Cage: PS3 is 'the best platform' for Heavy Rain
- Posted November 2nd, 2009 at 09:45 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 38 Comments
Developer Quantic Dream has described Sony’s PlayStation 3 as “the best platform” in which to release its hotly anticipated mystery thriller Heavy Rain on.
Speaking during a Q&A session at the London Eurogamer Expo this past weekend, studio founder David Cage revealed that the decision to plump for Sony’s black box boiled down to the console’s impressive technical prowess.
“Whatever I answer, my answer will be suspicious… I think it had to be on PlayStation 3 for two main reasons: the hardware, the architecture of the PS3 is extremely powerful in the way it is structured. If you make a real PS3 engine, then you can have really fantastic performances. If you try to port from another platform, then it becomes difficult,” he said.
“This is a console we all love at the studio. I play PSOne, PS2, it’s really a part of my culture. The controller is part of my home… and it’s a really, really powerful console.”
Elsewhere, Cage added that he feels it is possible to achieve emotional content without the need for ultra realistic visuals, though conceded the team’s approach to Heavy Rain resulted in the need for that extra graphical muscle afforded by the PS3.
“I’m not so much into graphics, to be honest with you, I don’t believe you need ultra realistic graphics to get emotion, you can get that with very low graphics. But we wanted to create emotion from believable characters, that was the idea. With this approach PS3 was by far the best platform.”
Heavy Rain is due out exclusively on PS3 in 2010.
- 5:11am EST - November 2nd, 2009
"Don't post that stuff please" - BJP409
- 5:16am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Well obviously its got like 8 cores
- 5:19am EST - November 2nd, 2009
I saw this like 2 days ago
But anyways you can see he didnt really wanna comment on it cus alot of people will be like 'oh they all say that' 'hes just hyping it up for being on ps3 its not really more powerful' 'I think the fact he like playstation is a good one'
- 5:22am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Well if a game is made specifically for the PS3 you get great results, Uncharted, Ratchet etc. When a game is ported over from PC and 360 you run into problems because of how advanced the PS3's development tech is. Anyway I'm happy a game this complicated was made for PS3 only so I don't have to worry about porting issues. Can't wait to play this one. I need something that's going to make me think.
- 5:35am EST - November 2nd, 2009
That's enough from you too please! _ BJP409
- 6:31am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Anyways they've took the right choice picking the PS3 since we have yet to see a game fully utilize the PS3's power. Uncharted 2 look great but im sure we can get a better looking game.
- 6:43am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Garbage - BJP409
- 7:11am EST - November 2nd, 2009
You guys are pretty late on the news. You should have some of the regulars in the forums update the new section on the main page throughout the day.
- 7:29am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Don the PPE is the one core, it has access to main memory and dispenses jobs to the SPUs. The SPUs are sub processers, no access to main memory. SPUs do not have "Branch Prediction" circuitry, meaning they can't do OOE (out of order executions), meaning no AI (artifical intelligence), no advanced physics, no game control. Of the 8 SPUs one is inoperative for quality control reasons and another is locked into holding the OS (operating system) for the remaining 6 SPUs as the OS is different from the core (PPE).
- 7:39am EST - November 2nd, 2009
''With this approach PS3 was by far the best platform.” i love that speech !!!!!
- 7:52am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Oh yeah PS3 all the way!
- 8:08am EST - November 2nd, 2009
cant wait, def getin this game. looks amazing and only for the ps3 baby. WE THE BEST!!!!
- 8:22am EST - November 2nd, 2009
yes thats right, i forgot, it's clearly my fault he called me a c0ck.
it's not like your post is actually enlightening neoxthexone, its barely grammatically correct.
- 8:40am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Wow, tell us something we don't know.
- 10:22am EST - November 2nd, 2009
go cage you own :) cant wait for heavy rain no.1 on my wishlist along with god of war 3
- 10:53am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Heavy Rain.. mmmm. Can't wait. And of course I'm glad they went with PS3 exclusive, as we all know ported games fail. We all know this so it's not exactly news, but still nice to hear.
- 11:11am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Well we all know that the PS3 is a powerfull machine... Heavy Rain, GodofWar3 Nice !!
- 11:12am EST - November 2nd, 2009
what am I trying to prove? that saying 'first' no more makes me a c0ck than spawn of stumpy referring to himself in the third person and ripping a cheesy line from fight club.
it's amazing that I'm immature for writting 'first' and yet calling someone a c0ck is fine.
thanks for the help with my post though. how about you learn to spell 'letter' and 'basically' before you chime in?
- 11:24am EST - November 2nd, 2009
yogosan: "PS3 is the best console for everything" stated in a psu comments section on November 2nd...........AWESOME!!! i thought the god of war super ultimate edition would have been the hot topic of the day.....guess i was wrong
- 11:28am EST - November 2nd, 2009
Heavy Rain has been talked about for too long and the hype for it has run its course they should just quite the yapping about it and release the game asap.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!