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PS3 was "right platform" for Heavy Rain, says Cage

on 9 September 2010

Quantic Dream founder David Cage reflected on his company’s decision to align with Sony for the release of Heavy Rain, believing the PS3 was the “right platform” to house the critically acclaimed adventure due to it offering a more “sophisticated” entertainment deal.

Chatting with the folks at, Cage also attributed the extra storage space afforded by Blu-ray as a reason for siding with the Japanese hardware manufacturer, though conceded he was unable to say whether or not the firm’s next title would be multiplaform.

“I’m absolutely happy with the agreement with Sony. It was the perfect move,” he said.

“It was the right platform for what we wanted to achieve. It was the platform with the Blu-ray disc, promoting movies, promoting a more sophisticated entertainment experience.”

"With Heavy Rain it was right, but after Heavy Rain the question can be asked whether we should stick to one platform or open out to different platforms,” Cage added.

“Now that we’re established why are we limiting ourselves to one share of the market when we can reach more? There are pros and cons, and it’s not an easy decision.”

Heavy Rain has notched up worldwide sales of 1.5 million as of last month since its release in February 2010. Quantic Dream will release a PlayStation Move-compatible version later this year.
Cage commented earlier this year that the studio is currently working on “two very different projects,” having previously debunked rumors claiming the developer was creating a sci-fi outing named Horizon. 

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