As you might remember a few months ago, Quantic Dream announced that with the exclusivity deal with Sony had expired it would shift to multiplatform development. This change meant the French studio could now bring its previously PlayStation exclusive games to PC, specifically to the Epic Games Store. Additionally, Quantic Dream has more things in store for the future.
In an interview released at GameLab in Barcelona, founder of Quantic Dream, David Cage, discussed how the new financial resources provided by Chinese outlet NetEase has helped during this process. He also detailed why the studio should now start working on as many platforms as possible, including Xbox.
“We felt it was the right moment for the company – after 23 years and 12 years working exclusively with Sony – to follow our path and explore different directions,” Cage said. “We wanted to create more than one game at a time; we wanted to become our publisher also, which we start with Heavy Rain on PC right now and then Beyond and Detroit that we self-publish. It was about starting a new journey, I think, for us, and we felt ready for it. When we met the people at NetEase, we felt they were the right people, understanding the vision we had and being able to support us in accomplishing this vision, and so we’re interested in the Asian market, we look at the mobile market. We have many different ideas and crazy things that we want to do in the near future.”
This “new journey” means that the creators of Detroit Become Human will be working on platforms the game was never intended to operate on until a few months ago, and this is something we think fans of adventure games and deep narratives will be glad to hear.
At the time being, we do not know what Quantic Dream is working on, but their future sure looks bright.