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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

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Jalex
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 10:44:07 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if Quantic Dream (or at least Mr. Cage) already had at least a rough draft of the next game, considering how long each Quantic game is in development.

And while this news is certainly exciting, I'm more immediately curious as to Quantic's plans concerning downloadable content for 'Heavy Rain.'
I haven't heard anything since 'The Taxidermist' was released, are they still planning on releasing more?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 10:46:32 AM

Yes, "The Taxidermist" was Madison's DLC; they'll be releasing one DLC pack for each of the other three main characters.

In fact, one should be coming very soon...I've heard they should be about a month apart.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 10:47:41 AM

Madison's pack is all I need, she's awesome

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Jalex
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 11:05:05 AM

Okay, good.
I've pretty much played 'Heavy Rain' ('The Taxidermist' included) to death, and in the months since, I've been distracted by many other games and I was hoping for a new piece of the story (which always encourages me to reevaluate the original game).

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 11:10:15 AM

Interesting i loved the Taxidermist episode, i have been looking on the net for infomration on the second chronicles episode, but there really is nothing out there about it. Me and my friend played Heavy Rain last night all the wayt through until 5 am, probaly my favourite game of this gen.

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Danny007
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 4:21:02 PM

I hope they do Ethan's story next. He was my favorite of the four.

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Nlayer
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 10:47:40 AM
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I am really looking forward to this title, whatever it may be. Quantic Dream has won my respect.

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Karosso
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 10:49:25 AM
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Please take your time and nail this one as well.
Heavy Rain was a breath of fresh air to my gaming routine and I can wait longer for something that will feel fresh and amazing again.
If I were the bigwigs at Sony I would buy QD already, they better keep this style of gaming exclusive to the PS3 :)

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 10:50:23 AM
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Ninja Theory could learn a thing or two from Quantic Dream

When you have a dream and a vision for your games you will always continue to push your ideas through.

Why create Nariko and Kai, such lovable/legendary characters if you're just going to throw them away?

But yes, Horizon sounds like a very engaging title. These guys always get the perfect word(s) for their games. They're not 'bout the fanciest title either, just a thoughtful word does the job

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ro kurorai
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 12:08:08 PM
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@scarecrow
Guess NT are just greedy. I assume HR cost way more to develop than HS, yet QD/Cage are very happy with its 1-1.5$mil sales. Wheres NT call such numbers "disappointing".
Well, I don't expect much from Enslaved, thus NT can create as many new IPs as they please and ditch their lovable characters for all I care XD.
QD all the way for me, baby ^^

@topic
Oh yeah. another QD title on the PS3. I like that trend. QD did already an awesome job on Heavy Rain, and as they know Sony's hardware already and don't need to focus on multi-plat development I'm expecting a lot from Horizon.
I mean monsieur Cage and QD did not disappoint with HR, which I was anticipating eagerly, and proven already that experiments can be commercially successful, even with some minor flaws.

Guess we can expect a lot more from Sony at E3 than assumed. I'd be surprised if Sony doesn't show some brand new IPs, besides all those excellent sequels we already know of.

E3 2010 might be way more fun than I expected.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 11:36:44 PM

Heavenly Sword didn't sell well until *after* Ninja Theory had moved on to Enslaved. That's probably what NT refers to when talking about HS's sales numbers.

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tridon
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 1:43:28 PM
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I'm curious to see what system this game ends up on. Sony should unload their pockets on Quantic before they join Insomniac over at EA.

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BlackBriar
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 1:45:50 PM
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Awesome news! Hopefully will see more about this game at e3.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 1:49:22 PM
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I'm interested. Maintain the focus on the characters, and give us another interesting plot and excellent control scheme and I'll take it. And yes, by the sounds of it, it's going to need some sci-fi overtones to garner interest. IMO of course, but pure romance stories don't work well in games.
Peace.
(P.S. Could we kill this spammer already. It annoys me.)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 3:33:09 PM

Since Omikron was sci fi Cage may well want to return to that type of setting.

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Danny007
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 3:24:56 PM
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So is this going to have the same type of gameplay as Heavy Rain? If it does I'm sold and psyched for this game. Heavy Rain is in my top 5 favorite games and is my pick for game of the year so far.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 3:28:02 PM
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In the mean time, get to work on that HD upgrade for Indigo Prophecy.

Whatever Horizon is, I'm sure it will be great. I don't mind it being "very different," but I really liked the atmosphere in Heavy Rain, all dark and noirish, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 3:39:42 PM

now we are talking, Fahrenheit was freaking awesome many ppl missed it though

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Highlander
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 3:28:49 PM
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Folks do not reply to spam posts, simply report them to Ben.

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tes37
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 4:00:50 PM

Man, I completely forgot about that spam button. I may test it out on lttsy if he/she/it shows back up. How does it work, does it notify Ben immediately if he's unaware they posted junk on his website?

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tes37
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 5:50:37 PM

Anyone who needs some practice writing game reviews can do so on a certain someone's web site before trying their hand at it here. That is if they have a product review section or customer feedback. Maybe RDR, and give R* a little recognition and love.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 6:51:32 PM

I always hit any SirSpamalots with my trusty "spam button" every time I see one, and either Ben or one of the other mod's are usually quick to ban-hammer their cheap knock-off junk a$$es.

But ya know what????
I'm starting to see these spammers as being a free PSXE game. And whoever can hit each spammer's "Wack-A-Mole" button the quickest, wins themselves a free PSXE air guitar.

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Danny007
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 4:22:03 PM

Nobody wants to buy that crap.

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___________
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 4:15:56 AM
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dam i was preying david would change his mind and give me a sequel to my most loved game of all time!!!
id like to see them take on another serial killer, or maybe a psychological thriller.
serial killer storyline just seem to suit them perfectly though.
i cant see a QD styled game in any other style.
i really need to play Fahrenheit wish sony would hurry the %$#@ up and announce a HD remake of that.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 12:47:42 PM
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Anything that David Cage & QD put's their hands on will be an automatic buy.

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