Submitted by jtorry 1127d ago | news

Sony keen for more Heavy Rain-like games

Heavy Rain-like games could be an area of "huge potential growth" for Sony, according to two of the company's most senior executives.

"I think with Heavy Rain we really did create a different type of experience, and something that even non-gamers - members of my family who don't play games - really got immersed in," said John Rostron, senior director of SCE XDev Studio Europe, speaking at today's Develop Liverpool conference. (Heavy Rain , PS3, Sony)

LarVanian  +   1127d ago
Dear Sony
Please just buy Quantic Dream. That is all.
sinncross  +   1127d ago
They have like a 3 game deal with them atm, with the new QD game being a ps3 exclusive. Cage wanted the game shown at E3, he said so himself, but Sony decided not to. I think Sony will buy them once the game has gone gold.

That said, I would really like Sony to buy Ready At Dawn and maybe some Japanese dev to bolster Japan Studios more.

As for more HR like experiences: sure, it only adds to the variety Sony also brings to the software table ,whether you like them or not.
LarVanian  +   1127d ago
Was that the 'Infraworld' game that Sony trademarked back in August? I heard it was cancelled :(.
Although if it is a different game then I hope Sony announce at the VGA Awards.
sinncross  +   1127d ago
Cage never said... so excitement still going around. VGA`s hopefully!
theunleashed64  +   1127d ago

it was cancelled back in 2006 just when they were working on both this and omikron 2. though for it to be trademarked after all this time means possibly it might of got sony's interest or it was a chance david cage saw to continue the project.
Cloudberry  +   1127d ago
I was just gonna say that.
GraveLord  +   1127d ago
They haven't bought them yet?
Well if their next game sells well they probably will.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1127d ago
I second that motion. Quantic dream would be a perfect addition. I like developers that take risks.
pedo_across-the-road  +   1127d ago
What happened to Eight Days and Getaway 3
Pozzle  +   1127d ago
Sounds good to me! Heck, an entire genre (I think that's the right word?) might be born out of these types of games.
blackburn10  +   1127d ago
Good. Heavy Rain' s genre is worth exploring for the evolution of gaming storytelling. People can harp on about its plot holes all they like. It was damn better then a lot of stories and dialogue I have heard this gen. Seriously some of them made me want to mute the television when the cutscenes started.
laoboy_Smoke  +   1127d ago
Where's the like button!?
TardcoreGamer  +   1127d ago
i hope they do make more games like HR. Then again Sony has backed these kinds of experiences since Metal Gear Solid.
extermin8or  +   1127d ago
t wasn't a bad game but it was basically a QTE I like more involvement in my games :s so sony may want more of them but I don't :p
Silly gameAr  +   1127d ago
Luckily, you don't speak for everyone my friend. You may not like them, but there are plenty of people who do, and will support this type of game.
extermin8or  +   1127d ago
i liked it but it wasn't worth more than the £15 I paid for it... I just don't think they should make too many of these as a once in a while thing they're ok but alot of the control (the whole point of video games being your control) felt like it was taken away from you alot...
Fred_C_Dobbs  +   1127d ago
it was more than QTE. it had analog controls as well that had me on the edge of my seat during most of the game. i love it. i was disappointed that after the game there wasnt anything else like that to buy.
i hope sony and QD releases their earlier games on psn like hd remasters
ravinash  +   1127d ago
but the more games they make like this, the better they will get at it.
I'm sure with practice from the devs, you will get more interaction and more choices.

Unless of course first person shooters is all you want to play anyway.
extermin8or  +   1127d ago
@ravinash well I hardly play fps's :p resistance 3 and killzone 3 being the only 2 i've gotten this year, skyrim and uncharted and drak souls are the games I want more of; well uncharted needs a break until ps4 after it's vita release really as much as I love it :p whereas I think games like dark souls and skyrim could do with having more in their genre :) and batman arkham city and assassins creed never seems to get old even though by all rights it should be boring by now :p but nice assumption that I ofc play nothing but fps's and must love them as I don't agree that this very much alternative genre is worth the investment made out by the article....
mendicant  +   1127d ago
I'm cool with more Heavy Rain; I enjoyed the first game. They need to get better voice actors however because the ones they had were horrible.

If it's going to take place here in states again they need to hire American voice actors.
Fylus  +   1126d ago
They adult voice actors were great. It was the child voice actors that were terrible.
mendicant  +   1126d ago
I disagree with you on that one. They were not convincing at all. It was obvious English wasn't their mother tongue; especially with an American accent. With everything else being so well done, it was really distracting too me. It broke the illusion.

If I remember correctly, the game took place in Chicago-no one in that game even comes close to having a Chicago accent.
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Erudito87  +   1127d ago
then why didn't you commision the dlc for heavy rain quantic dream was so keen to do?
HaHa_Ostrich  +   1127d ago
The Move hypetrain was about to start... I wish they opted for the DLC episodes instead...
Erudito87  +   1127d ago
the first dlc was amazing i shit myself everytime lol
Braid  +   1127d ago
Movies: I like them.
Games: I like them as well.
Movie-like (interactive) games: I friggin' love them.
Skyreno  +   1127d ago
i could see them making game like shemenue one day, i hope it has big deep story and 13 hours or more gameplay
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Acquiescence  +   1127d ago
I would drop my pants and bend over in an instant...
for more games like Heavy Rain on the PS3. And Heavy Rain is only the beginning: imagine how great the interactive movie genre could be in 10 years time.
DanSolo  +   1127d ago
More Heavy Rain like games would be good as that was an enjoyable experience.... I'd prefer it if the controls were a lot better though.... I'm not talking about making it an action game just feeling fluid as opposed to clunky... that said the game was unique so even with clunky controls it was a welcome addition to the PS3 library!
kikizoo  +   1127d ago
playing with move was great ,)
DanSolo  +   1127d ago
Yeah Move did make it a lot better and that is how I played it, I think with the regular controller I would not have enjoyed it as much.... but still the controls were clunky!

Good smooth controls would definitely add to the immersion!
N311V  +   1127d ago
I would definetly welcome more games like Heavy Rain. I loved it and so did my wife (one of the non-gamers they're referring to).
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