Sony: Heavy Rain Risk Lessened Due To Faith In Developer
As we all know, releasing any new IP that has huge expectations from both the publisher and gamers alike is always a risky situation. It's the way of business.
And according to CVG, Sony understands that Heavy Rain is a definite "gamble" but at the same time, they also believe it could represent a revolution for the industry. The game has already received a couple review scores but apparently those sources don't believe in respecting embargo dates... Anyway, the Sony product manager for Quantic Dream's inspired vision said it's all about having faith in the team:
"Being Sony, I suppose we have a little more luxury to take a gamble on more original and innovative IP - and Heavy Rain definitely fits that category. I suppose the risk is lessened if you have faith in the team behind the game and David and Guillaume and the guys at Quantic Dreams have really impressed, not just in terms of their back catalogue - Fahrenheit - but also in terms of the tech demos they showed in the run up to Heavy Rain."
In addition, she said they'd really love it if Heavy Rain snagged some much-appreciated recognition (provided that recognition is warranted, of course). She added that there "feels like there is a real groundswell of anticipation from gaming communities and trade alike," and they'll be interested to see what happens. We actually do respect embargo dates so we won't say anything until February 10, but we suggest being around for that day...
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
1/31/2010 9:11:56 PM Ben Dutka