by Eric Walkuski
The worlds of film and games collided this past weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, where this fall's highly-anticipated PS3 game BEYOND: TWO SOULS became the first video game to ever be considered an "Official Selection" of a film festival. A rather prestigious accomplishment, but perhaps not surprising in this project's case, as it comes from the very cinematic mind of David Cage and his studio, Quantic Dream, which brought us 2010's immersive, film nourish "Heavy Rain". That's enough to get gamers frothing at the mouth, I believe.
Cage brought with him about 35 minutes of footage from the game and participated in a brief Q+A afterward, along with actors Ellen Page, Kadeem Hardison and Eric Winter. Cage revealed that the gameplay of BEYOND: TWO SOULS is approximately 10 hours, so what we were shown was just a drop in the bucket, obviously. But if nothing else, we were given insight into the game elegantly rendered world.