Cage: Heavy Rain Marks The End Of My "Personal Trilogy"
Heavy Rain is one of the best of the generation in our opinion, but Quantic Dream has said you won't be seeing a sequel. It just isn't what they do, and we appreciate that.
However, it goes a little beyond that: according to a recent Eurogamer interview with Quantic Dream boss David Cage, their latest masterpiece is likely the last of its kind that you will see. During the interview, Cage said that "Heavy Rain is the end of my personal trilogy trying to tell the same type of stories with serial killers and stuff, in the thriller genre." Essentially, he's referring to Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit (also known as Indigo Prophecy), and with the third entry in his "personal trilogy" hitting next week, he's calling it the end of an era, so-to-speak. In regards to the future, when Eurogamer asked if Cage could see the interactive drama encompassing multiplayer, the reply was this:
"Oh! Yes. Yes, I think it's possible and I think this is the next challenge. And that would be fascinating. It's incredibly challenging. When I saw the efforts that were needed just to make a single-player experience work on Heavy Rain, I have an idea of what it's going to take to make a multiplayer one, but that would be very exciting."
So perhaps that's next on the agenda for Quantic Dream. But also remember that they've said they're interested in both 3D and the new motion sensing tech for the PlayStation 3, so these designers could go in any number of directions. Personally, I'll definitely try whatever Quantic Dream tries next. These guys have proven it all with Heavy Rain. ...is it at all weird to speak of it in the past tense because I'm on my fourth play-through now? Did I just create a legion of enemies? I apologize. ;)
2/17/2010 9:31:32 PM Ben Dutka