Quantic's New Game: Heavy Rain Fans "Will Be Surprised"
After Heavy Rain blew us all away earlier this year, we've all been anxiously awaiting news of David Cage's and Quantic Dream's next project.
Well, evidently, there are two of them. We know they've been working on adding PlayStation Move controls to their masterpiece but for fans of Heavy Rain, they're more interested in Quantic's new stuff. In speaking to The Examiner, Cage confirmed his studio is currently hard at work on two new games, which are "very different" from one another. But his comments may or may not encourage you, depending on how you interpret them:
"...we continue to explore how we can go further with interactive drama, working on emotion and interactive storytelling for a mature audience, but with a very different story and a different approach. I think that people who enjoyed Heavy Rain will be surprised by what we prepare. Quantic Dream also explores how to use what we learned about emotion on Heavy Rain in very different types of experiences."
Cage did say there's no lack of motivation or enthusiasm after the success of Heavy Rain; the team is all sorts of excited over their new projects. He also says the team continues "to grow in experience, confidence and talent" (which is almost scary, when you think about it) and although they've scored a hit, they're not about to "play it safe" from here on out.
"After Heavy Rain, we have some credibility in experimenting with new IPs and new concepts. We are not going to play it safe from now, we are going to use this credibility to continue to take risks, give ourselves exciting challenges and try to invent new ways of playing. I believe that this is what Quantic Dream’s fans expect us to do. It is also what keeps me passionate about what we are doing."
The only thing that sorta concerns us is that, "I think people who enjoyed Heavy Rain will be surprised by what we prepare." That almost sounds as if it'll be completely different...but at the same time, he does talk about expanding on the ideas of interactive storytelling. Hmm...
7/12/2010 9:01:08 PM Ben Dutka