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Quantic Dream Opens Montreal Studio

Interesting news here. Quantic Dream, the developer and publisher of the best-selling video games Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human, today announces the creation of a new studio in Montreal, Canada.

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Darkborn133d ago

I've always wondered why sony didn't just throw a check at them especially now that they see the competition doing exactly that at anything that has a dev team.

gamer7804133d ago

Cage likes remaining independent, which is why he takes investments but not buyouts. Can’t wait to see what they are working on. They make amazing games.

Garethvk133d ago

I think there is much to say about a studio not having to toe the party line. It used to be they were hired to make a game for a company and the company knew if you did not want them going on to make things for others; you treated them fairly. If not they would move on as soon as they could. The ones that had good working relations remained or became part of the company.

Silly gameAr132d ago

Ninja Theory liked remaining independent also, but look at them now. Everything has a price.

gamer7804132d ago

@silly. Tencent has a ton of money, probably all they needed right now

Silly gameAr132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

@gamer

Sooooo, if you need money from someone else to keep you afloat, does that make you independent, or make you someone that has to do what they have to do to survive?

QD didn't have to take that money, because they had support, but I guess that money was enough to blow the support they had off, even if they were supported by them for years with no questions asked. But, I don't know the reasons behind why most of these companies do what they do. As long as we get good games out of it, who cares.

gamer7804132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

@silly well never know all the reasons but cage said he wanted to expand and have multiple projects going on and continue research for their games. It all takes investments to do that, so they could have stayed afloat with Sony but sounds like they wanted to expand and do more things which they’d need the extra money to do while still staying independent.

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Garethvk133d ago

Good point. With a new game coming you have to think this either may be coming or they missed out big time.