We miss the French visionary's view on the future, and ambitious remarks on the video game industry. Thank heavens for GDC then, where Quantic Dream's top boffin has been rambling on about all sorts of post-Heavy Rain implications. As well as revealing that over 70 percent of players finished Quantic Dream's opus (that's an incredibly high statistic by the way), Cage also touched upon the developers future.
They've been working on two new projects since last year. Cage describes the two as "very different animals", and added that he'd like to create a war game "with a different approach".
I want to create a genre, he said. I want to convince more people that [emotional gaming] is a valid direction for the industry; to show them that this was not just one product, one story. Its a format that can be used to tell any kind of story in any genre with any tone.
I would really like the opportunity to work on a different type of game. I would love to see if what we discovered could be applied to a first-person shooter, for example.
A game about war is something I would like to do, just to see if we could get closer to the film side. Im going to work on it. Its really something I want to do.
Hopefully Cage is around at E3 to talk about his next project(s). It'd be cool to see Quantic Dream do a war-game, but we hope there in-development projects are more bonkers. How about "Quantic Dream's Zoo"? You take your kids to the zoo and the game ends when you leave. Quantic Dream could probably make something like that good, right?