Heavy Rain - Submit Your Questions!

Curious about what's going on with Heavy Rain? Get your questions answered by Quantic Dream, the team behind one of next year's highly anticipated games.

It has been a while since we've heard anything new about Heavy Rain, but we've got a demo in our office, and our updated impressions are set to go live on December 14. If you haven't been following our coverage, be sure to check out our previews that cover multiple scenes from the game. There are four main characters in Heavy Rain, and we've already taken a good look at three of them. We were able to get some hands-on time with a demo earlier this year, which featured the young FBI agent Norman Jayden in a scene called "Mad Jack." At this year's E3, we got up close and personal with the beautiful and hypnotic Madison Paige, and at GamesCom we saw how the life of Ethan Mars quickly unraveled after he lost his son.

Meet Madison. She is not to be messed with.

For those of you who have been tracking this highly anticipated game, we wanted to reach out to you and see what kinds of questions you have for the team at Quantic Dream. We'll be sending questions to the developers and will be posting the QA as soon as we get the responses back. Please note that we can't guarantee that your questions will make it into the final QA, but we'd like to have as much input from you as possible! So submit your questions as soon as you can!

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nongbang
nongbang

hey.. will you guys be doing for pc too and not only for ps3, i think it will be totally cool in pc..

MadisonFan666
MadisonFan666

Do you going to show any new footage of the texidermist demo? any of the choices you can make like calling the pollice, being saved by the police , kill the texidermist or even be killed by the taxidermist. MadisonFan666 thank you

SuperB56
SuperB56

Also just as MadisonFan666 said, will there be a demo, and when can we expect to see it on PSN?

SuperB56
SuperB56

I have a few questions: What stage of development is the game in? Does it have some free roam elements in it? During what month should we expect to see Heavy Rain in stores? Thank you and I am looking forward to the game.

botlor
botlor

Question: in many games we see the player being oble to collect little items (flags,cd`s,posters,horsehoes,dead birds) what will the "collectable" item/s in the game and while/once collecting/ed will they do anything?

bobbybullet1
bobbybullet1

In the only demo which I have seen online; the Mad Jack scene, the player is presented with several dialogue options (impress, intimidate, etc.) but the game only progresses after the player tries 2 of the options before getting the correct one. My question is; is this representative of the final game? Will different dialogue choices lead to different outcomes or are you intentionally doing this to control the narrative?

seb_withers
seb_withers

How many possible endings are there, or do all paths end up in the one place?

leonard_necula
leonard_necula

Will Heavy Rain have TROPHIES???? I looked at the iterviews and I saw that this important question was not touched on. Most people who have a ps3 love getting the Trophies and adds more replay to the game that way. Thanks Gamespot

leonard_necula
leonard_necula

Will Heavy Rain have TROPHIES???? I looked at the iterviews and I saw that this important question was not touched on. Most people who have a ps3 love getting the Trophies and adds more replay to the game that way. Thanks Gamespot

jazza_smt_3
jazza_smt_3

I agree with 2w-sephiroth by asking "Will people consider this game more as a "video-game" or a whole new media type as "interactive movie entertainment experience"?" Also i would add "How much has the idea of blurring the lines between video gaming and interactive movies influenced the development?

supra5
supra5

Is it a wheather forcast game?

lilan
lilan

Yeah is it raining through out the game?

Nutzzz
Nutzzz

Is it raining all the time in the game?? :P If there are four main characters, does this mean that there are also 4 storylines, or are they all woven into eachother?? Are there also sidelining playing characters, or only NPC's?? Grtzz

claykenobi
claykenobi

What kind of action can we expect in this game? Is it a shooter or combat or neither?

Eldryn
Eldryn

I don't care for standard questions like "how long will it be" or stuff like that. I don't really have any question about this masterpiece (and try to read as little as possible to not spoil the experience - I'll never play the demo either because as David Cage already said demos are useless for artworks like this), just a comment for the developers: Thanks so much for finally creating some real art in videogames. Thanks for the greatest interactive experience in gaming history. I don't play very many games (I finish even less), because most of them are well.. just games.. and suck. Your work is artwork, about real emotions, characters and so on. It probably (hopefully) will be the first game where I actually care. (Many games nowadays have choices to make, but none of them actually makes you care at all about the consequences). Thanks David Cage and the whole team for creating something life changing. Hopefully it will be a new era of new games which aren't just games anymore.

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

I really like twistedman questions. Id give a second, plus: -What games are the closest to you that inspired you to make Heavy Rain? -How long is it? -What replay value will there be? If I play the game several times, will there be new scenes or story parts that I may have missed by choosing diferent options/decisions? -Will people consider this game more as a "video-game" or a whole new media type as "interactive movie entertaiment experience"? I am really hoping to see your game very soon. As a (maybe) future game designer/digital artist I am really willing to hear what you have to say!

Abecale
Abecale

Question. Will the game play out like you guys did with Farhenheit? Meaning, We get shown the times and select the character, until its time to move onto the next chapter, or more open world free flowing exploration?

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

i still don't understand how you play it.

lilan
lilan

LOL @ IXIWhistIXI

Mcgnnis1
Mcgnnis1

Q-Are there any famous voice actors voicing the game? Q-How does the interactions with the other characters work out? Q-Will we be able see Mary Smith in the game? Q-How long will the game be?

twistedman
twistedman

My questions! - Who is composing the music for Heavy Rain? - Where did the concept for Heavy Rain come from? - How is the game structured? - How much has it cost so far to develop Heavy Rain? - How long has Heavy Rain been in development? - What level of development is the game at? - Are there any loading times? - What graphical methods will be implemented in the game? - What engine is Heavy Rain using? -- In which 3D modeling software do you work? - When is Heavy Rain coming out? - Does Heavy Rain feature any sort of multi-player? - Is there any sort of "free-roam"? - How many people are working on Heavy Rain at the moment? - Will there be any Heavy Rain sequels? That's it.

chrono023
chrono023

Question: How much open-world range is there within the game? Is it an A-B situation, or will we have the ability to search around more than just our immediate parameters?

mrfidget
mrfidget

When most games promise "branching storylines", all you really end up getting are two or three different endings. If Heavy Rain's story really does branch out as the developers suggest, how many possible endings are there?

IXIWhistIXI
IXIWhistIXI

When will it be banned in australia?

King-Tigre
King-Tigre

Question: Can Madison do the Shuck and Jive on the dancefloor, this very important. Thank you!

upiter000
upiter000

Question: How long will the game last? due to the style of the game it seems that it couldn't last more than at the very most 8 hours. Thanks!

SPAS-12
SPAS-12

Question: Is it possible for the team to release the demo from E3 (or any demo, for that matter) in the *near* future?

leo23
leo23

Could this game be possibly banned in Australia?

leo23
leo23

Will there be additonal DLC to come?

sebas117
sebas117

QUESTION:Can you Support the Origami Killer or only catch?

neopolis267
neopolis267

Is there anyway to share your paticular origami killer experience with other players?

ijdow
ijdow

as far as game play goes, is most of it interacting with people and environments and qte, or are there some action elements involved?

camouflage360
camouflage360

Will this be an exciting game or just a drama?

Obsidian
Obsidian

Will the game remain unedited for the United States release? If not, what content will be cut?

Einhanderkiller
Einhanderkiller

Are the controls completely remappable or are there only presets?

RazerBlade13
RazerBlade13

Question: Are we going to learn the motives or backstory on the Origami Killer and, if so, how?

Treflis
Treflis

Question: We have a FBI agent, A private Detective and a Journalist, if I'm not mistaken, What kind or career does the fourth person have if any or will that information about the fourth person be so substancial that revealing it will land a large spoiler upon the Heavy Rain Storyline?

dj0250
dj0250

Question, Will there be different difficulties ,and if so how will it change the gameplay?

Monkeydude07
Monkeydude07

Will the game be realistic, or will there be magic and mystic stuff as in Indigo Prophecy?

aGiantSquirrel
aGiantSquirrel

THANK YOU! for creating a game that's not a shooter like all other game developers. This game looks like a new genre starter like LBP was with Play share create. One question, to what degree can a player interact with the enviornment? I have to know, in the gas station scene where you pick up a bottle and hit the robber, could you also have chosen to pick up a box of cereal in the other isle and use that instead. Can you pick up any item in the game or only the "shiny things" that are important in the quest?

Elvis4576
Elvis4576

question, if you die or do something that you regret is it possible to just reload again or go back?

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

dumb question but what type of trophies do you plan on putting in the game?

moose_knuckler
moose_knuckler

Should we expect any controversial scenes that'll result in publicity from the media (Example Mass Effect's Sex Scene on Fox or Modern Warfare 2's Terrorist Level by most of the media)? Should we expect this game to be more of a forray of different emotions no matter how we play it or can we possibly expect more of fairly consistent turn depending on how you wish to play the game?

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

Anothehr Question: The blu-ray is a single layer or a double layer?

ace070590
ace070590

From what I've seen, Heavy Rain has amazing visuals . . . was this one of your biggest concerns when developing the game?

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

How many endigns will have each character?

pop4dmc4
pop4dmc4

Will Heavy Rain have free roaming?

solar-panelz
solar-panelz

When will you release the game? How long is the game?