Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream may have only fully raised the curtain on its PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls earlier this afternoon, but it’s already looking to the next generation. In an interview with Eurogamer.net, the Parisian studio confirmed that it has started development on an “innovative” PlayStation 4 title – and we’re guessing that it stars that scary old man from last month’s PlayStation Meeting.
"Innovation is part of our DNA," said studio gaffer Guillaume de Fondaumière. "We've never duplicated ourselves. We never clone ourselves or other people's projects; we always try to create unique experiences. For us, a new console is another reason to try and innovate.”
Fondaumière said that the developer's next generation release will be a character and narrative-driven adventure. Earlier in the year, a domain name registration filed by the outfit hinted at a title called Singularity, which many speculated could be based on Ray Kurzweil’s novel about artificial intelligence. If true, it’s not implausible to think that the title may be set in the same universe as the studio’s stunning Kara technology demo.
Regardless, the developer is pretty pleased with the PS4 hardware so far. "We'll be able to express ourselves in a more straightforward way,” Fondaumière said of the technology. “So it's perfect, it's excellent."
It’s interesting how Sony is essentially treating Quantic Dream like a first-party studio these days. How long until the developer is officially added to the platform holder’s Worldwide Studios portfolio do you think? We bet that the ink will be dry before Beyond: Two Souls ships.