Quantic's New Game Called Horizon, Story "Already Written?"
After the immense success that was Heavy Rain, everyone is wondering about Quantic Dream's next project.
Studio boss David Cage has already said they won't do a sequel to their immensely impressive February title, so it's not surprising to hear the rumor about a brand new IP. According to VG247, it seems Cage's next game is called "Horizon," and will revolve around an interesting 20-something couple. The plot, which may or may not be science-fiction, centers on "a curious man raised very insularly meeting a free woman who is hesitant to exercise her freedom." And although the source in question isn't 100% on this, the storyline sounds like the guy has to "break the girl out of her shell." ...however, if we're reading the first bit correctly, that doesn't sound quite right. We don't know anything else about this very young project just yet but to hear its prime focus is story and character development is no big shock, and you can bet that Heavy Rain fans will be anxiously awaiting the official unveiling. The good news? A few months ago, Cage said their next game is "already written" and that it will be "very different" and "very surprising."
And yes, it seems Sony is once again the publisher for this new IP. They're probably not so skittish this time about pushing Quantic's new title, not with Heavy Rain easily topping 1 million units sold and heading towards the 1.5 million mark.
6/1/2010 10:19:11 AM Ben Dutka