Sony’s Worldwide Studios portfolio has grown significantly this generation with the addition of studios such as Sucker Punch and Media Molecule, but we get the impression that the platform holder’s always looking to expand.
Top of our wish list for new acquisitions would be Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream, and surprisingly co-founder David Cage has said he’d be “open” to such discussions.
He told IGN:
We’re open to all options, but again, we’re not a studio driven by money. It’s an important element, of course, but it’s not like ‘Tell me how much money you give me and I’m going to do whatever you want.’
But what matters to us is, ‘what is the project, what is the long-term vision, do we share common vision for the studio?’ We’re really passionate, it’s not just me, there’s a team behind me that’s incredibly talented and passionate about what we’re doing, what could be the vision for the studio. And if all this makes sense, then yeah, why not joint Sony or another partner. We’re open to all options.
While Quantic Dream is still technically an independent studio, David Cage reiterated that the team will be staying exclusive to Sony and PlayStation 3 for the time being. Would you like to see the studio fully embedded into Sony’s first-party roster?