Heavy Rain is single-player only, doesn’t need buttons – new shots

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 06:40 GMT

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1UP’s posted a new interview on Heavy Rain with Quantic Dream’s David Cage, confirming the PS3 thriller will have no online play component.

“Heavy Rain’s an experience about interactive narrative and emotion, and we really wanted to focus on making these core elements right,” said Cage.

“The game will support the Trophy system and may offer some kind of extra content online, but Heavy Rain is a single-player experience.”

Not just that. The French developer also said that the game doesn’t need those irksome controller buttons for general play.

“We don’t use them for the moment, apart from action sequences,” he said, presumably making note of the QTEs seen in the Games Convention showing last year.

“We don’t feel we need them for the moment.”

Read the full thing through the link. There are two new shots here as well, showing new areas. Game’s out at the end of next year.

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