Quantic Dream, the French development studio famous for interactive storytelling experiences like Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain, has some news for fans. And it’s actually some really good news for those that have not played their games before. During a recent interview with DualShockers, studio head David Cage revealed that future titles by the company won’t be console exclusives.
This isn’t entirely unexpected though, as anyone paying attention could have guessed this was going in since the company announced PC ports of Beyond Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain.
Here’s Cage’s perspective on the whole thing:
“Quantic Dream is not exclusive to any platform anymore. So yes, unless there are some specific exclusivity deals on a title-by-title basis, all our games will be released on all platforms at launch. After having worked exclusively with PlayStation for 12 years,” Cage said, “we thought it was the right time for us to put our money where our mouth is.” The shift away from exclusivity hasn’t created a rift between the two companies, though. “We always had a great relationship with Sony PlayStation,” said Cage. “They have always been very supportive of my work and we have always been very loyal to them in return. So we had a very open talk about all this, and they allowed us to release our catalog of titles on PC.” And that’s when Quantic Dream began work on porting their most recent games to PC.
Of course plans for the future of the studio came up as well, beyond whether games would be exclusive to a single platform. “We also felt that the landscape would change in the coming years, with the emergence of new platforms, 5G and Cloud Play,” said Cage. And this implies that there may be other projects or innovations in the works, but details are still unclear.
It’s very likely that the deal with NetEase, where the Chinese conglomerate acquired a controlling stake in the developer, had some influence in this deal. With that additional lifeline of financial support, we could see much more grand and ambitious games from Quantic Dream in the future, only time will tell.