Heavy Rain dev unveiling Beyond today - Report

E3 2012: Quantic Dream to reveal narrative-focused PlayStation-exclusive Heavy Rain follow-up featuring Hollywood talent during Sony's E3 2012 media briefing, sources say.

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LOS ANGELES--A Heavy Rain follow-up called Beyond will be unveiled during Sony's 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo press briefing this evening in Los Angeles, MCV reports today. The site's mystery "publishing sources" indicate the game--to be revealed by Quantic Dream boss David Cage--will be narrative-focused, feature motion controls, and be exclusive to the PlayStation.

Quantic Dream is going Beyond for its next project.

Separately, CVG cites sources today indicating that Beyond will feature Hollywood voice talent in the form of "a well-known actor and actress." More specifics were not mentioned. For 2010's Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream hired on English actor Pascal Langdale (The Phantom of the Opera), whose voice and likeness were used for main character Ethan Mars.

GameSpot will have a liveblog of Sony's E3 2012 media briefing and will also stream the event beginning this evening at 6 p.m. PDT.

Last month, it was reported that Cage would reveal Quantic Dream's new project at Sony's E3 2012 media briefing, but did not have any details on the name of the game. For more on Quantic Dream's latest body of work, check out GameSpot's review of Heavy Rain.

Discussion

46 comments
Kazekage20
Kazekage20

Yet again, I wish I had a PS3. The game just looks like it has a good story, and that's what matters.

videogamer008
videogamer008

fu**ing sweet dude... a new one... i hope its for Playstation 3 also... i loved HEAVY RAIN

TweakyChief
TweakyChief

omirkon remake woulda been sweet. or even omikron 2

Erebus
Erebus

I was hoping for an Omikron remake. Interactive movies are so 1996.

zeus_gb
zeus_gb

I really enjoyed playing Heavy Rain, so i'm hoping they can come up with something really good.

meliecool
meliecool

ARK! Heavy rain is the worst game I never played of ALL MY LIFE!

don_bidarian
don_bidarian

I hope this is true, cant wait for Sony PC.

Deihjan
Deihjan

Soooo, my dream of a Heavy Rain'esque game is going to be fulfilled?

SuperB56
SuperB56

I knew they would unveil a new project at the show! This is great news, I can't wait!

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

The casting theatre vid was similar to Heavy Rain so I'm guessing Beyond will be like the Kara tech demo. If so, very interesting indeed.

GenomeSoldierDK
GenomeSoldierDK

I can't wait to hear more! David Cage and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain was a fantastic game and one of the most fantastic emotional journeys I've ever experienced in a game! I don't believe that Beyond will be a direct sequal to Heavy Rain, but I hope that some of the same mechanics will be in play - as well as the excellent story-telling Cage is known for. 

 

On another note: JAAAAASON! (sorry, that video at the end of the article provoked it) xD

josephl64
josephl64

can't wait to hear more about it

tukulu
tukulu

have to wait for more detail

Foppe
Foppe

Did they ever release that Heavy Rain DLC where you play as a blind guy?

netskot
netskot

i think QD shot themselves in the foot with Heavy Rain in the sense where you can't really follow it up with a sequel. it sucks that they can't use that IP again. OR you COULD make a sequal and have the players continue their story. So if character A and C died for you but B and D lived, that carries over to the sequel. that would be great.

Gerd1993
Gerd1993

great news , i hope e3 has a lot of other surprises in store for us

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

Heavy Rain was a great concept. It wasn't a true definition of a "game" but for what it was, it was pretty dang good.

madd_hatter
madd_hatter

I loved Heavy Rain, but I'm not too sure about this motion-only gameplay. I hope it's optional because I don't think I would like having to buy PS Move just to play this -__-

netskot
netskot

where did it say that controls aren't optional?

fadersdream
fadersdream

Didn't Jayden's glasses function just like a Kinect?

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Im curious to see what they can come up with. I have yet to play Heavy Rain and by all accounts it was more an interactive experience than an actual game, but they do push the medium with emotion and realistic characters and scenarios.

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

So no Vita port then?

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Motion... only?  I've been open to motion gaming, but recent motion-only gaming has been poor to terrible (looking at you, Sorcery and Rise of Nightmares).

 

What's so wrong with "optional"?  Heavy Rain was great that way, hope this is similar.

Falcon084
Falcon084

Awesome! I love David Cage's work. Quantic Dream rarely relaeses a game.

Goldrock
Goldrock

Me too i just hope it not a kinect exclusive that would bomb it for me i like to sit back and relax when playing these sorta games not bounce around and move atound i wanna do that ill go out side and jump around.

zerooo0
zerooo0

Im so glad I own both consoles. Im not limited to great exclusives both companies makes.

EPaul
EPaul

Nice, too bad Sony can't stop leaks would of been awesome to hear about at their presser inside of now

System4Ever
System4Ever

Quantic Dream are the most innovative video game developer at the moment, so thumbs up! ill buy "Beyond" at release!

AtticusFinch88
AtticusFinch88

I'm a huge fan of Heavy Rain and Quantic Dream in general, so this is awesome news!

KokutenNagaki
KokutenNagaki

 @netskot They didn't shoot themselves in the foot, because they never wanted a sequel for Heavy Rain. 

GenomeSoldierDK
GenomeSoldierDK

 @madd_hatter 

I don't think you have to worry about motion-only controls. First of all the article only states that the game will have motion-control features. :-) Motion-control features were also added to Heavy Rain after PS-Move launched, having no effect on those who did not own the PS-Move. Secondly, making it motion-controlled only through PS-Move would be a bad marketing decision for Quantic Dreams overall. It would seriously narrow down their target group and I don't think that they can afford that- let alone let it happen, since David Cage obviously want a broad audience for his fantastic stories. :) 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @netskot People always assume the worst when motion controls are mentioned..

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

It's going to be a PS3 exclusive the PS Move is going to be the concern here. :)