How Did Heavy Rain Become A PlayStation 3 Exclusive?
We all know that Heavy Rain is one of the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusives of the generation thus far, but how did it become exclusive? Well, it was a matter of timing.
As reported by PS3Center citing the latest GamePro edition, Quantic Dream boss David Cage said Sony needed something special to show off the impending power of the PS3 way back at E3 2006. At the time, we were seeing hard-to-believe footage of Killzone 2 and MotorStorm but we really needed something a bit more tangible; some actual footage to entice consumers to buy the PS3 when it released later in the year. This is when Quantic approached Sony with Heavy Rain; they had already started work on "The Casting," a very cool in-engine tech demo and this is what Sony wanted for the show. Heck, we still remember first seeing this footage at that show and ever since, we've been anxious to learn more. Now, the game is only about seven weeks away (it's slated to launch on February 16 in North America) and it's one of the best reasons to be a PS3 owner right now. But Cage said that if all of this hadn't happened just so, exclusivity may never have happened. However, we've heard the developers say that with time, it became clear they needed the power of the PS3 so their ambitious vision would be achieved.
But hey, it's really all about timing and a little luck, even in business. Who knows what might have happened if Quantic and Sony hadn't communicated very early?
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
12/30/2009 9:05:15 PM Ben Dutka