David Cage: “I’m not creating products, I’m trying to create experiences”

Tuesday, 7th May 2013 08:52 GMT By Dave Cook

Heavy Rain was received with mixed reactions when it launched in 2010, and creator David Cage has shed light on why making a sequel was the last thing he wanted to do. He’s also explained why he feels he is making experiences, not products.

Speaking with Kotaku, Cage said, “I’m not creating products, I’m trying to create experiences. I try to be sincere in what I’m doing.

“Yeah, we heard a lot of good things. We heard a couple of bad things. Good, let’s move on. Let’s try to do something better next time and maybe something else totally different. The only thing I didn’t want to do was a sequel to Heavy Rain.

“Like, ‘Oh let’s just do the same thing. Fix a couple of things here and there and just release the same game pretty much.’ We started from a blank page [with Beyond: Two Souls] and we tried to create an experience that would be different, that would play differently.”

Beyond certainly is a different beast to Heavy Rain, as you can read in Pat’s hands-on preview here. There’s also three rather impressive gameplay videos in there too.

Are you glad Cage didn’t just plump for a slightly enhanced sequel to Heavy Rain? Let us know below.

Beyond: Two Souls hits PS3 on October 8.



  1. TheBlackHole

    God, this guy is so full of shit.

    “Are you glad Cage didn’t just plump for a slightly enhanced sequel to Heavy Rain?”

    What, you mean how Heavy Rain wasn’t just a high-res version of Farenheit with a different story?

    Same shitty QTE-led gameplay, same slow burning story, same art style.

    Let’s see how different B:TS really is praising his approach, shall we?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    ^There is a difference between being “full of shit” and full of confidence.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. redwood

    @2 but he talks too much.. i think you will agree

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    Yes, that must mean he loves talking about emotions and creating experiences :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Djoenz

    He gets interviewed a lot there is a difference ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. redwood

    @4 just to be clear i have a lot of respect for this dude.. remember his initial demo for heavy rain? that thing blew my mind .. even though the girl’s teeth and jaw area was pretty problematic..

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Froseidon

    @5 and I’m pretty sure he gets high before said interviews ;)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Cee

    Unfortunately, Mr. Cage … are delivering experiences under the guises of products!

    #8 2 years ago

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