PCs to be doused with Heavy Rain?

Compatibility listing on Nvidia site sparks rumors of PS3 thriller ditching its exclusivity and heading to computers.

Source: Graphics hardware maker Nvidia's PhysX site, as reported by Destructoid.

What we heard: The critically acclaimed Heavy Rain is apparently getting prepped for the big screen, but that may not be the only place Quantic Dream's moody thriller is headed. Rumors have started swirling that the PlayStation 3 exclusive is possibly headed to the PC, following a listing on graphics hardware maker Nvidia's own site.

A listing of current and upcoming titles that support hardware acceleration using Nvidia's PhysX engine shows Heavy Rain as one of its compatible titles but identifies the PC as the platform it appears on.

Will you be pressing X to Jason on a PC soon?

While the possibility of Heavy Rain dropping its exclusivity and heading to PCs is intriguing, several factors point to this not being the case. Firstly, the accuracy of Nvidia's list is questionable, with the site still listing the defunct Xbox 360 version of Haze and the discontinued massively multiplayer online game Fury as two of its compatible titles. Quantic Dream also used the Havok engine for Heavy Rain, and studio head David Cage has often stated in the past that the interactive drama would remain a PS3-only proposition.

The official story: "We checked with the PhysX team and learned that it is a typo. Should be PS3." -- An Nvidia representative, who also confirmed that Heavy Rain did use PhysX at one time for an E3 demo shown several years ago but that Quantic Dream eventually switched to using Havok.

Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus.

Discussion

354 comments
DullBozer
DullBozer

@andurilmat Totally agree with you, but not everyone can afford all systems like you and me, few 15 years old have high paying jobs, and often have a lot of time to waste, hence the endless debates on what is the best system and the narrow minded fanboyism.

DanC1989
DanC1989

Lets hope so, it deserves the widest possible demographic for sales.

hastati4
hastati4

@GodGundamNT1 actually, the thought of trying to pirate the game never crossed my mind. Unlike some people, i actually respect the hard work and dedication that goes into making games like this, and would certainly pay them for it. Perhaps you're right in saying they would lose money by porting it to PC, i don't know how many people out there would find a way to get the game for free. All i know is that i personally would gladly pay up to 60 bucks for Heavy Rain on the PC.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

@hastati4 You must mean that if this game were on PC you would DOWNLOAD it in an instant huh?, the PC would actually kill game sales of Heavy Rain, you have to pay programers to port the game over, its not free and then you see all your effort being shared for free on the internet.

da_chub
da_chub

@Marky360 they are tryin to make video games more assesible for the all the non-gamers who play now a days. And when it comes down to it...Mario is kiddie in most peoples minds and they are too good to play a kids game. Even though i died like 15 times tryin to get one star last night in SMG2. And i dont think i died 5 times playing GOW3 on normal.

hastati4
hastati4

maybe im dumb, but i don't get it. This game nearly made me get a ps3, but not quite. I feel like they're losing sales by restricting it to one platform. If this were for PC, i'd buy it in a heartbeat. As it is, though, it looks like they won't be getting any of my money.

chicken32
chicken32

@parrot_of_adun Oops i meant The Agency, the sony online mmo spy game.

mark_unix
mark_unix

@Sins-of-Mosin nope fable 3 is also coming to the PC, but Fable2 really sucked!

andurilmat
andurilmat

The PS3 came out in the UK for £420 - which was a total Rip off it's specs are 3.2Ghz CBE 256Mb main memory 256Mb Video Memory 60Gb HDD 3 month later i bought PC for £390 the specs are AMD Phenom 9950 2.6Ghz quad core Nvidia 9600GT 1Gb graphics Card 4Gb Ram 500GB Hdd the people who claim that gaming PC's cost £1000's need to stop looking at over priced Dell PC's and actually realise that gaming PCs aren't expensive i find a PC to Be better value Long Term Not only because it'sfully upgradable but because you can do more with. also you can call me an MS fanboy but that would be pointless as i own, PC, PS3 slim, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Dreamcast, N64 and a PS2 Slim. rather than bit.ch'n which is the better console i buy them all and enjoy the games

Marky360
Marky360

@AheronSlave just something u can actually play I mean Heavy Rain would not have been all that bad if it weren't for the weak way they decided to do combat.

killing_spree20
killing_spree20

PC's are more powerful, they update regularly and cost more, you honestly expect a console to be better from a technical perspective? Graphics are held back by the stagnant nature of console hardware, that is why most multi-platform games look fairly similar. If you look at a PC exclusive from 2007 (Crysis) You'll quickly realise that if a game is built from the ground up to take advantage of the newer hardware it looks a lot better. Does that really matter? No. Is it a good reason to argue over systems? No. It all comes down to games. You, random console gamer, you like games, yes? Well, I'm a PC gamer, I also like playing games. See? I don't see why you have to fight over which is better, when it just doesn't matter. And when someone comments on a game that is exclusive, like HR, that they would like a PC version, why on earth would you thumb that down? Isn't that just petty and selfish? I think so. I'd love all games to be released for everything (except the Wii ;¬D ) and to have cross platform play. I think it's actually wrong for Sony and MS to try and tear gamers down them middle, film makers don't, when did you last have a Sony exclusive blu-ray film? Or CD that will only play in one manufacturers CD player? I know this might seem aimed at console users, but rest assured this is just as much for matt-ot as it is anyone else.

matt_ot
matt_ot

if you console fan boys don't like what im saying go play guitar hero or play your fps with auto aim you need all the help you can get the console version of civilization was a joke that's the most hardcore strategy game on console

matt_ot
matt_ot

@ CrusaderX7 i have pc 360 and ds i often buy new release games for all of them pc is better for the reasons me and buffdaddy69 mentioned console people wish they had games like total war and the witcher pc people are more intelligent to gaming then console look at Zeno clash cult favorite on pc but on 360 no one cared it barely got 3 out of five on the user rating we appreciate games because were not given endless sequels and watered down rpgs like the port for dragon age we make the games last with modding expansions not lame 10 min add ons like mass effect i spent more money on dlc for 360 games then i did on my computer this year so far

CrusaderX7
CrusaderX7

Seriously you PC fanboys are worse than any console fanboys. The 360 and the PS3 can produce very similar graphics to the PC using very limited technology. I personally don't fancy buying a $3000 gaming PC to see a few new shadows and a some AA. Although it varies from game to game, in most games the difference is negligible. So stop saying PC 0WN5 C0N50L35 6R4PH1C5 N0085!!! Because you are simply wrong and you are just angry because PC gaming is dying and you bought a $3000 gaming PC when you could have had similar graphics on a console. Bring on the thumbs down you know i'm right.

wogboypaul
wogboypaul

that would be nice.. better controls, mouse selection. awesome now release it on the 360? :P jokes.

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

@matt_ot Yo also forgot to add the ability to actaully mod and create different levels and other things for online/offline use, something consoles can't really seem to do ether. Granted, the PS3 is doing that with Little Big Planet BUT....PC's have been doing that alot longer then consoles =-)

matt_ot
matt_ot

@ MacenKrace i have legit games and proud of it i feel guilty pirating games i even bought command and conquer 4 and kept it so i wouldnt mess up my collection ps3 fanboys like you dont deserve a game like heavy rain at least pc gamers respect good games unlike console who ignore it for the next cod or halo. Also you console fanboys do not deserve crysis 2 all you will do is compare it to everything else on the market pc guys will love it for being a awesome sequel to a awesome game

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

@ MacenKrace Also, I can guarantee you wouldn't say any of that daddy **** to my face if you saw me. You may try to seem like your smart with your weak come backs, But it doesn't take a genius to smack someone like you like a B**** ether.

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

@MacenKrace Let me break this down for you. Yes. You can buy a PS3 for 299 and yes, It is a good CONSOLE when it comes to graphical power. Thing is....You pay 299 for a system meant to play video games and you can't even update any of the actual hardware for atleast...give or take, 5 to 8 years depending on how successful the console is. Now, when it comes to a PC, you can spend anywhere between 300 to 500 by my standards anyway to build your PC Tower. Guess what? The only thing you need to do..if you want to anyway and continue further bettering your gaming experience, is update your graphics cards. Seriously. That first 500 dollar buy pretty much nets you a PS3...but its a PS3 where you can update your graphics and game truly better in HD because you really only need to spend give or take, 100 to 200 on a new graphics card every two years or so, and even then, you can find Good to GREAT things all PC on NewEgg for insanely cheap. SO yeah, In my view a PC is better, because I can update it and have better looking games then a PS3 or a 360.

eriktkire
eriktkire

@MacenKrace It's because of imbeciles like you that Microsoft keeps dumbing down each version of Windows. If you can't find good prices for PC hardware in Europe, you're not looking hard enough. Most computer stores around the world are expensive... you're just not bright enough to find a good bargain... prebuilt systems are always overpriced for what they offer, no matter where you are. And if all you use your PC for is porn, forum flaming, and writing up your homework... that's like driving a muscle car down to the corner shop for a bottle of milk. Do everyone a favour and limit your internet access to your console gaming sessions. Let your anger out at the 8 year old kids in your co-op circle jerk, you have nothing to contribute here.

caityful
caityful

Hmmm maybe... So, its also set to become a film as well? Wasn't the game basically a film anyway?!

coolkid93
coolkid93

Oh so that was a "temporarily exclusive" huh? *shaking head* I think there's a small chance of it coming to other consoles but I don't really care though.

BioDogshock
BioDogshock

Of course its not going to pc. This is sony we are talking about. Not microsoft LOL

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

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zeebenzene
zeebenzene

@MacenKrace You totally got owned by like three different people. Lolz. You're so damn wrong.

Loki-Wuzza-Odin
Loki-Wuzza-Odin

Somehow,i still get the feeling QD will release this on the pc. Surely after the 360 that is. If it doesnt then no biggie,gonna play it over at a friend =P

PCFreakPC
PCFreakPC

@Daian Agreed, 100%. I understand why, i just dont like that they do it ;) . PC of all console and gaming utilities is pushed around and, dare i use the word, bullied, more than any other. Release dates pushed back (for supposed extra features, though playing through a game cross-platform... i realize that it wasnt worth the extra month), inferior game quality (Splinter Cell Conviction is a PRIME example), and, as the topic is here, its the most excluded from games. I get tired of it but loyaly stick with PC, if not for my own intrests, but for the sake of being able to say "Ya, i am an exclusivey PC user and i am proud of it" :) but like i said, i understand why they do it, but all in all... i personally dont think any game out there is worth paying an axtra $200 or $300 for the needed console... also, @yoooomannnn Thank you for that entirley satisfying REJECTION of MacenKrace, no offense meant towards you Macen... But I am the living proof to yoooomannnn's comment, as i have bought a total haus of a gaming computer for nigh $450-$500 and can run most every game (including Assassins Creed 2, a very graphics taxing game) on high quality all the way :)

dagrimmreepa
dagrimmreepa

@MacenKrace Where do these numbers come from? I have a 8800GT which costs less than a hundred bucks now, 4 gigs of ram and a quad-core. And you know what? I bought it for 700 bucks 3 years ago and it still plays games on a high resolution. The only time I'll upgrade is when DX11 comes out for NVidia, so sometime next year. Add to the fact that a PC is so much more than a 360/PS3, it's a full computer that can be used for encoding/full web browsing and anything else you like. I own a PS3 as well and I love it, but a PC is something else entirely.

yoooomannnn
yoooomannnn

@MacenKrace Since we're chatting on the Internet, I see you own or have access to a computer. You already have one, ha! Welcome to the wannabe elite crowd. Now just buy a $200 video card and $100 extra RAM and you're good enough to play most PC games on decent settings. If you're still having troubles, buy a $250 CPU. And hey, if you want to use your computer for more than just games (because, you know, they're built for that kind of thing), go right ahead. I also see you're forgetting about the $300 you used to buy a PS1 in 1994, the $300 you used to buy a PS2 in 2001, the $500 you used to buy a PS3 in 2007, and the $700 you'll spend in 2015 on the PS4. Not to mention all the $60 games and DLC you bought. Bravo for choosing the cheap console option! And since you asked, my collection used to look like a bunch of those little CD cases that came out of the box I brought home from the store. Now it looks like a bunch of rows in a Steam window. I only play legitimate games on my PC, thanks for asking.

weedman1985
weedman1985

Before you try to explain to me how obviously ignorant , stupid, spoiled elitist I am, take a deep breath and remember that everyone has his own preference. I own consoles too and I love playing them about as much as I do playing my PC. Every platform has its own advantages and disadvantages, but bashing other people for preferring a system you don't particularly like, isn't the way to get your point across.

weedman1985
weedman1985

@Crusaderx7 , My comment was made not to bash on console players but rather to respond in a more civilized way to some of the most unfounded and inflammatory accusations against many people, myself included. Don't embarrass yourself with even more unfounded and rude accusations.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

@Flamuel Show me a 300$ system that beats a 360 or PS3 on the same resolution.

Flamuel
Flamuel

PC gaming wont cost that much these days since games aren't even using FULL 1080 HD anyway if you buy a computer for the same price as a 360 or PS3 you wont need to change it until the next gen which wont be for years. The argument is no longer solid that PC's cost too much to game with full graphics.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

@yoooomannnn You know I'm sorry I'm right... put 500$ in a PC now, 500$ more next year and so on cause it's never gonna be decent enough for the next gen and why add anything more when you can pirate anything? high tech PC can only be afforded by spoiled rich brats such as yourself. @buffdaddy69 I think the PS3 is just $299 so go buy something at that price that can match it. Add the money for the software(since you're buying it piece by piece) and any other stuff optional stuff you want. Does that amount to $299? not a chance, at least not now. Also do you buy it yourself or does your daddy give the money to get it done? Speak to me when you earn your keep. Actually let's put it like this: let's say you had a HighEnd PC in 2000. In 2003 you need to add at least 300 more $ to make it better and support next gen games, 2006&2009 the same thing. All in one 900$ on the upgrade plus the original and the extra expenses, of the course the security problems it might have and headaches as well, yeah, only hypocrites say it's more affordable and that means you. When the original PS3 or 360 came on the market they were way ahead of their generation and no hand made pc could've gotten near their performances, price wise. Ppl say they want it on the PC since it's trendy and easy to pirate them. Well before you do that does your collection look like a bulk of 25pack dvds or something nice in DVD cases with a logo upon them? Whoever says he has only originals on the PC is a hypocrite.

irutehe
irutehe

I think this article is just an arouse for all gamers without a PS3. Thumbs down to Gamespot.

irutehe
irutehe

So, Sony wants more cash from vending the outdated PS3. QD should be ashamed that they chose to let so many gamers out of the loop with this crappy exclusivity. I would never buy a console for only a game or two.

TryDaBeardON
TryDaBeardON

Oh well. Was really excited about this game a few years ago, because I loved Indigo Prophecy, but if QD wants to develop for PS3 only, no big deal. Plenty of awesome developers and awesome games on PC.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@StanleyL It seems to me the problem isn't the article itself, but the headline, especially when you consider the number of people that didn't read past it.

ShinwaOkami
ShinwaOkami

@bloodsoulless Left 4 Dead was never intended to be an exclusive on the 360. It was actually released on the PC first. Like all of Valve's wonderful goodness.

lbptoady
lbptoady

@monson21502 Because Sony fanboys don't want it on a Micro$oft device. So when they say that 360 and PC fanboys get angry and thumbs down. I'm actually surpirsed, mine was right in the middle 4 up and 4 down. I am a Sony fanboy but do not care if it does go on PC which I doubt will happen.

StanleyL
StanleyL

@LazyGamerX Because the point of this story is to debunk the rumor. Unlike some other news outlets, like the one this story started from, we follow-through and confirm with our sources.

LazyGamerX
LazyGamerX

What was the point of posting this if they already knew it was fake? Oh well its not much of a let down anyway

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

Clearly Bogus. A Sony game on a Micosoft product? No dice.

mardinn
mardinn

YES YES Come to me!! I loved Indigo Prophecy now this.. ;p Awesome..

sguint-eyed
sguint-eyed

@buffdaddy69, well MacenKrace is right, to some extent... if you bought an xbox back in the day (being 2006) for 400$... you should normally still have it without any extra expenses up till today(lets assume we dont play on xbl)... while my PC rig that I've built somewhere mid 2007 for about 700euros is highly outdated right now to play games on max... yes you can upgrade pretty decently for just 500 nowadays, but then again you can also get a new 360 for just a hudred... One thing macenkrace is terribly wrong at, is that there are ton of non-pirating PC gamers, and there are also ton of pirates on the xbox...

Alter_Echo
Alter_Echo

If you verified it as bogus and confirmed the typo before even making the news article, why did you even bother posting it at all?