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Quantic Dream: “We’ll stay with Sony”

Monday, 25th March 2013 06:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In case you were in any doubt, Quantic Dream has confirmed, again, that it loves Sony best and is quite happy to remain a platform-exclusive developer for now.

“This isn’t a partnership where we are forced by a big company into giving immediate results,” studio co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière told OPM UK.

“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.”

De Fondaumière said Heavy Rain proved that Quantic Dream was capable of making a profitable platform exclusive.

“Would we have made more money by going multi-platform? Of course, but on the other hand, we wouldn’t be working with Sony as a publisher,” he added.

“We’re certainly not going to change partner for the sake of making more money; that’s not the philosophy behind our studio. As long as we can create the games we want to create, we’ll stay with Sony.”

Quantic Dream’s next game is Beyond: Two Souls, which is due on PlayStation 3 in October and looks very special indeed.

Thanks, IGN.

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  1. redwood

    that’s like a good boy!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KAP

    @1 but let’s be honest, if they were with Microsoft QD wouldn’t be making games they wanted. Or the box art would have a character holding a gun.
    You have to commend Sony for its allowance on openness to this kind of thing. In an age were companies treating this industry like a business, it’s refreshing to see one such a Sony giving the freedom like this. It’s awesome.

    Games are much more then pointing a gun at someone pointing a gun at you.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. tezzer1985

    @2 Agreed

    #3 1 year ago
  4. polygem

    @2 i agree but i think we will see a lot of fresh things from ms too with the next gen…maybe :)
    you got to give nintendo credits too, imho they risked a lot with the wii, they delivered some awesome, very unique first party games in the past years, maybe some with the well known mario, zelda,kirby brand stamp on it, still refreshing gaming experiences.
    that said, i truly loved games like journey (heavy rain wasn´t my cup of tea tbh).
    what i really really want to see from sony in the future though is actually a bit conservative: bring back the cartoony platform/ adventure games even more. the sly, ratchet, jak+dax, medievil games are what will bound me to sony for life. i crave these kind of games like water. i just need them to survive :)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Dragon246

    @KAP,
    Completely agree. Sony games have the most variety than any other pub out there. Its not surprise that Journey, Unfinished Swan etc. are Sony published.
    This is what ticks PS brand- dominated by new experiences always, not rehashes and sequels.
    Wonder when MS and Ninty come out of their sequelitis syndrome.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. redwood

    @KAP am with you man :) i love the fact that sony supports devs like QD, MM and Suckerpunch as much as they do, though Guerrilla might come off as the spoiled brat who is having trouble getting his shit together :P and SP is the kid who tries so haard to just ace in the exams, and does but still doesn’t get the recognition it deserves :)
    in this day and age stuff like this , like the relationship between QD and sony is rare. Also i think alot of it also depends on QD not solely being just about making games AFAIK they also provide Facial-mocap services.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dragon246

    @Redwood,
    I would agree. I am also confident they will share their tech with Sony 1st party studios, but it would depend as QD games are so much different from the general sequel crop we see.
    And stop commenting here and get to work on your Vita game, I am waiting you know :P

    #7 1 year ago
  8. redwood

    lol no am not working on any vita game :) working on iOS titles right now… hopefully the company will shift to vita in the next year..until than it’s iOS for me :( u can bring down those expectations now …

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dragon246

    @8,
    Joking :) Do whatever makes you money man. After all, no one works for charity.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. redwood

    where is the like button :)

    #10 1 year ago
  11. polygem

    there is not much “sequelitis syndrome” going on regarding nintendo. only people who do not play their games and only look at it on the surface repeat that nonsense. mario galaxy is a different game than nsmb is a different game than paper mario is a different game than mario kart is a different game than mario vs donkey kong and i could go on with mario for quite some time. let´s look at some of the other “milked” ninty ip´s: kirby mass attack is a different game than kirbys return to dreamland is a different game than kirby canvas course. metroid prime is a different game than other m. skyward sword is a different game than spirit tracks. most of the time even completley different genres…it is totaly beyond me how people cannot see that. thing is, they just want to ignore it. it´s plain trolling….nintendos strength is to take their well known characters and then build new gaming experiences around those characters. that´s how nintendo rolls. that´s a huge strength. it works damn well too – not because they are lazy but because they are superinnovative and indeed do care a lot about the quality of their products and their characters – you really cannot say they are milking their ip´s. they always reinvent their ip´s. but we´ve been there a million times. sigh.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. TheBlackHole

    Never been a huge fan of QD’s games. Nice stories, shitty QTE gameplay.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. DrDamn

    @poly
    Yeah we’ve been here lots of times. I don’t think Nintendo are guilty of not trying new things, or doing new things. No more so than anyone else, and arguably much better at doing new things with some of their IPs – notably the core 3D Mario games and Zelda, not so much Mario Kart and 2D Mario. I would say that for me they have an over reliance on their core IP though. They are restricting their output and reach of their games somewhat. For example if the team currently working on a new 3D mario game for Wii-U were allowed to produce it as new IP then the scope of what they could do increases massively. It would very unlikely be as big a commercial success though – and there-in lies the problem.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. polygem

    yes doc, that´s a valid point. i think they kind of have to rely on their established ip´s that much though in order to be different to their competitors. they also have created new ip´s here or there but not in the scope of mario or zelda. i agree that a brandnew nintendo ip would be great and i really do think we will see that happening in the wiiu life cycle.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Dragon246

    And the guy said I had a *boner*. Weird.
    Keep pushing paragraphs #11 . It seems you just cant avoid me.

    “it´s plain trolling”
    Ohhhh. So not liking ninty output is trolling? Well…
    Look, stay in your ninty house and don’t bother me, I am done talking with you.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. polygem

    i never talked about your dick. you´re mixing things up again. relax. i also never ever said not liking ninty output is trolling. just read more carefully and we´d get along much better. oh, i still ignore you a lot, trust me…you keep responding too btw :)

    #16 1 year ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    I wonder how much the Bluray in the PS3 helped QD stay Sony exclusive?

    http://www.vg247.com/2010/09/09/cage-ps3-perfect-for-heavy-rain-due-to-blu-ray-disc-a-more-sophisticated-entertainment-experience/

    I think Heavy Rain was about 25gb or so, it would have made it a 3 disc game at least on 360.

    I think this has more to do with David Cage’s dreams of become a filmmaker, Sony offered the best package for that kind of software; i.e. an ineractive movie.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. theevilaires

    I think I’ll stay with SONY too ;) PS4 launch is gonna be crazy….can’t wait :D

    #18 1 year ago
  19. polygem

    i am pretty hyped about the ps4 launch as well

    #19 1 year ago
  20. RocknRolla

    Good! you stay with Sony and they WILL let you do as you want, and let you be open minded :)

    #20 1 year ago