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“There shouldn’t be any difference” in content between games, films – Cage

Tuesday, 26th February 2013 07:52 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Quantic Dream boss David Cage has expressed his frustration with double standards for entertainment content, which he believes are far more lax for TV and film than for games.

Speaking to GameInformer, Cage said he’s had experience with the games industry proving hesitant to accept adult content which wouldn’t raise an eyebrow in other forms of media.

“Heavy Rain was about child abduction. When you say it in a blunt way like that it’s like, ‘Oh my god – what are you going to do? Are we going to see tortured kids?’ No, no, no, no, no. So we need to reassure people because they always fear the worst,” he said.

“We need to explain, ‘Look, I’m not trying to create something shocking. This is not what I do for a living. We tried to do something meaningful and sensible – something that people will react positively to.’”

Cage said the conservatism of the games industry with regards to topics like sex and violence can be surprising.

“When you have two characters, two adults, performing love, and they end up doing what two others falling in love usually do, they end up making love. Well in a game it’s a big deal,” he said.

“Where in a film – oh my god, did you see Game of Thrones? There is some sex there, right? And that’s great, but in games, oh my god, I mean if you show *** it’s terrible. All I’m saying is that I believe that games should have the same constraints regarding censorship as films and TV series. There shouldn’t be any difference.”

I really want to know what word GI censored there. Quantic Dream’s next game is Beyond: Two Souls, due on PlayStation 3 later this year.

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8 Comments

  1. stevenhiggster

    “Flange”?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    @Brenna,
    I think this is the word you want to know.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. HauntaVirus

    Cage is the Boss.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. melonbuster1

    He has a point . Our industry makes more money and reach far more people than cinema. So why should we take a backseat?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    No it doesn’t on both counts. Look at the latest Michael Bay or Stephen King movie and look how much money each has made compared to the big games. Also Video games cost a shit load more money to make then a movie.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    @5,
    No. Movies easily exceed 200 m $ for biggest ones, and 150 is pretty common for big budget movies. I have yet not heard of games even reaching 150 mark. GTA4, highest budget game at its time was reportedly 100m, at GTA5 at 130-140. Movies regularly exceed that.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps4fanboy

    Like archeoptrix is considered the “link” between birds and reptiles, David Cage’s games will be considered as the “link” between games and movies

    #7 2 years ago
  8. CyberMarco

    @2 Donkey?? :P

    #8 2 years ago

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