SCEE has said releasing Heavy Rain is a very big “gamble” – but one the company has given its full support.
“Being Sony, I suppose we have a little more luxury to take a gamble on more original and innovative IP – and Heavy Rain definitely fits that category,” said product manager, Lucy Duncan, speaking to CVG.
She furthed added: “I suppose the risk is lessened if you have faith in the team behind the game and David [Cage] and Guillaume [de Fondaumiere] and the guys at Quantic Dreams have really impressed, not just in terms of their back catalogue – Farenheit – but also in terms of the tech demos they showed in the run up to Heavy Rain.”
A couple of reviews have been starting to trickle out already, with OPM, among others, giving the game a 9/10.
The game releases on February 23 in the US and February 26 in the UK for PS3.
A demo will release next Thursday.