Tag Archives: Guillaume de Fondaumiere
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 15:10 BST
Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has been speaking about Sony’s sparkly new console box again. Yesterday we reported how the studio has taken inspiration from the PS4 for its upcoming Beyond: Two Souls project. On the chatter trail once more, Fondaumiere has suggested Sony’s new hardware is “like the PC of next year or two years.”
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 03:15 BST
Hearvy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream does not do sequels – and yet it considers its body of work to be one sprawling franchise.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 10:46 BST
Beyond: Two Souls will change the way we perceive the behaviour of characters in games, according to Quantic Dreams’ Guillaume de Fondaumiere.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 17:47 BST
Quantic Dream’s Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said Heavy Rain cost €16.7 million to develop, and once distribution and marketing costs were added, the total came to €40 million. Still, the game was profitable: “Sony earned more than €100 million with this game,” he told the Digital Dragons audience in Poland today.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 11:05 BST
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 06:00 GMT
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.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 23:19 BST
The European Commission will continue to offer a 20% tax rebate to French developers who can demonstrate their games have cultural significance
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | 09:35 BST
Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said that the French developer has lost upwards of €10 million in second hand sales from Heavy Rain.
Thu, Jul 07, 2011 | 02:23 BST
GDC Europe 2011 organisers have announced three more high-profile talks for the mid-August event.
Sat, Jun 19, 2010 | 14:48 BST
Quantic Dream has put the second bit of DLC for Heavy Rain, expected for quite some time now, on “indefinite hold”.
Mon, Nov 30, 2009 | 23:22 GMT
Speaking in an interview with Gama, Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said that if done right, games could be “meaningful.”
He said: “I think that the most important goal for us is to show that video games can be more than just shooting, driving — that games can be meaningful.”
de Fondaumiere was talking in the interview of his hopes for the developer’s upcoming PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain, where he welcomed the coined term for the game “interactive movie.”
“The best short-form definition we found [for Heavy Rain] was ‘interactive movie,’ which is a double-edged sword quite simply because it reminds people of those games at the early ’90s when you were basically in a movie and you had the choice between going to the left or opening the door to the right — which of course Heavy Rain is absolutely not.”
Find more through the link. Heavy Rain is released next year.
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 | 22:22 GMT
Quantic Dream’s Guillaume de Fondaumiere has told MTV that the controversial airport scene in Modern Warfare 2 should not be treated any different than scenes from a movie.
“My take on it is very simple. I don’t see any reason why video games should be treated differently than movies, for instance,” he told MTV. “I think that we should leave game creators free of expressing their vision as they see fit. I think the guys at Infinity Ward had something very precise in mind when they did this scene.
“The real danger for me is, when you put out such a scene out of context. I can take any movie and take a sequence and make up a story and it will look like something that’s amoral or that crosses the line. This is most of the time what happens in video games [in the media].”
More through the link.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 08:28 BST
Speaking in the gameplay demo that was released for Japan on Monday, executive producer on Heavy Rain Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said that the game will undergo cultural censorship in some regions to get rid of stuff which will be alright in some areas, but not in others.
He does insist that the game will essentially be the same though everywhere, saying the changes that will be implemented won’t make a “big difference”.
“We wanted to have pretty much the same game everywhere, be it Europe, in the United States, or in Japan, of course, with slight adaptions — for instance, the Japanese version,” says de Fondaumiere.
“But I don’t think the changes we made will make a big difference, so that those are real modular things.”
Game is released next year. Thanks, D’Toid.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 11:29 BST
SCEJ’s sent out a gameplay presentation of Heavy Rain. Find it over at EG.
In it, it shows Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere playing through two scenes from the game.
VO’s are in Japanese, but there are English subs.
Looks brillant, as always. Game’s out in 2010 for the PS3.
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 | 18:26 BST
Quantic Dream’s Guillaume de Fondaumiere has stated that the reason Heavy Rain was delayed into 2010 was so it could get its very own release window.
“The first and most important reason [for the delay] was the fact that I don’t think that such an innovative game like Heavy Rain and a new franchise should be released at the end of the year in the crowded period when everyone’s releasing there games,” de Fondaumiere told CVG.
“A game like Heavy Rain needs space, needs to be explained and shown. At the end of the year, people can’t afford to buy all those games so we wanted to give Heavy Rain the chance to have its own release window, and for us to really talk about it so people really understand it.”
Full thing through the link.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 | 13:03 BST
Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said to CVG that any criticisms towards the Quick Time Events in Heavy Rain are unfair. He was speaking after the game made an appearance at GamesCom two weeks ago.
“I think they’re unfair. I think the QTE’s we have in our game are very different from the ones even in Shenmue, which I also think was a great game,” claimed de Fondaumiere.
He also admitted that the game was one of the more interactive games in many years.
“All the trailers – that’s me playing it. Everything we’ve shown so far, each screen, is all actions that you actually do. So it’s one of the more interactive games that I’ve seen in many years.”
More through the link.
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 20:01 BST
Below the break there’s an interview with Guillaume de Fondaumiere, co-CEO of Quantic Dream and executive producer of Heavy Rain.
Filmed in Dublin during an exclusive preview event for Irish media, Guillaume talks a bit about Heavy Rain.
Have a watch courtesy of the EU PS Blog.
Game’s out for PS3 early 2010.
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 | 08:22 BST
Heavy Rain will release in 2010 to give it “space to live” away from the hectic Christmas retail period, Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has told GI.
“Purely from my perspective, most publishers today realise that it’s not ideal to release a new IP or a new genre just before Christmas,” he said.
“It’s a very crowded place to be, and certain games need more space to live their life. Everybody at working on the project, both at Quantic and Sony, believe this is the right time.”
The thriller’s alpha was delivered on April 15, the developer added, “on time, on budget”.
Expect a better look from Gamescom in Cologne next month.
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 17:15 BST
GameSetWatch has announced the latest slug of speakers to take the stage at the upcoming Paris GDC, including confirmation of a talk from Quantic Dream’s Guillaume de Fondaumiere.
Other definites are Allan Murphy (Microsoft); Lionel Lemarié (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe); Ian Baverstock (Kuju); Chris Mottes (Deadline Games); and Franc Hauselmann (Ubisoft).
Previously announced are Blizzard’s Rob Pardo as keynote speaker and Valve’s Kim Swift, resident Portal expert.
The event’s taking place on June 23-24 at the Coeur Défense Convention Centre in Paris (obviously). You need to register to get involved.