David Cage wants you to only play Beyond: Two Souls once

  • Posted August 26th, 2012 at 12:44 EDT by Kyle Prahl

Quantic Dream CEO David Cage has no lack of creative thinking - his 2009 project Heavy Rain is widely regarded as a superb interactive drama and upcoming title Beyond: Two Souls seems ready to bear the same torch. He's also got an interesting idea for how you should play Beyond.

Speaking with Modern X Games, Cage described his wish that players only experience Beyond: Two Souls a single time, and not replay it or reload saves to change their decisions. "Play it once and do not play it again!" he said. "You can play again if you want, but I think the best way to enjoy the game is to make choices and never know what would have happened." Cage feels that because Beyond is the tale of Jodie Holmes' life (and her life is in the player's hands), players should abide by the rules of life and accept tragedy or success as its dealt to them.

Cage also took time to wax philosophic about the meaning of death, pondering whether death would exist without religion to give it context, "without God sitting in the clouds".

We'll have to wait until 2013 to find out what he means, and what impact it will have on the game. But color us excited; Heavy Rain was/is a fantastic experience that comes highly-recommended to every PS3 owner, and Cage seems to be approaching Beyond with a similar eye for immersion and storytelling that makes us feel.

Keep it locked on PSU.com for more on Beyond: Two Souls in the coming months, and let us know in the comments if you're going to listen to Cage and only play it once.


Kyle Prahl is a PSU senior editor and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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