Submitted by paddystan 858d ago | interview

Quantic Dream has no interest in ending Sony exclusivity, says co-CEO

"As long as we can create the games we want to create, we'll stay with Sony" (Dev, Industry, PS3, Quantic Dream, Sony, Tech)

jc48573  +   858d ago
i wonder if they stuck with one console before the ps3, then maybe Indigo Prophecy would've turned out much differently. One of my main complaints with that game is that I feel that it could have been a great looking if they stuck with either ps2 or xbox. spend more time and resources improving on the game.
stuna1  +   858d ago
If it's anything it's the freedom they recieve, most second parties have commented on the fact that Sony allows them to do what they want to do for the most part.
jc48573  +   858d ago
which is a good thing imo. I really tried getting into Indigo Prophecy, but seeing how they've gone so far on the ps console, I just don't feel attached to Indigo Prophecy as you can obviously tell they were probably limited by technology. It's rather odd for me to say that a company is limited by technology when we already had other developers disprove to us that there are always ways to overcome that. It often amazes me what some developers/programmers can do to make it seem like the ps2 still has some juice left. It's the magic, but QD didn't really have it then. Not saying Indigo Prophecy is a bad looking game, but it could've been better.
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dboyc310  +   858d ago
Seems like they want to get purchased by Sony. I wouldn't be surprised if they do once Beyond two souls releases. They are honestly something Sony should have under there roof just like the likes of Media Molecule and Naughty Dog
DarkBlood  +   858d ago
well its obvious they arent sticking around for any other platform except sony so seeing the dedication here and knowing they wont develop anywhere else isnt it cheaper to just have them be second party?
MikeMyers  +   858d ago
Sony has proven with games like Heavy Rain and Little Big Planet that they are willing to take risks. It's a good partnership for both parties because Quantic Dream doesn't have to worry as much about the funding and Sony knows they will get the attention of it being exclusive.

However Sony will still run it's content as a business which is why they pushed the Playstation Move into Heavy Rain instead of the DLC.

I sure hope this upcoming generation takes more risks. Both Beyond and The Last of Us are great ways to end the current generation.
MYSTERIO360  +   858d ago
I sure hope we see an indigo prophecy 2 on the PS4 or an new project like an Kara game.
starchild  +   858d ago
Dang, I would love to play their games on the PC. Oh well, I have a PS3 and I will also get a PS4, so I guess Im covered.
GribbleGrunger  +   857d ago
Trust me, you WILL eventually be able to play their PS games on your PC ... Think Gaikai. I know I'm going to get disagrees but I actually 'listened' to the conference and 'read' all the articles about what the Gaikai buyout was about, prior to the conference. Plus I added a little thinking of my own. Don't expect it for a very long time though ... at least not the brand new games.
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paddystan  +   858d ago
I keep seeing developers are praising Sony for how much freedom and creativity Sony gives them. That's really good.

Gonna pre-order beyond myself when the game get's an release date. Loved Heavy Rain.

I also think it will sell more than Heavy Rain since Quantic Dream has gotten more known after Heavy Rain.
Ezz2013  +   858d ago
one of the reasons why sony is the best for me
because they give the 1st/2nd party developers all freedom and creativity they need
AnotherProGamer  +   858d ago
I think thats why they want to stay with Sony because other publishers won't give them that much creative freedom as they got with Sony.
BitbyDeath  +   858d ago
Release date is October 8.

paddystan  +   858d ago
And there it was pre-ordered. Can't wait!
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DigitalRaptor  +   858d ago
Good news. that acquisition is creeping ever closer.
thereapersson  +   858d ago
One more studio to add to the stellar Sony first-party lineup
Can't wait!
Erudito87  +   858d ago
i wish they would release their games on steam even if it is a while after its released on a sony console(it would get 2 purchases from me)
GenericNameHere  +   858d ago
I know everyone wants a game from a competitor console to come to their own console of choice, but really, consoles have their own demographics, and certain games are only available on certain consoles. I'm gonna give a bad analogy. Consoles can be certain TV channels. The Wii is stereotyped as a kiddie console, the Xbox 360 as a loud console, and the PS3 as a classy console. If we were to go by these stereotypes, the Wii would be Boomerang (old reruns of cartoons, but they are STILL some of the best cartoons ever), the Xbox 360 would be something like MTV where, and the PS3 would be something like HBO or any channel that's dedicated to Award-Winning movies. Now tell me, would cartoons fit in a channel that's dedicated to movies that are meant to be taken seriously? Would children WATCH Casablanca over Top Cat, The Flinstones, or Dexter's Lab? Probably only those nerdy-nerds and with really strict parents would probably watch it.

If you wanna play it, you either gotta buy a PS3 (which you probably can afford if you able to spend several hundreds of dollars every year upgrading your PC), or wait several years before a perfectly working PS3 emu is available on PC (which I don't support).
Erudito87  +   858d ago
i have a ps3 and am a console gamer first but like the option of pushing the resolution imho many games like heavy rain infamous 2 god of war would look soooooo much better in 1080p
dafegamer  +   858d ago
Sony should just buy them already, they're no doubt a talented studio
Sevir  +   858d ago
This Studio is going to be
acquired shortly after the release of Beyond: Two Souls, mark My WORDS! Sucker Punch and Media Molecule had a 3 game deal with Sony Sony and after the second game respectively from each studio, Sony and both sudios married each other! Now look what they are creating on PS4...
Sizzon  +   858d ago
Sony should buy them.
Belking  +   858d ago
Why? They only makes games for PS anyway.
GribbleGrunger  +   857d ago
Once part of Sony, they can then share their tech with other Sony studios and visa-versa. It's not just a simple matter of guaranteeing future exclusivity.
KingofGambling  +   858d ago
what a respectable developer.
Sony acquire them already, it would only make your World Wide Studio stronger.
valormeer  +   858d ago
Stories like these summon the Xbox Knights. Be Careful
tigertron  +   858d ago
More like Xbox Jesters.
BitbyDeath  +   858d ago
"After the success of Heavy Rain we sort of knew they were going to ask us to make a Heavy Rain 2, and we said please understand we're not going to do that. We said we still believe we can do so much more with something else, and they accepted our idea."

I'm glad Sony didn't push that cause honestly that'd be a horrible idea.
dafegamer  +   858d ago
yeah a sequel wouldn't make any sense, and probably would have destroyed the game critically
ANIALATOR136  +   858d ago
it would be amazing if they create a new game with david bowie
BitbyDeath  +   858d ago
Labyrinth 2?
MegadethAndy  +   858d ago
QD will continue to get my support.
xursz  +   858d ago
(sorry completely off topic)

I saw your av and was like 'cool, that looks like Megadeth's GH album'. Looked at username... "Oh snap it is." I actually contemplated using Vic Rattlehead as my av at some point.

[back on topic]
Looking forward to B:TS and QD's next reveal (most likely on PS4). I'm glad they don't rely only on sequels just to sell as brand name recognition like most studios these days.
SheenuTheLegend  +   858d ago
2 halo players disagreed...
rezzah  +   858d ago
I want to see how far they can take gaming. Their ideas of capturing human emotion is not something often seen.
Williamson  +   858d ago
I love hearing things like this in the gaming industry.
4lc4pon3  +   858d ago
Sony is doing everything right with the PS4. I am glad I am on the Playstation team rather then the other side. Im so glad sony listened and made the console for Devs and allowed them to do whatever they want. The PS4 is going to be great
lovegames718  +   858d ago
Sony must be treating them good.

On another note I will buy every single game they sell.

Ps4 is looking too good and just soooo many games in the works, Quality ones bat that.
ajax17  +   858d ago
Sony should just buy them already! They'd be a great addition to the internally owned developers.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   858d ago
Why SONY hasn't bought them already is beyond me!! SMH
stefan771  +   858d ago
I don't think they should end their exclusivity. Focusing on one console would allow QD to really push the tech and put out the best games they can. Also, I do agree when people say Sony should buy them
Psychonaut  +   857d ago
And as a owner of PS3, and future owner of a PS4 I welcome your amazing games.
sdplisken  +   857d ago
heavy rain was amazing!
cant wait for this!!!!
medman  +   857d ago
If you love games and you don't own a ps3 and 360 you've missed out on some great content from both sides. I have to say though, in the battle of first party exclusives, Sony had that battle locked up long ago this gen, and with the last of us and beyond:two souls they are just pouring on the pain for those who don't own a ps3. In fact, Sony has done such a good job late this console generation, I am heavily leaning toward purchasing the ps4 first (and maybe only console purchase) next gen. Microsoft has failed miserably late in this cycle both from a first party perspective as well as too many intrusive advertisements on a service we pay good money to access. If you're going to flood your site with ads, we gamers should get a cut Microsoft. You're collecting money from gamers and advertisers alike for providing what Sony offers for free minus the advertisements. Your greed has soured me to your business model and to any future console you have coming. I know I'm not alone in that sentiment. I also find it hard to believe all the rumors about the nextbox and all the things they want it to do in light of how poor the reliability of the current gen 360 has been. They are talking about an always on, always connected, mandatory online connection to limit used games. They are talking about shipping blu ray discs to merely unlock content, the games system will not actually access the disc during gameplay. If these rumors turn out to be true, count me out. I vote with my wallet, and I'm done with Microsofts greedy fingers.
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HonestDragon  +   857d ago
Sounds like a smart idea. I mean, if you already have a good relationship with a publisher, then continue it by any means. I'm glad that Quantic Dream will be sticking with Sony in the long run. Heavy Rain was a success and I'm also excited for Beyond: Two Souls. Totally a must buy for me this year.

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