Beyond: Two Souls will send “strong signal” over actors

Monday, 20th August 2012 15:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Beyond: Two Souls director and writer David Cage has told VG247 that the game will send a strong message to both the game and film industries for the way it uses actors to increase the connection between gamers and the medium.

Speaking with VG247 at gamescom, Cage explained, “The game is going to send a strong signal to the game industry, but also to Hollywood because of Ellen [Page's] involvement and the fact that she was so great during shooting.”

“If the game is successful, andif her performance is seen as something that proved the quality of the experience, it’s going to be a signal to the industry that says ‘look, it’s possible to do games this way.’”

“But it will also be a signal for Hollywood to say, ‘this is now a respectable medium. If you are a talented actor, there are games that give you the opportunity to show what you can do, and to treat your emotions in the same way that films do.”

“In Hollywood, many people still think that games are about shooting,” Cage continued, “so most actors have no interest in them. They don’t want to just be a face on an avatar who is shooting people. So there is still some interest in Hollywood for games, but they are still really cautious. Beyond will send them interesting signals.”

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  1. mehdidante

    right right . no pc , no comment .

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ejams

    So… this is going to be more of a movie like Heavy Rain?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Razor

    Uh, sure it will, David.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Just like Heavy Rain did? Right, David. Quite delusional. Not sure who is worse Crytek CEO, Peter Molyneux, Cliff or this dude.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    Shut your fucking pie-hole you self-aggrandising arse-nugget.
    Sorry but sheesh – loveth thy self much?

    “In Hollywood, many people still think that games are about shooting,”

    Oh, well I guess your game, about ghostly chokings, car explodions and erm shooting will change all that! :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. TheOutcastWolf

    Guys have you seen it’s gameplay?
    and Heavy Rain is pure art (OHZ I USED DIS TERM 2 DEFIEN A GAEM IMMA SUCH A N00BZ AT 1337 GAEMING ‘-.-) why are you guys angry about?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. mojo

    im wondering what strong signal it will send when the game bombs, what i dont hope to happen. Looking forward to it, but you know. its a sony exclusive. Those games can be the best games ever created, they still kinda bomb.. Dont know why, but thats how it is :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. viralshag

    It seems to me like getting recognised by actors and Hollywood is the most important thing to Cage. I honestly couldn’t care less about Hollywood actors lending their very expensive talents to the game industry. I’m quite sure there is plenty of talent out there looking for work in the games industry that are happy to have a “face on an avatar.”

    There doesn’t seem to be a huge audience for this middle ground of interactive movie-games. Personally, I like to either PLAY a game or WATCH a film.

    And like #7 said, it’s a Sony exclusive. Even though their exclusives are some of the best out there, they don’t break many sales records and they very rarely cause waves in the industry.

    Cage, just get over it, Hollywood doesn’t care about you! :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Da Man

    He’s right, games these days tend to be about pressing buttons randomly and sex mini-games.

    Tired of playing in flashy Hollywood action movies? Here’s a toy with pompously shizophrenical story and some button mashing sex.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gadzooks!

    What Cage makes is an embarassment to gaming. He needs to stop making this shallow gameplay-lite garbage and go take his hammy acting, shite stories and plotholes and go make a movie. Just stop pretending to make games.

    Problem is Sony allow this shit to get made. With all the money they are losing, hopefully they wont be able to fund this type of crap anymore and Sony might start making games, with actual gameplay, again. Then they might become a relevant games company again.

    #10 2 years ago