During this generation, game developments costs have seen record breaking numbers with some studios shutting down as a result of the financial strain. In order to cut costs some studios have opted to collaborate on projects and share technology. New IP’s have been extremely susceptible to financial issues. Heavy Rain, the PlayStation 3 exclusive developed by Quantic Dream, was released in February to critical acclaim. Despite its issues, it’s the closest example of a movie-like experience on a game console. Heavy Rain has proved that there is room in the market for a game of its kind.