PS4: The Dark Sorcerer “the minimum quality you can get on the console”

Tuesday, 15th October 2013 04:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Quantic Dream’s stunning PlayStation 4 demo The Dark Sorcerer is just the beginning of unlocking the hardware’s potential, according to David Cage.

Speaking with TechRadar, Cage said the PS4′s potential is still being unlocked; The Dark Sorcerer is just the start.

“This is basically Beyond’s engine, and we were so excited with what we could achieve. Some people were really impressed with the Dark Sorcerer but this is just the beginning, it’s the minimum quality you can get on the console,” he said.

“It was done with a very small team, a very small amount of time and small resources. Now we have a full team and we hope to make something really impressive.”

Quantic Dream’s new PS4 project has been in the works since mid-2012 and although Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida wasn’t super impressed with Beyond: Two Souls he’s excited for the new game. We think it might be called Singularity but then again we had a lot of crazy theories before Beyond was revealed, too.

The PS4 launches in November. Since developers are still squeezing more power out of the PS3 we can expect the new hardware to really hit its stride in about 45,000 AD.

Thanks, NeoGAF.



  1. lubu

    blah blah bluh, cage speaks again, lol . what a bunch of bullshit

    #1 11 months ago
  2. melonbuster1

    @1 so true.. just the same old crap from his lips

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Dyno

    Well that’s bs. Knack, for starters, looks way worse than The Dark Sorcerer, so it’s obviously not the minimum at all.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Shafak

    Just stop exaggerating the power of the next gen already.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. BrahManDude

    i love that little part at the end

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Legion

    “it’s the minimum quality you can get on the console,” and yet we already see games with less quality then this coming out. So he is blowing smoke.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    Also, he doesn’t ever seem to acknowledge that these games are on rails, graphics will always look nicer if there’s almost zero interaction.

    Bullshitting just as your current title has proved decidedly average, smooth move, ex lax.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. tezzer1985

    How is he talking crap? Beyond looks better then Heavy Rain, so he’s saying that his next game will be better then the tech demo a small team made for a presentation, cause he now has a full team working on the game.

    VG247 jeeez your comments section is becoming very childish and off putting

    #8 11 months ago
  9. DrDamn


    #9 11 months ago
  10. CycloneFox

    Well, look at the very first casting-teaser-demo of Heavy Rain.
    When that was shown, people were stunned how amazing it looked, but the actuall Heavy Rain looked alot better. And now games like Beyond or The Last of Us even look better than Heavy Rain.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. jp24fan

    Beyond was by far the best looking game of this console generation so yeah I actually believe him.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Hcw87

    This guy should care more about the gameplay/story in his game than the graphics. Beyond looked fantastic, but it was a mediocre game.

    Also, this engine will most certainly only be used in Quantic’s next point&click game, there is no way in hell we’ll see this engine being used in an open world game like Skyrim/Infamous for example, with this graphical fidelity. It’ll be like Heavy Rain/Beyond where you have set pieces/scenes you play through, so they can squeeze more graphics from smaller scenes.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. Luciferous

    Cage needs someone else to temper his writing. I loved both Heavy rain and Beyond, but the writing on both needed more discipline, someone to take his loft ideas and hone them in to the fine emotional blade that Cage so desperately wants them to be.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Unknown_Gamer

    wow , vg247 is full of Anti-Sony tools , b!tch please i wanna see your faces next year after a shitload of announcements

    I remind you >> Greatness coming

    #14 11 months ago
  15. Erthazus

    Beyond was an average game and average looking game with good looking models.

    the fact that the game was on rails and someone says about quality in graphics? So where is AI? Physics in real time and other stuff?

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Hcw87

    This is why they can afford higher graphics. Less physics, less interactions etc.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. Erthazus

    @16, Except that it doesn’t look good beyond their models. Textures are bland

    – Playstation 2 textures.
    – 2 D Grass that does not really exist. Only in some parts.
    – Bloom everywhere
    – Shadows exist only at holidays probably.

    And i’m showing you a screenshot that has nothing in it. Just a desert. Nothing that will use PS3 to it’s max capacity.

    Nothing spectacular even for a PS3. Nothing.

    #17 11 months ago
  18. monkeygourmet



    My ‘Mario’s Cement Factory Game & Watch’ contains more gameplay than all of his titles put together…

    #18 11 months ago
  19. KineticCalvaria


    Change the fucking record.

    #19 11 months ago
  20. Erthazus

    @19, Hey Kinetic, go and watch Killzone:SF videos. High tetures for the frst time in your life. Grats man.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. KineticCalvaria

    @20, Yeah Erth… despite the fact I’m typing this on my PC which can play Crysis 3 on ultra… I just think your an utter cock and a dumb one at that.

    We all know that PC has better graphics, but stop being such a douche about it… all the fucking time.

    #21 11 months ago
  22. Erthazus

    @21, you are the one that is douche cause I said nothing about PC. I’m not comparing last gen game with a PC.

    “despite the fact I’m typing this on my PC which can play Crysis 3 on ultra…”

    Just because you are typing from a PC does not mean you have PC that plays Crysis 3 on ultra. Well, at least you are typing from a PC and not from a PS3 browser. Lawl.

    #22 11 months ago
  23. KineticCalvaria

    @22, Sure, because obviously I would lie about owning a gaming PC… I really want to impress you that much, cos ya know you are such an inspiration to me!

    No it’s just the never ending, ‘graphics from 1939′, ‘textures from the calculator era’, ‘no bip bop bump tessellation’. Nobody cares except you…

    #23 11 months ago
  24. monkeygourmet


    Sorry Kinetic, as much as Erth may piss you off, it’s Cage’s comments like this:

    “it’s the minimum quality you can get on the console”

    That cause more trouble.

    It’s just rubbish and un-quantifiable… So thats the minimum is it David? A demo that people are touting as showing off the PS4′s power is the minimum? Even though there are zero games that look half as good as this tech demo yet shown?

    He’s talking shit.


    “Nobody cares except you…” (@Erth). Well obviously Cage does, otherwise he wouldn’t keep blowing his own trumpet and making games that focus on graphics over gameplay.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. Erthazus

    @23, “No it’s just the never ending, ‘graphics from 1939′, ‘textures from the calculator era’, ‘no bip bop bump tessellation’. Nobody cares except you…”

    If that would not be true you would not have a PC that plays Crysis on Ultra. See? I caught you on lying again. Lol.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. KineticCalvaria

    @25, in English?

    I own all platforms, I like pretty graphics like a lot of people, but it doesn’t make the game for me, I bought my PC last christmas to play BF3 with 64 players as intended not for the ‘ooh shinies’.

    @24, it’s not shit though is it, all games at the start of a generation look worse than ones at the end… that’s what he saying. It’s pretty common knowledge and obviously this one scene in the TECH demo will look better than gameplay that’s actually being played live.

    #26 11 months ago
  27. CyberMarco

    I can confirm that KineticCalvaria has a PC, we were playing BF4 beta the other day.

    Anyhow, most of those words that Cage says are PR bullshit.

    @Erth just give it a rest, we know you like good graphics, who doesn’t but stop pissing others about it, you sound just like a broken record.

    #27 11 months ago
  28. KineticCalvaria

    @27, and good fun it was too :).

    It is indeed mostly PR talk as CM says, but I honestly don’t understand the criticism from some of you, he’s just saying that games will look better as time goes on… is that so hard to comprehend? Jeez.

    #28 11 months ago
  29. MadFlavour

    David Cage should change his name to captain irrelevant.

    #29 11 months ago
  30. Legendaryboss

    What fuck did i just read? In the comment section…

    #30 11 months ago
  31. AsianGameing

    mmmmmmm i am going wait next ps4

    #31 11 months ago
  32. Sini

    Beyond 2 souls flopped in sales, he is sucking sony dick to get work.

    #32 11 months ago
  33. Hyperx64

    @ Erthazus “Hey Kinetic, go and watch Killzone:SF videos. High tetures for the frst time in your life.”

    You mean for him check the “moar graphics” on an 30fps highly compressed YouTube video?! How does that work?

    #33 11 months ago
  34. CPC_RedDawn

    I think what Cage meant was that this is what they have been able to achieve with a small budget, a small team, and small amount of time. So with this in mind he believes that this is what he classes as the minimum you can get out of the machine. We all know its bullshit, and its a PR stunt. It is fun to see how media can take one sentence or just a few words from a sentence. Put it in quotes on an article and watch rabid trolls claw at each other in the comments section. Makes me smile a little inside.

    #34 11 months ago

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