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Submitted by jtorry 945d ago | interview

David Cage: 'I remember how scared we were'

The Quantic Dream boss reflects on his gambles with Heavy Rain, the inspiration for Beyond, and the future of his studio.

David Cage is a developer who needs no introduction. He's the founder and CEO of Quantic Dream, the developer behind Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain and now Beyond: Two Souls.

Amid the chaos of gamescom last week, we sat down at the Radisson Blu in Cologne to discuss the gambles behind Heavy Rain, the ways in which TV writing is influencing Quantic Dream, and the personal inspiration for Beyond. (Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage, Heavy Rain , PS3)

crimsonfox  +   945d ago
Does every sentence that this guy says have to be an article?
ado908  +   945d ago
Yes
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   945d ago
Agreed. When God speaks, we want to hear what he says.
Tr10wn  +   945d ago
^ haha, i love Heavy Rain and i will play Beyond Two Souls somehow ill go to friends house and play get another ps3 or something else but i had to play that game.
humbleopinion   945d ago | Bad language | show
b163o1   944d ago | Bad language | show
Hanuman  +   944d ago
I just told God that I love him for videogaming. Will that be on the internet in heaven twitter somethingy?
Sony360  +   944d ago
@MySwordIsHeavenly

Level 85 brown nosing.
Catoplepas  +   945d ago
Well it's either this, or another doom article.

Take your pick.
crimsonfox  +   945d ago
I think I'd take a doom article...They might be more entertaining to read sometimes. In a sarcastic way of course.
@MySwordIsHeavenly for someone who's name is MySwordIsHeavenly I'm scared.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   945d ago
Not a big Heavenly Sword fan?
Baka-akaB  +   945d ago
it's part of the reason some dislike him , but hardly his fault . He is interviewed by an outlet , then suddenly everyone is copy pasting sentences and making whole articles for months
Red_Orange_Juice  +   945d ago
Top 5 David Cage quotes in 3.. 2..
ItsMeAgain  +   945d ago
Did you even care about clicking on, "Read full interview"? It was an interview if the title put you off. If they chose that quote to make it the title then that is totally fine. You don't need to go there.

There's actually some useful information about their next game, Beyond. How he explains that he plans to surprise the audience with something that nobody would be expecting.
RememberThe357  +   945d ago
This is not an article about a sentence, it's an interview, and a good one at that. I'm even more interested in Beyond than I was before. I want to see how the game helps him rationalize death, or at least explore it.
RustedMan  +   944d ago
When someone changes their name to David Cage, they must be heard, and the public demands an answer as to why anyone would want to be the brother (by association) to Nicolas Cage.
Angainor7  +   945d ago
you should still be...
Dualshockers_Carlos  +   945d ago
Another Cage article...is he the only dude available out there? Wheres Ken Levine at!!
Acquiescence  +   945d ago
Ken is currently in development hell with Bioshock Infinite...
He is unreachable right now.
Dualshockers_Carlos  +   945d ago
What are you his agent?

Infinite is worrying me though..
Jazz4108  +   944d ago
He must be working on the ps3 version then
taquito  +   945d ago
let me know when he makes a game, i heard heavy rain was a neat little mini-movie for an indie company on a high school budget
BitbyDeath  +   945d ago
Don't people want realism in games?
There are Facebook games out there if you just want casual stuff
soundslike  +   945d ago
What...

I don't even...
HammadTheBeast  +   945d ago
Nah, Facebook games are pretty real too.

I always poke people to get money in real life.
He made a 2 games actually. Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain.

"i heard heavy rain was a neat little mini-movie for an indie company on a high school budget"

Your source sucks. Heavy Rain was an amazing experience unlike many others. Most trolls like to talk sh#t because it was original and took a huge risk rather than your generic meaty military grunts shooting EVERYTHING OR just saving princesses from turtles and playing tennis with em FOR 25 F**KING YEARS!!!!!! (Yup i went there lol >_<). It featured an original story that can show hollywood a thing or two about an entertaining well-paced thrill ride. It set the beautifuly written story in front of my eyes and placed the character's lives in my hands. I CHOSE every outcome. I CHOSE the ending. 18 different endings and i saw em all ^_^ It's a GAME worth replaying. Now if your "source" can stop being jealous fu$king trolls for one second. Tell them to go lie face down in a rain puddle until the bubbles stop. :b

Signed: Blondie
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coolbeans  +   945d ago
He created one more before Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy, too.
A game called 'Omikron: The Nomad Soul' for Windows and Dreamcast.

I would like to get my hands on it eventually.
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Theangrybogan  +   945d ago
Well said! Heavy rain was an excellent game well deserving of its praise.
Hicken  +   945d ago
i heard...
So you haven't played it. Opinion dismissed.
solar  +   945d ago
he and his company makes ok games. other than that, dont understand why he is held up in such great regard. guess it must be a ps3 extremist thing :/
Welshy  +   945d ago
Oh i don't know... maybe it's something to do with the fact that he is a guy who doesn't care what current trends are, what genre is selling etc.

He sets his mind to an amazing roller coaster of a journey for gamers to be part of and Sony sit the hell back and throw money at him because they know how fine a talent he is.

For all the numb skulls out there who, to this day, STILL brand Heavy Rain a movie instead of giving it credit of one of the best experiences this gen, those people need to hop back on that COD train and gtfo of these articles.

If you don't understand how to enjoy and experience that doesn't involve mindlessly shooting hundreds of mens faces off, you input is neither valid or wanted here. No doubt somewhere in your collective comment histories are comments on other titles like Journey filled with "Where are teh gunz? i cant shoots stuff so it not a game!!!1!!111"
MacDonagh  +   945d ago
I think it goes further than that because each person who plays it gets a different experience from it. I played it, completed it and thoroughly enjoyed it for what it was. However, that doesn't mean that it cannot be open to criticism either.

It's core strength lies in the fact that it feels much like a point and click game and it's fairly decent at that. However, it seemed quite clear from the outset that it wouldn't play to that strength while you meander about doing actions that don't affect the game in any way.

Ultimately, it's a good quasi-movie-game thing with a decent plot that features QTE sequences with branching narrative paths that lead to a singular ending. It also had problems when it came to the walking animation looking and being difficult to maneuver. Not to mention that some of the voice acting (especially with the children) and the delivery sounded off to me. Neither did they have accents which really puzzled me. I put it in French with English subtitles and it sounds so much better because there was some some real emoting and line delivery in there.

David Cage was right when he said that Heavy Rain was a risk because there were problems in that game. Cage himself admitted that he wasn't happy with the way the game turned out but it was a success regardless. It is an achievement regardless of the flaws.
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linkratos  +   944d ago
It has nothing to do with guns. Some people just don't enjoy QTE gameplay or want an interactive movie from a videogame (which it is and does a great job of).

You realize that 95% of PS3 exclusives are reskinned shooters right?
Welshy  +   944d ago
@linkratos

That is exactly the point i'm making. if he isn't a fan of the person, game or genre in the article then he shouldnt bring his anti-HR stuff in.

That's a bit like going into a BF3 article and shouting about FIFA being better, in your mind it may well be, but it's completely irrelevant and there is no need for the input in the first place.
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Siren30  +   945d ago
David Cage: Sometimes after taking a crap my pants fit better.
Front page news on n4g
HammadTheBeast  +   945d ago
MIND=~BLOWN!
triplev16  +   945d ago
I like the fact that he makes the style of games that HE wants to make and doesn't follow a status quo. He takes big risks in the industry and at any point it could either mean pure success or the end of his career. These are the kind of people that move gaming forward. Just as we need blockbuster hits (Halo, GOW) to keep gaming at the height of popular culture, we also need niche titles to reach those who would have previously dismissed gaming as child's play. He was close to reaching that goal in Heavy Rain and hopefully with more public awareness he hits the mark with Beyond.
Belking  +   945d ago
He is a good story teller but I still don't care much for the QTE stuff.
phigz18  +   945d ago
That's fair, it's certainly not for everyone. I'm glad you recognize the merit of the stories, though. Personally that's usually my favorite element of games, the story, so HR and Indigo Prophecy were huge hits for me.
jc48573  +   945d ago
Why does David Cage looks like he belongs in a Silent Hill game?
tigertron  +   945d ago
Heavy Rain was a risk worth taking.
Paballo  +   944d ago
have SONY Acquired Quantum dream yet?
AIndoria  +   944d ago
lolwut?
AIndoria  +   944d ago
Haters...Heavy Rain was awesome. I rest my case.
Paballo  +   944d ago
I never said heavy rain was bad I said has Sony bought the company yet?as in is it first party
AIndoria  +   943d ago
No, no. I didn't say that to you :P I just stated my opinion.

As for your question. I just was wondering, what's the point really if they're playstation exclusive anyway? :)

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