CC: Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere seems to have confirmed DLC in the form of 'episodes' for Heavy Rain.
More DLC, wait to see if the game any good
Do u really doubt that Heavy Rain is gonna b anythin less then perfection I shall buy all the dlc 4-it i know a winner when i see 1
As long as they don't send out the episodes within the first month or two after release then it'll be a success. Otherwise it's going to frustrate gamers.
I thought the point of the game was to play it through once and feel the reality entwined in the game. Event he dev said they would like to see people play the game through only once to get the feel of what reality would be like if it were in the world of Heavy Rain. DLC seems to conflict with this concept.
I am getting tired of these publishers nickle and diming us, I thought sony was above it all. It should all come with the disc. Its just a sign of lazy devs not completing the game for launch imho, btw how many years has this game is development? I mean I love Farenheit and I am expecting Heavy Rain to be one amazing experience, but this game is taking forever and now they are telling us that it wont all be available at launch?
The game isn't even out yet and they're already talking about DLC. Wow
I agree that devs shouldn't nickel and dime us like releasing content that's already done when the game ships, but Heavy Rain is a tad different. There's no multiplayer, so its not like it map packs that they could have already had in the game, its going to be like side-stories that maybe didn't fit well in the original story, or are add-ons to the main plot. And they also have to have incentive for people to keep the game and not re-sell it (or who will just rent it).
that hhg video got me SOLD day 1 buy(hehe lol day -9 here in ksa xD,we get games early) omg 2010 omg my wallet is starting to cry even before 2010 it's dec 16 today,I can see the dawn of 2010 daaaamn heavy rain and alan wake,can you imagine that,I just can't "head explodes" off topic:my sixth sense tells me that R* is going to reveal agent soon
The quote from David Cage about playing the game only once. http://spawnkill.com/respon... It would seem that with DLC, if this game is supposed to be close to real life, DLC would counter act the idea of reality in a gaming world.
I hope it'll be free... i'll be broke soon.
They'll proabably be side-stories of people that have little relevance with the main story, so it would seem weird being part of the full game.
Welcome to this Generation of console makers an devs.
Maybe QD should release the game before focusing too hard on the dlc, I definitely dont want dlc a month after the game comes out, dlc yes but I really want this game to be excellent.
yeah, i'm not a fan of this DLC stuff this gen but it seems it's become the norm and will continue to be so after this gen >:O
This game is going to be Amazing, despite being a new game totally different from what we have now and some other crew saying "iz a moviez"
They said they'll likely release more episodic contents. They DID NOT say that you have to pay for it, at least not yet. For example, Uncharted 2 and Burnout offered free DLC before they offered priced DLC. Of course, they can't just give away too much free stuff. But I'm sure the first few episodes will be free, simply to add longevity to the game. Then the next ones will cost because obviously they don't want to lose money.
im skeptical about this dlc. its taken them 5 years and the game still isnt out , i dont see them making DLC in a cost efficient mannor. this game isnt going to sell either cause its not a popular genre itll sell less than LBP and KZ2. what their doing is some awesome stuff but come on this shoulda been out 2 years ago. how long can this really even be its just a bunch of cutscenes when u think about it.
oh eff that. That's what I hate about "episodes" because surely they're gonna charge us $9.99 for it and it'll be less gameplay than Gay Tony. What are they gonna do? Shaft us with three different stories/characters regarding the killer and then give us the ultimate experience in form of dlc? I wouldn't mind if I could somehow trade in the game AND dlc for my money's worth but sadly you can't do that with dlc. Reminds me of EA when DAorigins came out and Warden's Keep DLC was the shortest DLC I've ever played and for an arm's price in respect to the amount of content it had.
I want them to keep giving more of the good stuff. Can't wait for it.
So excited about this game. I'll be 18 when it's released as well xD
Then you can get it legally!
Quantic say it's a game for adults. That won't stop teens from 13-16 buying it. They have parents over 18! Well, some of the UK have parents over 18 :P
hope you enjoy it :)
It's my bithday on HR's release too :) Except I'll be 21
Gonna get this day one. But why announce DLC at this time, months before the game comes out? You can out it on disc if you announce it now. Hopefully there isn't an article like 'DLC Already on Disc' like RE5 and Brutal Legend had done.
Lol this in another way to discourage rental.. BUY IT , don't rent it ! i'll buy it of course since the dlc they were working for was about side stories ( before or after the main story ) so everything's cool in my book
They are trying to prevent the second hand market, by causing speculation...
I call "lame". Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of Heavy Rain, I enjoyed Farhenheit (Indigo Prophecy) too, but there's two separate principles at work here. If you're trying to make an interactive filmic experience, deliver it in the Hollywood mould - blockbuster and blockbuster sequel. We don't want the TV spin-off.
Ahh you could have a point there. I never thought of it like that. Maybe it's Sony's pay-back for the GTA Episodes on 360.
2010 has all types of games,why won't just try to get with it,maybe this game gonna influence devs and btw I played some of indego prophecy and I can tell you it was one of those experiences that you'll never forget,it's REAL and now with ps3,it's even REALER
When they announce things like this for any game it seems to me like: "How about we take things out from the game and charge it as DLC later? Yeah, genius..." I know I'll get a lot of disagrees but announcing DLC even before the game's out seems really lame to me :/
while you could look at it that way. you could also look at it like they are just stating the obvious. people act like, this never happened before so it must mean game makers cared more back in the day, when thats not the case, they just couldn't do this before. do you guys really think that devs wouldn't have been doing this from the atari days if they could. i mean come on.
Well when you add something new as DLC *quick look at the new trailer for LBP water* it's over the top awesome. I just don't like this kind of stuff when they announce DLC before the release. The same with Fallout 3. When they said that they were already planning DLC I was like: "You serious?".
Maybe in the DLC, you play as the kid at school...or the killer himself/herself...or an unknown 3rd party that's been stalking the main characters the whole time... The possibilities are endless with this one. CAN'T FREAKIN' WAIT!
And my excitement for this game cooled down a bit. Apperntly it's much more watching then gameplay. And brushing teeth and shaving doesn't look like exciting gameplay to me. But I'll wait on some final reviews before i decide
Go play Indigo Prophecy...
you get turned off by the TUTORIAL ?? you think you'll be brushing the teeths of the characters the entire game ??? sériously ..some people need to think a little more ..
The whole brushing the teeth and stuff is part of the tutorial to explain the game mechanics...
Here's the link: http://www.gamekings.tv/ind... It is in Dutch though. Theyre not bashing the game, but make it pretty clear that gameplay-wise it's kinda lackluster (also compared to Fahrenheit Indigo Prophecy). They go as far as to say: "It is a game, atleast thats what the cover says" and "It's not like a movie but more like a book regarding the speed of the story" These are their words (translated), not mine. It was the first preview I've seen of it and as I said it cooled my excitement somewhat. But I will do a little more thinking when the final reviews come out.
Please!! They are adding more content for fans like yourselves. If you want that content then by all means get it, if not stay away. I am glad that they will expand on the story, but first lets wait to see what these DLC Episodes are about.
FY quantic. I thought this would have been one of the few complete games nowadays... Hope it's not important parts of the story.
I'll just see if the content is worth the price they are offering, if so, I'll bite, if not I'll continue to enjoy the product I purchased.
I don't like it either, but kept saying... It's not only because of MS or 360 or DVD. No one's holding anything back cos "it can't fit". Like it or not, this is the new modus operandi of the industry. And no one is above making money. But a lot of gamers are cynics. You think all the devs are in the studio stroking their beards saying "What can we cut out of the full game and sell back to the foolish masses?" *cackle* It's not like that. I'm no expert, but it seems if you're making smaller portions of extra content it probably makes sense to do so when the game is in production... while you still have all those resources pooled like the VAs. What's worse is if they don't have DLC... the fans don't say "Finally! A complete game!" They say, "No DLC? I'm selling this pos." So I'd cut the guys a break. And I mean this for most devs, yes even "evil" MS's people. But anyway, I hope it's smart DLC. This has been advertised as a heavily story-driven game so please, no d*ck moves like leaving out crucial plot elements. But since that would piss people off to no end, I'm thinking it's more like short bursts of standalone, novella-like stories. I could deal with that and probably enjoy it if it expands upon the established characters.
Heavy Rain is a massive gamble for Sony, the amount of money that was invested into making that game, I'm sure is equivalent if not superior to most AAA titles. The game is aimed at a very niche audience and is not going to sell above 1 million on it's first week I'm pretty sure. Now that being said, they need to release the game at some point, and I'm sure the experience will feel complete once it's released. The DLC as extra episodes will be in my opinion a nice way for the developpers to get some extra return on the investement (mo-cap studios, proprietary game engine, etc.) and not have to sell the game 90$ in order to simply get even. On top of that gamers will get some extra gaming for very little money.
all our games will come out "incomplete"... we pay a base price of $60 for the "core" experience but the entire game will be upwards to $100 if you want to enjoy 100% of what was intended. sounds like what microsoft did with the xbox 360.
I don't care what people say about this game but what you got on your game disk was well worth the 60$. I have the game on PS3 so I didn't get to play the extra episodes but I don't feel like my experience with GTA 4 was less complete because of the fact that I didn't play the extra episodes. While I feel extra episodes is a nice way to extend the life of a game, I don't feel the same way with DLC like extra costumes that add absolutely nothing in terms of gameplay. DLC that unlock content on the disk also in my opinion is an abomination.
Why not include it on the disc?
DLC is optional!!! For the few who complain about a dev talking DLC PRIOR to launch...get used too it. Times have changed. DLC is a given and expected nowadays. Look at the DLC for Fallout 3....I have Fallout 3 and didnt buy a single DLC for it. So how am I being nickel and dimed?? Its additional content that was created therefore has a pricetag!
Just because they plan to release DLC at some point doesn't mean they've started to work on it, or that it is in some way detracting from the game. It will likely be stuff that doesn't fit directly into the story, and possibly even things that don't relate to the story at all. Regardless, there hasn't been any DLC that really should have been included except for that crap with RE5/Brutal Legend where it was on the disc and maybe some of the Dragon Age stuff. The problem is that with Xbox still using DVD, they really are running out of disc space in some instances. In others, they know that they've completed the game, but players will still want more, so they release the whole game and then spend some time after the release and some of the money that they've recouped from sales to work on extending the experience. Sometimes it seems like they must have been working on the DLC before the release, but that's because there is developer downtime between the time a title goes gold and it's actual release date, during which you can have all or most of the team transition to new projects or DLC type stuff. Plus, it's obviously easier to make DLC because the engine and all of its kinks have been worked out, so it takes less time and resources to produce. When looking at games with really successful DLC like Fallout 3 and GTA 4, I think we can all agree that the fact that the content in the DLC wasn't in the game didn't in any way detract from the game itself but it was still great stuff to have added to the game's experience once you've finished it.
and maybe even a brand new story not tied to The Origami Killer. people don't understand that Heavy Rain is a different beast in terms of what a video game is. just because the DLC is tied to the game Heavy Rain, doesn't mean it's actually linked to the main events/characters in Heavy Rain. hell, they could use it as a vehicle for telling an entirely different story in a different genre altogether. i doubt David Cage and Quantic Dreams will be using the DLC to stretch out the main narrative of Heavy Rain. more than likely it will be episodes connected to other characters in the world, or maybe a totally different case. i'm sure The Origami Killer isn't the only crazy person out there. remember the Madison demo with the Taxidermist? that wasn't connected to The Origami Killer at all, according to David Cage himself. a unique DLC following Madison's investigation into that crime would be awesome.
wanting to play this game, but ultimately, I want a game that's complete,that I can complete without feeling I'm missing out.If the episodic content are just side stories or a new storyline altogether,then that's fine.Just don't try to rip me off with cliffhangers that need more content to complete the game fully, otherwise that, - as we like to say in the U.K, just wouldn't be cricket.
Can't wait. I can tell this game is going to be one of my favorite games ever.
if those DLC are what I am thinking this is freaking fantastic Imagine finishing the game, and then boom a DLC comes in and it's a new killer in town, the one u catch in the regular game wasn't the real killer. Or I don't know u follow up on new cases of a different type of murders, or you wife cheats on you or whatever creating new stories for the same characters now would be the way of new sequels
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