SCE signs Heavy Rain (?)

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  1. Titanio

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    This is being reported by some french sites..the reason for the question mark in the title is that the wording of the news and the press release doesn't sound exactly like the typical publishing arrangement, but more like a partnership. Effectively it may mean the same thing. Anyway, the report:


    http://www.jeux-france.com/news20706_quantic-dream-sur-un-nouveau-titre.html

    Babelfished:

    A translation of the press release:

    Although the title isn't named, it should be reasonably obvious it's Heavy Rain. Which was this game, if you don't recall:

    [​IMG]

    edit - Just noticed that the release is dated for tomorrow, so I guess this might be a leak..though I'm not sure if Jeux-France sourced the story officially or not.
     
  2. AlexV

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    I seem that the Heavy Rain demo was more proof-of-concept than anything, the devs stab at producing digital actors. Did they have a game in development using this stuff?Cool.
     
  3. Nesh

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    Is this an exclusive PS3 title then?
     
  4. Titanio

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    It was just a prototype that was shown, but this is a game in development. There's an interview on it here where they discuss what's planned for the game, a release window is even mentioned:

    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/711/711613p1.html
     
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    If true, it's the best move SCE has made in months. Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy was easily a good enough game to make me interested in whatever the developer does next.
     
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    Was the PC version canned?
     
  7. patsu

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    Heh heh... I love these pushing-the-envelope, alternate games. :D
    (Whatever happened to Afrika ?)
     
  8. Titanio

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    Confirmed. It will be a PS3 exclusive. Still no specifics on the game, but Heavy Rain seems like the only candidate.

    http://www.quanticdream.com/

    [​IMG]

    They're launching their new site on July 25, so I guess we'll get more then at least, if not by E3..

    edit - ...or maybe not, depending on what 'later this year' means..
     
  9. aselto

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    Yes
     
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    Great news, best I've heard in a while. I can't wait to see their new game (heavy rain or otherwise).
    Loved Fahrenheit, and the trailer they have shown for heavy rain is my most watched PS3 trailer.

    :grin: Happy once more to be a PS3 owner
     
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    This Game Studio did some very interesting games, Omikron was my favorite and I still love to play it again and again. I hope this association with Sony will help them being as creative as they were but also give them some technical back-up...
    An Omikron 2 with a Naughty Dog like computer engineer skills would have been my greatest wish (unlikely to happen anyway)
     
  12. Titanio

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    Raist on neogaf has translated the first part of an interview with David Cage, a french interview, found here:

    http://www.overgame.com/items/20251_quantic-dream-le-pari-ps3-partie-1.html

    The GAF thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6945180

    It seems the game will be unveiled at TGS. He's very coy about whether it is Heavy Rain or not, whether it's Heavy Rain with a different name, or something else entirely. Hard to get visibility on that. He discusses the process of choosing a publisher - indicates they'd been negotiating with several others and basically had their pick (including among platform holders edit - or..well..it depends how you read his sentence on that one..).

    Strange this won't be unveiled at E3, but I guess - as he says - TGS is only some weeks or so away anyway.
     
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    I don't know if this thread is too old to bump-edy-bump-bump but I have...

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=30820

    A report on QD buying some mo-cap equipment for their next title.

    Anyone in the know anything interesting about Vicon?
     
  14. Shifty Geezer

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    Not a specific game title that's yet to be released. And 4 months isn't much of a bump either. Certainly not necromancy!
     
  15. DieH@rd

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    It seems that Quantic aim to claim the title of mocap animations. So far, Heavenly Sword is on the top. :)
     
  16. DJ12

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    Beowulf tells me maybe they shouldn't bother.

    If you don't have Andy Serkis on board, it's probably not going to turn out that great.
     
  17. Shifty Geezer

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    Uncharted's animation is based on motion capture. In fact many games (if not all realistic titles?) are these days, with the article commenting other devs are hiring out the mo-cap studio.
     
  18. DeanoC

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    Non of the combat or in game movement in HS is mocap'ed, only things that are, are the cinematics'.
     
  19. Shifty Geezer

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    I was just thinking that after posting. There aren't many available ninja's capable of pulling off Nariko's moves. I don't think even Andy Serkis is up to the job...
     
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    DeanoC if you guys ever get the chance to do another Heavenly Sword game on the PS3 please put some platforming in there and no more QTEs thank you so much.[​IMG]
     
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