Quantic Dream's David Cage says that the developer’s decision to remain exclusive to PlayStation was an easy one due to the relationship and support it had from Sony while working on its award-winning noir-thriller adventure, Heavy Rain.
“We have an exclusive relationship with Sony," Cage said in an interview with 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."
In the CVG interview, Cage talks about the close relationship that Quantic Dream also has with Sony’s internal studios: Naughty Dog, Santa Monica and Media Molecule, suggesting that he can dip into that pool of creativity to help gain inspiration and direction. He also goes on to say that Sony has the best "console studios in the world."
Following the success of Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream will obviously have the financial backing from Sony to be even more creative and ambitious with its next project - it’s going to be very interesting to see exactly what Quantic Dream has next up its wizard-like sleeve. Cage has already said that there won’t be a sequel to Heavy Rain; instead he wants to create something totally different to surprise us.
Previously, Cage has said that he'd like to focus on creating an emotional war game, and he has also said that he'd like the next project to feature 3D and more motion control. "A game about war is something I would like to do, just to see if we could get closer to the film side; not glorifying war, but talking about it from a realistic point of view, " he said.
Cage sounds like he's just thinking about creating a war game rather than it being something currently in development, but wouldn't it be great to see a game set in war-time that doesn't involve mass-killing, but instead connects completely with the emotion of the situation? For now, we believe that Quantic Dream is working on two projects. One is rumoured to be a resurrection of InfraWorld, a game that was announced in 2005 but canned in early production as it failed to find a publisher. With the backing and trust of Sony 100% behind the studio, that game could be back on.
The second game is quite a mystery, but the idea of the war game is quite exciting. The domain name and trade name filing of 'Flv5' has recently been bought by the company, but what it possibly stands for and what type of game it will be is anybody's guess. Whatever it happens to be, all eyes are on the studio -- it should be something worth waiting for.
Source - CVG