Beyond: Two Souls will change the way we perceive the behaviour of characters in games, according to Quantic Dreams’ Guillaume de Fondaumiere.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Fondaumiere said, “This performance is going to change people’s and gamers’ perception of how a character needs to behave in a video game. Probably, when people will see Beyond – other studios – they will want to have a great talent in their games, too, because we’re going to see a difference, and it’s going to be striking.”
Fondaumiere also explained that the success of Heavy Rain has made Hollywood talent more accessible to Quantic Dream, and bridges the gap between gaming and the film industry in new ways.
“Having produced Heavy Rain, and being able to show it to people, to show them that we were doing different experience, more a form of cultural expression – that opened the doors.
“And when I contacted the agents for collaboration [with] Willem and Ellen, it was relatively easy, because people had seen Hollywood in Heavy Rain, they had either played it or heard of it, so it made it much simpler for me than years before.”
The performances seen so far have proven striking, as seen in this ‘Lab Test’ gameplay footage.
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