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Quantic Dream “staying exclusive to PlayStation” for foreseeable future, says Cage

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 15:25 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Quantic Dream boss David Cage has said the French developer is “staying exclusive” with Sony for the present and foreseeable future.

Sony published the studio’s last title Heavy Rain last February for PS3. Its previous publishers include Atari for Fahrenheit and Eidos for Omikron: The Nomad Soul.

But Cage says it’s all Sony from here on in for now.

“We have an exclusive relationship with Sony,” he said, speaking to CVG.

“The relationship on Heavy Rain has been fantastic. They trusted us from day one, supported us all the way through. It was really a very risky project [for them] and they never let us down.

“Being a part of a company with what are probably the best studios in the world is something really pleasant for us. We’re happy to continue this relationship and create content for the PlayStation brand. But they fund our projects, so we’re staying exclusive to PlayStation.”

Cage continued: “We have a relationship that works, we’re excited by the platform – we think it’s the best platform out there. We’re glad to continue to work this way.”

He didn’t confirm if Quantic shared any tech within the first-party Sony Worldwide Studios, but said that regular conversations took place with studios like Naughty Dog, Media Molecule, Guerrilla and God of War developer Sony Santa Monica.

Cage, however, admitted he’d also been asked to advise on a modern FPS for PS3, but confirmed it wasn’t Killzone 3.

Earlier this week, speculation on Quantic Dream’s next title ramped up, with domain registrations for “PlaySeries” and “Fiv5″ found.

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20 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Ah, a shame but completely understandable. You don’t skip out on regular funding in this day and age.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. get2sammyb

    Considering Sony will probably fund whatever he wants to do, and Heavy Rain has sold better than his previous multiplatform effort, this makes a lot of sense.

    He already feels like part of the brand’s furniture anyway. Almost like Sony’s French equivalent to Peter Molyneux.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. RockTwist

    *Somersaults through the air, does 15 backflips, while dodging police cars, flying through the air on a helicopter and kung fu kicking police men with excitement*

    …*punches a few flying bricks for good measure*

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Zurtech

    Loved Heavy Rain. Fherenheit was awesome upto these bits imo, and am guessin that’s what @Rocktwist is referring to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_MLnryT46g
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw2pnkmYIhI&feature=related

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gadzooks!

    I’m perfectly happy with Cage being locked away on the Playstation platform. That way I know I wont have the unpleasant experience of ever accidentally wandering across his products again.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. PEYJ

    @4

    I thought he was telling us about his recent trip to Hong Kong.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    “I’m perfectly happy with Cage being locked away on the Playstation platform. That way I know I wont have the unpleasant experience of ever accidentally wandering across his products again”.

    If I had said this about Molynuex and Fable I would have to slay 1000 XBOTS in the comment section afterward. Why people take this guy serious is a joke in itself.

    On topic: If creating a great genre and awesome story telling game like this is why you want or have to stay exclusive then by all means do it.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    ^ Nobody does.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    I sense another buyout coming from Sony. And guess who it’s going to be.

    Quantic Dream makes sense for Sony as Media Molecule did when it announced it bought them last year. I wouldn’t be surprised, but would be gladly and equally welcoming, to see Quantic become a first-party Sony studio.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Bond James Bond

    So, they’ve basically got Sony’s dick in their month…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Kalain

    Shocker of the year… Sony Bank rolled PS3 developer stays with PS3.

    Heavy Rain, in my opinion, wasn’t even that good. It was obvious after about 30 mins, to me anyway, who it was. They made an adventure game with different controls and made it dull, just a load of quicktime events. I’m sure it was other peoples idea of paradise, but it wasn’t much of a game, or story for that matter, to me.

    It makes sense for them to stay with Sony anyway, where else are they going to get money from to make the games they want? Being third party with sony grants no benefits, but being first party does. Lets hope, with the new bank rolling coming in that Mr Cage and co and actually make an entertaining game.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    @10 well where did you eventually think it would go after being in your pussy…just saying

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    I like Quantic Dream games. I’m from Europe. My kind of games.

    but Heavy Rain in my opinion was a bit shitty compared to Fahrenheit. Previous work.
    Story had a lot of plot holes in HR… But i’m sure with the next title David Cage will solve plot holes and will write something better. Engine is basically ready.

    and it’s good to have something that is not FPS.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. osric90

    Great! This makes sure we will always see top quality products in compatibility terms from them.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Bond James Bond

    @12

    Sony’s dick will be in your mouth next. As for MS and Nintendo, well, they’ve already been there, done that!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Shonak

    Why is he lately so chatty, shouldn’t he work on his next project to whom he can relate to or at least try to become a decent writer finally?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Mandatory Install

    As kind chaps ‘Gadzooks!’ and ‘Kalain’ pointed out, Quantic Dream’s games are utterly uninspiring and average, hence those passionate frenchmen can keep their pretentious quicktime gameplay alongside appaling storyline and hideous characters exclusive to whatever they want.

    Better yet, keep it exclusive to themselves :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    I’m perfectly happy with a game being an exclusive as long as it helps secure funding for quality titles.

    Looking forward to many more games from these guys.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    @17: Mhm utterly uninspiring and average. Because there are so many games like Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain out there.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. aprotosis

    No real surprise here. The game was almost compeltely funded by Sony ( most of the rest came from the French government) so they pretty much all but own them anyways. Though I remember back in 2007 or so when they were giving interviews about their relationship with Sony they were spreading the same ole hyperbole about how the game couldn’t even run on an Xbox. Of course, years later when it finally came out we can all see that they did nothing special that an Xbox or any 10 year-old PC couldn’t do. /yawn – but it makes sense for bought and paid for CEOs to be the biggest fan boys, and since their future actually does depend on their cheerleader, this is the kinda fanboy I can’t really reject.

    #20 4 years ago

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