Cage: PS3 “perfect” for Heavy Rain due to “Blu-ray disc,” a “more sophisticated entertainment experience”

Thursday, 9 September 2010 08:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Heavy Rain lead David Cage has outlined reasons for siding with Sony for his groundbreaking game, saying PS3 has a more “sophisticated” entertainment ideal while noting Blu-Ray’s extra storage capability.

“I’m absolutely happy with the agreement with Sony. It was the perfect move,” he told GI.

“It was the right platform for what we wanted to achieve. It was the platform with the Blu-ray disc, promoting movies, promoting a more sophisticated entertainment experience.”

While Heavy Rain was an unqualified success as a first-party exclusive, Cage went on to say that a decision is yet to be made on whether or not Quantic’s next game will be multi-platform.

“With Heavy Rain it was right, but after Heavy Rain the question can be asked whether we should stick to one platform or open out to different platforms,” he said.

“Now that we’re established why are we limiting ourselves to one share of the market when we can reach more? There are pros and cons, and it’s not an easy decision.”

Heavy Rain had sold 1.5 million units as off mid-August. The thriller released worldwide in February 2010. A Move-based edition will release this year.

Cage has said publicly that Quantic is now working on “two very different projects,” following rumours the company had begun work on a sci-fi game codenamed Horizon.

The exec has since denied the existence of the title.

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