Quantic Dream: Don't Expect A Sequel To Heavy Rain
Putting out a new IP is a risky business in an industry where sequels often rule the sales charts. But even if it's successful, Quantic Dream has no intention of turning Heavy Rain into a franchise.
In speaking to the Official PlayStation Magazine UK - the latest edition of which features the first review of the hotly anticipated game - Quantic Dream founder David Cage says that once the story in Heavy Rain is over, it's over. Quite frankly, he has "nothing else to say." This isn't exactly surprising, though, as this particular studio isn't in the business of pumping out title after title in an established series; as Cage said- "I believe that the value of my company lies in its ability to create new IPs." You may recall Indigo Prophecy from the last generation, which of course had no sequel, either. As for the upcoming DLC, known as the Heavy Rain Chronicles, this will certainly expand on the experience and provide the player with new information and angles in the complex storyline. However, don't think for a second the game itself isn't complete due to this DLC. Said Cage:
"The game tells a full story, nothing is missing from it. The approach to DLC was to say, let’s work on prequels. What led the characters to be who they are in Heavy Rain? What happened to them before?"
Well, downloadable mini-prequels are different from full-blown sequels, right? And by the way, that Heavy Rain review in the February issue of OPM UK awards the game a 9 out of 10, which is definitely a good sign. Expect to see more early reviews popping up over the next few weeks; some sources simply ignore embargo dates, so...
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1/18/2010 10:17:50 AM Ben Dutka