The creator behind Beyond: Two Souls has said that there are ‘no plans’ to develop a sequel to 2013’s critically-divisive action-adventure title.
Speaking in a Q&A the official PlayStation website, David Cage, the co-founder of French development studio, Quantic Dream, said that he’s more interested in pursuing new ideas and experiences than revisiting some of his earlier works.
"No, there is no plan at the moment for a sequel to Beyond: Two Souls," said Cage. "I know this is quite unusual in the industry, but we don’t want to make the same game ten times, or feel too comfortable only doing things we know. We love the excitement of new risks to take, new things to try, new crazy ideas to explore; and see how our fans and the community will react."
Elsewhere, Cage said that he wouldn’t go back and change anything with the game if he was given the chance.
"Actually, I don’t like to revisit my work afterwards," he said. "The game is what it is because I was who I was while I made it. It is like a Polaroid of yourself at one point in your life, you may want to change the picture, but it won’t change who you were.
"I have this kind of integral version of my work; I put a lot of myself in every project and my approach is always genuine and sincere. Changing a game afterwards would compromise the sincerity of the work."
Beyond: Two Souls was released on the PS3 in October 2013, and proved to be quite the polarising title among critics and gamers alike. The game stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, and focuses on the character of Jodie Holmes (Page), who has to come to terms with her supernatural powers and a mysterious guardian entity known as Aiden. The game was re-released on the PS4 last week with various enhancements, which offer a vast improvement over the original version. Read our review of Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 to see what we made of Cage’s latest project.
Quantic Dream is working on its next project, Detroit, which is based on the Kara tech demo from a few years back. The game was officially announced during Sony’s Paris Games Week press conference last month.