Don’t expect Quantic Dream, the makers of Heavy Rain, to be shaking hands with Microsoft or Nintendo anytime soon. The studio is staying Sony exclusive for the foreseeable future, said Quantic Dream Director David Cage while speaking with CVG.
“We have an exclusive relationship with Sony,” said Cage to CVG. “The relationship on Heavy Rain has been fantastic. They trusted us from day one, supported us all the way through. It was really a very risky project [for them] and they never let us down.
“Being a part of a company with what are probably the best studios in the world is something really pleasant for us. We’re happy to continue this relationship and create content for the PlayStation brand. But they fund our projects, so we’re staying exclusive to PlayStation.”
Cage concluded by saying: “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.”
While labeling the PlayStation the best platform out there is in the eye of the beholder, we can’t argue with the logic that Quantic Dream has a good thing going right now, so why ruin it. Sony gives them the funding and support they need without any of the hassle. That sounds like win/win/win to us. So this is good news for the French developer that loves to take risks and push the boundaries of expectations in regards to video game development.
Finally, during the interview with CVG, Cage also elaborated on the camaraderie shared between first-party Sony developers. "We talk to Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Guerrilla, Media Molecule – all these great studios," Cage added. "We talk about technology, best practice, how we do things – we share experience and expertise. I think that’s of real value for everybody."
Well said, Cage.