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Heavy Rain Developer Believes Game Can Still Sell Despite Packed Release Window

PlayStation LifeStyle Writes:
In July it was announced that the highly anticipated Heavy Rain would be delayed past Christmas into the next year, as "it's not ideal to release a new IP or a new genre just before Christmas". Guillaume de Fondaumiere stated that "it's a very crowded place to be, and certain games need more space to live their life." However, since the delay numerous games, such as MAG, Bioshock 2 and Alpha Protocol, would all be releasing in early 2010. At this year's Eurogamer Expo in London PlayStation LifeStyle asked David Cage, Quantic Dream's CEO, and writer and director of Heavy Rain, about his views on the packed release window.

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decimalator3270d ago

2010 - The year of the games that were too chicken to release alongside Modern Warfare 2

doctorstrange3270d ago

It does seem MW2 scared away most of the competition, only a few games like AC2 are left to try and fight for our wallets

Hellsvacancy3270d ago

Fu<k MW2 im sick of hearin about it its Heavy Rain i want

ps3gamerkyle3270d ago

I do agree with that statement.

doctorstrange3270d ago

And this year was far from bad
/hugs Uncharted 2

godzilla2123270d ago

Uncharted was such a great game

doctorstrange3270d ago

One of the best games of all time

bjornbear3270d ago

With "smart" =)

Remember

Though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.
-Sun Tzu, the Art of War

=)

Mindboggle3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

He gets disagrees, but its true. After last year with so many games lost under the pile of big releases noones going to try and go up against an even bigger release like MW2. They just wont sell.

TheAntiFanboy3270d ago

It'd still sell regardless of MW2's existence. The legions and legions of Sony fanboys would gobble it up over a multiplatform game.

sikbeta3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

"2010 - The year of the games that were too chicken to release alongside Modern Warfare 2"

Think about your own post man, they don't make games for the fun of try to compete with a super-seller game like MW2, they need money you know...

Cage you already have my money, I'll always support new and innovative games, more if are mature games like this

GAMERS FTW!!!

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doctorstrange3270d ago

The game really deserves to sell a lot, from what I've seen and played of it

Teddybee3270d ago

As long as Sony advertises

doctorstrange3270d ago

Sony has really started to promote their games, so it should be sufficiently advertised

Jsynn73270d ago

The should market this game like a movie. Make people believe it's coming out in theaters (sorta like viral). Not only would it draw the hardcore/casual gaming crowd, it may just draw in Joe movie watcher. Adding that demographic to the mix would definitely lift game (and possibly system) sales. Sony's doing an awesome job with advertising games now. I just hope they keep going with it in the future. Give every Sony exclusive the "Halo" treatment.

DeejayTai3270d ago

I try my hand at many different styles of games, tried 1st person shoothers, thought they sucked, I'm very interested in Heavy Rain and will definitely be buying it when it drops. Will it be any good is a different question...

sikbeta3270d ago

I really want this game to sell really well, I always will support games like this

INNOVATIVE Games FTW!!!

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T3mpr1x3270d ago

I think it'll do fine. Hopefully well enough to warrant a sequel/more games in the genre!

doctorstrange3270d ago

in the full interview Cage mentions how he believes that if the game sells well it is very likely that it will inspire similar games

Teddybee3270d ago

More games like this would be very welcome

Sev3270d ago

I just wish they'd release it already. 2 E3's past with me drooling over the game, and I still don't have it. :'(

doctorstrange3270d ago

I'd go mad if they ever delayed it again

ftwrthtx3270d ago

I will definitely be owning this game

doctorstrange3270d ago

The game looks truly awesome, and when I played it, it was truly amazing

Teddybee3270d ago

definitely one of the best games coming next year

godzilla2123270d ago

but Bioshock will be my best game next year, I think

doctorstrange3270d ago

But to me, Heavy Rain looks better

godzilla2123270d ago

so 2 will be even better, whereas Heavy Rain is unproven

Teddybee3270d ago

Cage did make the awesome Farenheit game

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