Quantic Dream boss talks Heavy Rain play time
- Posted September 12th, 2008 at 12:11 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 26 Comments
David Cage, Founder of Quantic Dream, has divulged a few new snippets of info regarding Heavy Rain, revealing that the hotly anticipated thriller should take roughly 8-12 hours to finish.
“We’re still in the middle of production, so I can’t really tell you the exact time of the game, but we’re targeting a game between eight and 12 hours in gameplay for one walk through,” said Cage, during an interview with VG247.com
Although noting this would prove enjoyable enough for the majority of gamers, Cage was quick to point out that hardcore players will likely feel compelled to play through the game multiple times over in order to unlock everything the story has to offer.
“It’s impossible in one walk through to see everything there is to see,” he explained.
“And that’s going to be OK. For most gamers, they’re going to play it once, and really enjoy it and have a great journey, but some hardcore gamers will want to come back and see everything, and all possible options.”
Heavy Rain is scheduled for release exclusively on PlayStation 3 in 2009.
- 7:13am EDT - September 12th, 2008
8-12 hours,is pretty good imo,considering this game is ALL about the story.
- 7:17am EDT - September 12th, 2008
Many amazing games I have beaten in 8-12 hours. All the old resident evils and even metal gear 3 can be beaten faster than that skipping scenes but never disappointed me because I replayed the game over and over. This game seems to have a lot of replaybility.
- 7:20am EDT - September 12th, 2008
8-12 hours sounds reasonable
- 7:34am EDT - September 12th, 2008
If this game is just quick time events, then that means no replayability for me, so its 8-12 hours then I'll be taking it back from where I rented it.
- 7:42am EDT - September 12th, 2008
If that's your additude dont even bother picking it up, because this game is obviously not aimed at you.
- 7:42am EDT - September 12th, 2008
8-12 hours aint that good considering story games like this r meant to be long,its ps3 exclusive,blu ray ,hard drive and all that.makes me wonder if this game will be released for the 360 at a later date.could be covering all bases incase this is a flop on ps3
- 7:49am EDT - September 12th, 2008
Go away, troll. This is a Sony published, Sony funded game.
- 8:14am EDT - September 12th, 2008
Are you kidding me? Yes please find an Xbox site to troll the game is published by SCEE which means NO XBOX VERSION!!! And a flop, yea it's probably too advanced for you, stick with Halo!
- 8:28am EDT - September 12th, 2008
Time does not indicate the amount of content used in game. Play indigo prophecy to understand what I mean. Now there might be a large chance of having multiple play throughs that bring you to entirely different area's. I think quantic is just awesome enough to think that way.
And really... whats up with all the name calling.
- 8:47am EDT - September 12th, 2008
Some of the best games I've played have been around 10 hours in length. Like these gems: Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, God of War, Shadow of the Colossus...
- 8:56am EDT - September 12th, 2008
SONY OWNS! heavy rain is going to be a blockbuster... this is going to fill the hole in the gap known as final fantasy 13. that multiplatform crap is getting no burn from me whatsoever. square aint gettin my damn money. im with heavy rain all the way.
- 9:10am EDT - September 12th, 2008
Are people really excited for a game thats just quick timed events or is it just because its exclusive?
- 9:32am EDT - September 12th, 2008
@cgiquality look at my comments i`ve ever put on ere,its clear there all against the 360 u pratt but its clear this site is too advanced for you.stick with a**e licking the post above u since u cant make up ur own words.ur probly one those who have a 360 n ps3 but always buys the 360version of a game but on ere calling ya self a ps3fan haha.why cant it be a flop,thick as ur ar*e licking comment.
@fiddlesworth its part sony funded,that dont mean nothing,sony does not own them,look at square u nonse,sony owns part of the company that doesnt stop them going multi plat,do ur home work u id*ot be4 posting
@staticneuron only say summat when other people do u pus*y,nice off subject comment ,now on subject yeh played ip n i know what ur getting at but that was ps2 game,we`re talking ps3 exclusive blu ray ect ect, id expect more game play hours still.
@kiddiefiddlesworth just looked at ur age 45 year old loser,yeh what is up with calling names at ur age,u a retard or something,who uses the word troll at 45 lol,think u should go away n ,infact get the h(ll outta ere perv,hang out with people ur own age n grow up its a game i can have my opponion
- 10:03am EDT - September 12th, 2008
thats really good when you consider all of the different possiblities and different scenarios you can go through in mutliple playthroughs so im really excited for this game
- 10:34am EDT - September 12th, 2008
To be honest, i'm glad that ONE playthrough will last roughly 8-12 hours. The amount of choices the player will be able to make that alter the storyline is overwhelming enough, i couldn't imagine a game which this in depth being longer than that. The amount of resources and effort it will take to complete the game is enough as it is if you can carry on the storyline after killing the main character, lol. Can't wait for this :D
- 1:13pm EDT - September 12th, 2008
Wonder if this game will be Game of the year 2009.
Maybe second place.
- 3:09pm EDT - September 12th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... 12 hours is reasonable for a game in this current gen, 8 hours might be verging on too short but i reckon that will only be players who are on their third or fourth playthrough
- 3:12pm EDT - September 12th, 2008
10 to 12 hours is a standard kind of time for today. Even though a lot of great games are that length it doesn't mean that it is a good length (at least not for the price). I loved heavenly sword and uncharted, and beat them multiple times, but I felt that I didn't get my money's worth because of the length. It seems the only thing that adds repeatability is an online mutliplayer element because all games are short now (not that you can do that with this type of game).
- 3:46pm EDT - September 12th, 2008
Don't matter how long the game is im not getting it.
- 4:50pm EDT - September 12th, 2008
Sweet another short PS3 exclusive rental for me, well at least it is 3 times longer than what MGS4 can be beat in.
And too the people saying 12 hours is ok for a single player, that is foolish. There is alot of current gen games that has alot more play time than 12 hours.
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