Quantic Dream Staying Exclusive To PlayStation
The Xbox 360 army shouldn't plan to see Heavy Rain--or anything else from Quantic Dream--on their console anytime soon. David Cage says he's throwing all his chips in with his original backer in Sony.
Quantic Dream's relationship with Sony has been well-publicized since the 2-million-selling success of Heavy Rain, bringing Cage's independent company closer to the hardware giant through marketing deals and cash backing. And without the bank and support of Sony, the game likely never would've been published.
"We have an exclusive relationship with Sony," Cage told CVG. "They trusted us from day one, supported us all the way through. [Heavy Rain] was really a very risky project and they never let us down." He went on to make it clear they're "staying exclusive to PlayStation."
And at least on the surface, his motivations aren't entirely business-driven:
"I am very loyal in general - or I try to be. I know that trusting me is always a big risk and when people do, I feel like I owe them something. It's not just because I want to thank them, though. We have a relationship that works, we're excited by the platform - we think it's the best platform out there. We're glad to continue to work this way."
He elaborated, saying that his loyalties included discussing tech and business plans with other Sony-affiliated studios, like "Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Guerrilla, [and] Media Molecule," though he wasn't willing to admit exactly which games he'd given his input for. Nonetheless, it would seem the walls between the PlayStation devout are few.
With rumor of another title called "Fiv5" coming out of Quantic Dream in the future, do you think this brand loyalty is a smart business decision on the developer's part? And how hypocritical does this make Sony in theirvocal support of cross-platform titles from third-party devs?
i predict QD next game to be revealed at E3 exclusive on playstation 3(im hoping its exclusive)
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