In a dramatic about-turn on contemporary capitalist theory, Heavy Rain dev Quantic Dream has confirmed they won’t be doing a sequel because they’re not interested in making sweet cash.
Which is sort of strange coming from the creators of a best-seller, but maybe integrity isn’t dead yet.
[Ed: Also strange considering how Quantic Dream recently had a whinge about losing revenue thanks to the second hand market – Heavy Rain dev lost €5-10 million in revenue.]
“Let me be stupid for one second; I’m not in this business to make money,” Quantic Dream’s big guy, David Cage, told Develop.
“I wrote Heavy Rain because I was excited about it, because there was something to say. Yeah I could make Heavy Rain 2, but I’ve said what I’ve had to say about it. That’s the strength of Quantic Dream, to have the capacity to create new ideas, to make something that breaks ground.”
“I don’t know what to say. I guess I don’t have a long-term strategy for my career. It’s certainly not to make as much money as possible though. I see myself as an author, really. I just trust my instinct. I think fans of what I do want me to do that too.”
“I still think I’m doing something important,” he added. “That may sound naïve in this industry, but I still think I’m here to be creative. I just have a company because I need that structure to develop my ideas.”
He should totally hang out with Peter Molyneux.
In the meantime though, Quantic Dream is unofficially rumoured to be working on a number of as yet unannounced new projects, including Fiv5 and Infraworld.
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