If you’re reading this on our site, it probably goes without saying that you know what Heavy Rain is. The PlayStation 3 exclusive developed by Quantic Dream of Indigo Prophecy fame. Many has dubbed the movie a masterpiece, an interactive movie and a stunning piece of development for the console generation. It goes without saying that the game has also received criticism as well — much like any title.
Despite all of this, David Cage, the main man behind Heavy Rain knows that with the release of of Quantic Dream’s title, it has sent a message to the gaming industry itself.
“It’s a message. Before Heavy Rain was released, I often said that this game would send a message to this industry, whether it was a commercial success or failure, it’s gonna mean something,” said Cage. “If its a failure, it means the industry doesn’t want anything different, they want the same games again and again, and games should target teens and teenagers. But if it’s a success, it’s gonna open doors to other people and say look, you can try something different…”
“Now we have theses first [sales] figures, this is the message, the message that gamers sent to the industry: give us something new, give us something different.”
We applaud Cage because we also happen to agree. Developers need to find more ways to bring creativity and uniqueness to the industry outside of the genre’s we’ve grown to already love and enjoy. We look forward to seeing whatever is next in the lineup of titles from Cage himself.