Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 859d ago | article

Quantic Dream: “We’ll stay with Sony”

In case you were in any doubt, Quantic Dream has confirmed, again, that it loves Sony best and is quite happy to remain a platform-exclusive developer for now.

“This isn’t a partnership where we are forced by a big company into giving immediate results,” studio co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière told OPM UK.

“That’s fantastic for a studio like us. Ever since we started our partnership, Sony just said it was going to give us the money to build these games and we said we were going to work as hard as we could and reward it for its trust.” (PS4, Quantic Dream, Sony)

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iGAM3R-VIII  +   859d ago
Wise Move
"“This isn’t a partnership where we are forced by a big company into giving immediate results,” studio co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière told OPM UK."That’s fantastic for a studio like us. Ever since we started our partnership, Sony just said it was going to give us the money to build these games and we said we were going to work as hard as we could and reward it for its trust.”"

Yea I agree with Quantic, this is clear that Sony does give the freedom and trust to every developer
marinelife9  +   859d ago
I approve this message.
SubtenkoGaming  +   859d ago
This is why I prefer Sony PlayStation as my primary source of gaming. :)
darthv72  +   859d ago
I have to ask...
was there any question as to QD and sony parting ways? I am affraid i can't follow every little bit of info on the web but i had never heard any rumblings of a split between the two.

when insomniac said they wanted to do their own thing, I thought it was a bold move to break away from sony but then if you really think about it. they didnt leave sony, they can still make games and im sure sony is okay with that.

Like bungie can still make games for MS and there is no bad blood between them (that i can ascertain). When these companies enter into binding contracts, they do so of their own will. in many cases they sign them because of security for the project they are working on.

in return, that project is published by the company they signed with. It seems very common and can be beneficial for both parties. In this case, QD didnt seem like they were going to leave so why the reiteration of them staying?

Im really curious if someone started a rumor saying they were thinking of leaving?
badz149  +   859d ago
thanks to this
There is still hope after all for the gaming industry. Good to know that money is not everything for some people
guitarded77  +   859d ago
Could you imagine what would happen if Activision bought Quantic Dream? Nightmare scenario. I don't understand why some people hate Sony... they have invested more in innovation, and taken more chances than anyone. And the results have been amazing at times.
Walker  +   859d ago
Sony should buy them, quickly ! Quantic Dream is one of the most talented devs on the planet!
LightningMokey  +   859d ago
Sony doesn't like to buy companies because they like the third party support and if Sony tries to buy every good company they would go down hill fast. Sony is good at having GREAT games for theirs systems.. not so good on advertisements.
darthv72  +   859d ago
sony buys companies
they also buy the IP's that some companies develop in exchange for publishing them.

What made you think sony didnt buy companies?

In this business, its the main companies discretion as to if buying the developer is a good financial opportunity. Sony, Ms, EA all do it with smaller devs.

That is how they get their stable of 1st and 2nd party studios.
LightningMokey  +   859d ago
I said they didn't like to, not that they never did.

Sony has stated this themselves.

This is the reason the con tract for 3 games rather than buying aswell.
urwifeminder  +   859d ago
Awell i wont play them then shame omikron is one of my fav all time games but its on playstation no deal.
Bathyj  +   859d ago
Now that makes no sense to me at all.

Did Kaz home invade you or something?
urwifeminder  +   859d ago
What is a kaz i dont know what you mean?its my perogative i wont loose sleep plenty of games out there to play.
solidjun5  +   859d ago

And the 3+ who agreed with you are gamers alright. /s
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whamlollypop7  +   859d ago
That's pretty stupid, why are you limiting your gaming experience?
chaos-lockheart  +   859d ago
don't know the reason why so much hate for something, did playstation rape you or what
4lc4pon3  +   859d ago
dangert12  +   859d ago
Me too, See Quantic Dreams on the otherside (PS4)
MikeMyers  +   859d ago
No reason for them to go anywhere else. As long as they are making games they want to make and have good relations why leave?
Bathyj  +   859d ago
“We’re certainly not going to change partner for the sake of making more money; that’s not the philosophy behind our studio. As long as we can create the games we want to create, we’ll stay with Sony.”

I should bookmark this for the next time someone says its all about money.

People forget that game devs are artist. Did you know Van Gogh only ever sold one of his paintings?

I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Skate-AK  +   859d ago
Only a matter of time before Sony buys them. I think they will shortly after Beyond: Two Souls launches.
Biggest  +   859d ago
That would be a bad business move on QD's part. If someone paid me to do my own thing I'd be highly resistant to a buy out.
BitbyDeath  +   858d ago
QD are open to it.


Ball is in Sonys court.
clintagious650  +   859d ago
This is why the ps4 will be a powerhouse. With freedom to ALL DEVS & the ps4 being easy to develope for look for a whole lot more exclusive ip's from 3rd party studios like we use to see with the ps1 & ps2.
Drakesfortune  +   859d ago
Awesome studio and can't wait to see what they can do on ps4
IcicleTrepan  +   859d ago
So basically they've been given a nice contract that will keep them exclusive - they pay for everything and let QD work on their own schedule. This is no different than when MS or anyone else does it cept for some reason when Sony does it it's wonderful and when anyone else (MS) does it it's enslavement, right N4G?
ceballos77mx  +   859d ago
Well I haven't seen a Rare developer say the same thing as this Guy, quite the opposite, wasn't there an article about MS shooting down ideas sir sequels on Rare games.
CGI-Quality  +   859d ago
Show us a dev who says this, like a good amount of Sony's have (ex. Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Media Molecule have all said Sony lets them create what they want).

Why make a claim and not give some examples?
BlaqMagiq24  +   859d ago
Wise choice. This is why it's great to be a PlayStation gamer, and the PS4 is proof of that. All devs can express virtually whatever they want without limitations. Let the good times roll.
SDF Repellent  +   859d ago
What is this, the 12th article that QD will be with Sony? I think we get the idea at this point.
ALLWRONG  +   859d ago
Was about to ask the same thing.
Biggest  +   859d ago
Aww! Sorry guys. I'm sure no one meant to upset you with this article. Maybe stay in the "We like our relationship with Microsoft" articles? Do those exist? Maybe you two can type one up!
babis1974  +   859d ago
it's all about games for Quantic Dream because they are artists. They are making different,innovate games. They are focus on games as art not to money...
Killzoner99  +   859d ago
They really are the best in the business.David Cage can squeeze more emotions out of a single polygon than anyone else in the industry. I can only imagine how much emotion he can convey with the power of the PS4. Plus David Cage is good friends with Ellen Paige , so that just makes him an amazing person.
Nerdmaster  +   859d ago
I wish they released their games on PC, too.
first1NFANTRY  +   859d ago
A very wise move indeed. Many devs who work with Sony almost always praise the company for their amazing work ethic. They give devs the type of freedom that any dev could dream of.

Not to mention Sony devs always work with each other to introduce new innovative ways of gameplay for the gamers.
StrongMan  +   859d ago
Smart move QD.
josephayal  +   859d ago
Only On PS3 and PS4
Thank god for that, SONY should buy them up ASAP
stragomccloud  +   859d ago
I'm calling it.
If they make an amazing multiplat game, then people will go from calling them an amazing developer to a sh*t developer.
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Hicken  +   859d ago
Why would they do that? What are you basing that on? What would prompt you to make such a random prediction?
stragomccloud  +   858d ago
Well, I remember a few times where a PS3 exclusive went multiplat, and gamers claimed the game wasn't interesting anymore, or they had been stabbed in the back... or in the case of FFXIII, that the game became a bad one because of the Xbox 360, when in fact the game wasn't all that great because the developers just didn't make all that great of a game, and then ported that okay game to Xbox 360.
Veneno  +   858d ago
I calling it: If Quan4ic Dream goes multiplatform, the xbots and gaming journalists will go from calling them a s hit developer to an amazing developer. Just like Kojima. Only makes movie games ami right?
stragomccloud  +   858d ago
I can totally see that. It's too bad we now live in the age of the fanboy.

Game on.
BladerunnerZX  +   859d ago
In a recent interview the developer of Retro City Rampage basically stated that Microsoft was a bunch of stuffy suit and tie conglomerate A holes.

Sony supports both innovation and experimental type games along with the game developers that make them.

Otherwise we the hardcore gamers would not have incredible original games like ICO , SOTC and Heavy Rain.

Microsoft only supports their gravy train money makers - Halo , Gears of War and COD content.

Just look at what Microsoft did to the Halo Wars RTS developer Ensemble Studios the day after the game launched , that is how Microsoft supports their developers and the people that make games for them.
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RuleofOne343  +   859d ago
But wasn't that a property in which they could do what they wanted no matter the feeling of those outside their house. beside wasn't Ensemble studio suffering in sales when they were shut.
Enigma_2099  +   856d ago
Wow... you just made a LOT of enemies on this site.
lovegames718  +   859d ago

You say alot of idiotic crap on here and just love to stealth troll its disgusting....

Its like Sony ppl not buying Dark souls because Demon Souls was an exclusive and the spiritual successor was a multiplat. Ppl still loved Dark Souls and Sony fans werent salty about it at all and still supported it.

Man stop trying to be this know it all and stop talking crap every chance you get.

Go look for the highest prices on games and systems and inflated costs and love paying because your moronic logic says its fine when a company over charges for their goods lol That was the ultimate lol
RuleofOne343  +   859d ago
Good for you, take care goodbye.
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Tales RPG addict  +   858d ago
SONY should buy them and Namco-Bandai.
Namco TALES 4EVER. Then Acquire Square-Enix.
They'll Innovate Final Fantasy in ways it's never been done.
Veneno  +   858d ago
You make a good point. Sony doesnt have any studios making rpgs. Even microsoft has lionhead making fable for crying out loud.

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