Heavy Rain sequel is unlikely
- Posted January 18th, 2010 at 16:35 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 24 Comments
David Cage, founder of developer Quantic Dream, has poured cold water on any hopes of seeing a sequel to Heavy Rain, despite the fact the PlayStation 3 thriller has yet to even grace store shelves.
Apparently, Cage isn’t fussed on the idea of a sequel due to the fact he’s already told the story he wanted to in the original. “I don’t want to do a sequel because I’ve said what I had to say about these characters and this story,” he said during a chinwag with OPM.
“Honestly, I have nothing else to say,” he added.
Elsewhere, Cage also touched on the game’s planned DLC, stating, “The game tells a full story, nothing is missing from it. The approach to DLC was to say, let’s work on prequels. What led the characters to be who they are in Heavy Rain? What happened to them before?”
Heavy Rain will be released in both the U.S. and UK next month. Expect a full review here at PSU as soon as we get our mitts on it.
- 11:42am EST - January 18th, 2010
havent played the game yet how would i know if its even a good story thats even worthy of a sequel haha
- 11:46am EST - January 18th, 2010
That's what im saying...the game didn't even come out yet WTF?
- 12:04pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Well....stories end don't they?
I think it's better for them to work on something they want to work on rather than making a Heavy Rain 2 they don't want to make.
- 12:16pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Well, at least we know that anyone can die now LOL seeing as they won't be required for sequels !
- 12:22pm EST - January 18th, 2010
I wouldn't have expected a sequel either. If the game does well, however, I can see Quantic Dream making another entry into the series - that is, creating another game of this genre and style of gameplay, but with different characters and story. Not a sequel in the traditional sense, but just a completely separate game much like Heavy Rain is to Indigo Prophecy/Farenheit; like what Ico is to Shadw of the Colossus and The Last Guardian; by no means sequels, but similar games that vary in story and characters, with only the style/genre connecting them.
- 12:38pm EST - January 18th, 2010
the has yet to be released and they're already talking about a sequel?
- 1:14pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Well that's good. From seeing the gameplay and hearing about the story its kind of good that they aren't trying to milk a series.
- 1:26pm EST - January 18th, 2010
They could still make a Heavy Rain 2. It doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t have to be about the same characters or even share the same story elements. The only way that wouldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t really work is if the name is heavily related to something in the story (which is possible, as I see it rains a lot, and I think I even saw a video where the intro text kept track of the water level).
- 1:36pm EST - January 18th, 2010
@ 6 thats the point. there isnt talk of a sequal. read the post and thats clear.............
- 1:45pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Better than milking it solely for its name.
- 2:33pm EST - January 18th, 2010
it's not even out and they are talking about a sequel
- 4:08pm EST - January 18th, 2010
well, it\\\'s good to see that someone is not greedy and start exploding an IP just for the money
I think Ubisoft should think about this for the plans they have for assassins creed 3! greedy people!
- 4:33pm EST - January 18th, 2010
That all translates as 'We're not doing a cop-out cliffhanger'.
Thank you, David Cage!
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- 5:02pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Of course it won't have a sequel. Heavy Rain isn't a direct sequel to Indigo Prophecy just like their next game won't be a sequel to Heavy Rain. I bet the gameplay will remain similar though.
- 5:20pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Then why name it Heavy Rain at all? People are too obsessed with sequels, both in movies and games. If this sells well, then let him make another new IP like Heavy Rain is as well. Stop killing the industry with chains of sequels.
- 6:42pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Instead of adding a segual just keep adding dlc. Big ones. Poor HDD lol
- 7:09pm EST - January 18th, 2010
This game looks to be like 1 whole story but multiple ones at the same time
it would be kind of hard to have a sequel
like what if you went through whole game with same character or killed all 4? the sequel would have to be accustomed for that
Plus Heavy Rain is unique doesnt need a Heavy Rain 2 I say its a good move
- 7:14pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Well that could be a very good thing.
- 9:06pm EST - January 18th, 2010
I really like the idea of having DLC prequels. If we assume that the story is captivating, people will want to know more about the characters, so it's probably worth checking out. At the same time you're not forced to pay for some features that would have belonged in the original game (DLC moves in a scary direction).
Apart from that it's really strange to hear talk about a sequel at this point. Also, I would imagine that, depending on the financial success, they may be hard pressed to create a sequel.
- 9:27pm EST - January 18th, 2010
Meh, sequels aren't QD's style. They're great at making new, interesting games that don't nessicarrily need sequels. That said, I can't wait for a sequel to Omikron :D
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