that we honestly hope the market will permit such an innovative title to succeed. If that is to happen, some gamers who aren't totally convinced will just have to take a chance. Do everyone a favor and at least play that demo when it comes out!
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
12/16/2009 10:47:56 AM Ben Dutka