Quantic Dream, the developers behind Heavy Rain, will remain loyal to PlayStation.
Heavy Rain was a PlayStation 3 title released around three years ago. It centered around a serial killer who left origami behind with his victims, and occasionally made the victim’s friend or family do things they ordinarily wouldn’t in order to save the victim’s life. The player took control of one of four main characters, all of whom have an interest in said killer.
These days, it’s rare to find a videogame series that remains loyal to its console base. Third-party developers tend to publish to all available systems in hopes of maximizing their potential for profit.
Quantic Dream is not one of them. Their next game, Beyond: Two Souls is due in October this year, and it will remain a PlayStation exclusive. Considering the time it’s being released, it could be a next-generation title on the side, released a month later on the PlayStation 4.
Of course, if the Heavy Rain developer is planning a next-generation release of Beyond: Two Souls, it might need to postpone release of its next game Singularity until around next year to avoid conflict. Of course, the rumor is that Singularity may be Quantic Dream’s first PlayStation 4 title.
Guillaume de Fondaumiere of Quantic Dream has confirmed that PlayStation is the only console series the developer plans to publish for. In an interview with UK’s Official PlayStation Magazine, he said:
“We started working with Sony in 2006 and it’s been a very interesting relationship ever since. It’s a partnership built on trust. … This isn’t a partnership where we are forced by a big company into giving immediate results. That’s fantastic for a studio like us. Ever since we started our partnership, Sony just said it was going to give us the money to build these games and we said we were going to work as hard as we could and reward it for its trust.”
How do you feel about Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream staying loyal to the PlayStation?