David Cage: Quantic Dream 'open' to being first-party Sony dev
- Posted March 9th, 2012 at 05:49 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 6 Comments
Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream has reaffirmed its commitment as a long-term Sony platform developer, even going so far as to admit it would be open to the possibility of joining the SCE Worldwide Studios family.
Chatting with IGN, co-founder David Cage was quick to point out that such a move would be philosophically driven as much as financially.
“”We’re open to all options, but again, we’re not a studio driven by money, said Cage.
“It’s an important element, of course, but it’s not like ‘Tell me how much money you give me and I’m going to do whatever you want.’
“But what matters to us is, ‘what is the project, what is the long-term vision, do we share common vision for the studio?’ We’re really passionate, it’s not just me, there’s a team behind me that’s incredibly talented and passionate about what we’re doing, what could be the vision for the studio. And if all this makes sense, then yeah, why not joint Sony or another partner. We’re open to all options.”
For now however, Cage was keen to note that the team is very much committed to PlayStation 3.
“We are exclusive to Sony right now, so no, we work only on PlayStation 3.”
Quantic Dream this week unveiled a gorgeous tech demo by the name of Kara running in real-time on PS3 hardware. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already done so.
Ghost-Rhayne | Ghost-Rhayne
- 6:27am EST - March 9th, 2012
This is as good as a done deal after seeing Kara. There's no way Sony will turn down the chance to snap these guys up, and now that QD have gone on record saying they#re open to it, it's just a matter of time. :D
- 6:35am EST - March 9th, 2012
"‘Tell me how much money you give me and I’m going to do whatever you want.’" - Take that, Microsoft, not every people are driven by greed and power.
Drebin296 | Drebin296
- 11:23am EST - March 9th, 2012
I love David Cage.
Epic_gear | anthouts
- 2:22pm EST - March 9th, 2012
''Heavy Rain'' speaks volumes about the philosophy & the vision of Quantic Dream. Only wish there were more developers like this to take the risks and deliver the goods like they did.
Soldier 95B | Solder_95B
- 5:14pm EST - March 9th, 2012
Don't see a need to buy them out. Just a waste of money for a developer putting out very little (next to none) games. Sony would be better off just buying the game exclusivity.
- 8:19pm EDT - March 13th, 2012
you are the man Mr Cage
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