Quantic Dream working on PS3 exclusive

The developer of The Indigo Prophecy and Omikron: The Nomad Soul teams up with Sony to work on next-gen title.

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French developer Quantic Dream is working on a top-secret PlayStation 3-exclusive title, the company has revealed. Other than that, the company and collaborator Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios aren't saying much.

To date, the 10-year-old developer has released two games. The Nomad Soul (Omikron in the US) was the company's first title, published by Eidos Interactive and set in the futuristic city of Omikron. The ambitious game put players in control of a protagonist who could switch bodies at will to gain access to certain areas and avoid capture. David Bowie had a virtual character in the game, and music from his album Hours was featured in the soundtrack. It starts with a detective investigating a serial killer, but he quickly realises that something even more sinister is at work.

In 2005, Fahrenheit (The Indigo Prophecy in the US) became Quantic Dream's second release. The adventure game starred a brilliant young police detective investigating a series of brutal murders with her partner. Meanwhile, a third character investigates his growing suspicion that he is in fact the murderer.

The developer's founder, president, and CEO, David Cage, commented on the new title, "We always believed that 'next generation' meant more meaningful content based on players' emotional involvement. To us, PS3 is the only platform that can truly deliver on this promise."

Previously, the company had been confirmed as developing Omikron 2 for next-gen consoles. It also has been working on another next-gen title, which was shown at Sony's Electronic Entertainment Expo booth last year under the name Heavy Rain.

Discussion

238 comments
QtrArt
QtrArt

amazing i hope is gonna be great

Wisely321
Wisely321

I want heavy rain 2 :( I wish they make sth like heavy snow, heavy storm or heavy sun :D

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

this game should be awesome if it actually does come out

oKiRe
oKiRe

This sucks, I'm not buying a PS3 just to play this.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

can't wait for this game to come out some pix would be nice

Versaille
Versaille

we need more info on this game !

mrahman377
mrahman377

David Cage is one brilliant guy and he knows what he is talking about "we always believed that 'next generation' meant more meaningful content based on players' emotional involvement. To us,PS3 is the only platform that can truly deliver on this promise" and what he says is completely and 100% true!

football_legend
football_legend

Its because its under NDA (Non disclosure Act). A lot of poeple seen it, but cant speak about it in the public.

dreamer77dd
dreamer77dd

how come we have not hurd anything new about Heavy Rain, it has bin in developement for sometime now has it not? I was hoping to see it at E3. I still think playstation console has not bin completely used yet to it's full working power. I just think it takes alot of developing cost to get software on that console. developers don't really care they just go where the people go or the money.

SquallLeonhartt
SquallLeonhartt

You're right grillo87! I hope Heavy Rain comes to PC too, Indigo Prophecy was awesome indeed!

grillo87
grillo87

I'm very sad, I only have PC and I was very happy whit this game,because I loved Indigo Prophecy, but the m***s of sony srew it and made it a PS3 exclussive, I hate you Sony!

subzero2k2004
subzero2k2004

That is why they invented the XBOX 360 ELIETE. And everybody don't believe that they are going to create the sequal to the Indigo Prophecy game it aint going to happen. There is no continuation to the previous adventures of Lucas Kane. They credics said that you have to suggest something yourself.

subzero2k2004
subzero2k2004

That is why they invented the XBOX 360 ELIETE. And everybody don't believe that they are going to create the sequal to the Indigo Prophecy game it aint going to happen. There is no continuation to the previous adventures of Lucas Kane. They credics said that you have to suggest something yourself.

Lokar
Lokar

I'm just hoping we get to see Omikron 2. I have a 360, so whatever they come out with for Playstation won't affect me.

acountddd
acountddd

Phoenix2Raven I understand what you're saying but not anybody is so well informed, I had a friend who bought a xbox 360 only to find out all the features were missing like the HD-DVD and support for that super high def reso thing. It's probably all his fault for not looking this stuff up but when it comes down to it once you've bought it and didn't get what you expected it's kind of annoying y'know? I'm planning on buying a PS3 myself though.

Phoenix2Raven
Phoenix2Raven

rarson wrote: The fact of the matter is, PS3 fanboys like to compare the PS3 to the 360 by piling up the options on the 360 to get the "same" experience and show an increased price. But this entirely nullifies the purpose of choice. The 360 is for the smart consumer, who is intelligent enough to realize that maybe he doesn't need all those features and doesn't want to pay for something he doesn't need. ---------- exactly. finally someone that makes some sense. what do i care if all the optional stuff adds up to a total more than the other system if i dont need or plan to buy those optional add ons cause i never wanted them. those price comparisons that makes like no sense. if people got the 360 than they got what they wanted and if people got the ps3 then they got what they wanted. u cannot compare the 2 prices when u hear people complaining about the price cause most likely those people know what they need and dont need and have already thought about it since they were complaining about price i dont think they gonna go out and pay even more by getting the options. n most likely they dont have hd or hdmi compatable tvs cause the adoption rate of hd tvs is really low like 10% in usa. cause dvds work just fine. anyway about the article i hope that the game comes out and that it exeeds the past work. cause they were good games. but then i like adventure games.

Guitargamer1
Guitargamer1

With the PS3's power I think they can make a game 5 times better than indigo prophecy.

A_FITZ
A_FITZ

I think this will be "the one", the one we have all been waiting for. These may be people that will fully take advantage of the PS3's power.

sascha23
sascha23

@ TTDog: No offense, but you obviously don't own a PS3, so don't stress out about defining your points on a PS3 news article. I own both systems and I would kick myself if I missed out on any quality exclusives. Many great games are in the queue for both systems and obviously gamers are going to be excited about them. It does justify a system purchase whether they're out or not. I bought my 360 on launch and only own 4 games on it. Most of what I'm looking for, isn't out yet. Doesn't mean the system isn't worth every penny.

Miggi_Budo
Miggi_Budo

I played Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in the US),and yeah,i liked it...what the hell am i saying...THE GAME ROCKS...its not just an "every-day" adventure,IMO...so this new project could really be interesting...

ParisSun
ParisSun

Indigo Prophecy is a bargain bin game at best. Don't let anyone tell you any different. Good for MS for not doing business with this company. The game was a like playing a semi-interactive cartoon. By the time I was done, I felt like the game played me, instead of me playing the game. The PS3 still needs another top tier exclusive outside of MGS and FF or it's cooked. This is coming from a guy who owns neither a 360 or PS3. I will get a 360 as soon as Mass Effect releases though. Thankfully the 360 is starting to diversify outside of FPS or I wouldn't be purchasing it.

TTDog
TTDog

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rarson
rarson

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TTDog
TTDog

Peoples arguments for why others should buy a certain console are just reasons THEY bought the console and won't apply to everybody else, the same goes for those who list a bunch of unreleased games as being reasons why you should buy that console. If all you bought the console for was to wait 9 months until a bunch of maybe-decent titles are released then you've missed the point of games consoles by a million miles.

rarson
rarson

Physical formats will eventually probably be phased out. Either that, or silicon will be so cheap that everything will come on flash drives. I don't blame the majority of PS3 owners for wanting to convince themselves they really like their consoles. They have to, that's all they're stuck with. They can't afford to have another console experience (well, the Wii is expensive enough for me, though I'm extremely careful of what I spend and typically only buy what I need or reeeally want). The problem is, that's all these arguments are. People think they're making rational arguments for why other people should buy the PS3, but in reality, they're using twisted logic to inflate the worth of the PS3 to make themselves feel more comfortable in their purchase. I know this because I did the exact same thing back in the SNES days when I got jealous of watching Sonic the Hedgehog on a platform I didn't have. My first console was a Pong machine. I'm not new to this. If there's one thing I've learned over the decades, it's that you can't predict a winner. Period. You can't tell that a console is going downhill until it's too late. Plenty of people bought the Dreamcast, Saturn, etc. Of course, if you just worry about having fun with the games that are available, instead of worrying about arguments as to which console is better or which will fail, then you'll probably have a lot more fun with it. I just can't get into HD movies when I'm already satisfied with DVD, the cost of buying new hardware and a whole new library is too high, and the benefits aren't that great.

TTDog
TTDog

@rarson: Exactly, but I know a lot of 360 owners who have said they will pick up a PS3... when its worth the money. Most Xbox (original or 360) owners will have owned a PS1 or PS2 and know that if you own 2 or 3 different consoles you open up a much wider range of games and experiences and are mature enough to accept that. Sony only owners on the other hand can't see beyond their own console and refuse to even consider buying either a Nintendo or Microsoft console, and miss out on some great games through blatant fanboyism, and theres no way you can explain it to them as they're blinded by the Sony fanboy blinkers. Their loss. I can't see the point of the BR/HD format wars too much either, with downloading and Video on Demand getting more popular they may both be redundant in 10 years time anyway.

rarson
rarson

@TTDog: "Dax207983... another fanboy who doesn't realise that the HD-DVD on the 360 isn't needed to play games" See, here's the twisted part of their logic though. Many of those same fanboys will tout Blu-Ray as the winning format, citing specs and sales figures, claiming that HD-DVD won't win. Then they'll turn around and argue that to compete with the PS3, the 360 needs an HD-DVD drive. But why the heck would you buy an HD-DVD drive if you believe it's going to fail? Why would you buy EITHER FORMAT if you want to KNOW that it's going to be around for the next few years? Oops, you don't get the choice with the PS3. Which is fine for me, I don't mind the games coming on Blu-Ray (I just won't buy any movies on the format), except it drives the cost of the console through the roof for something I don't want in the first place. Maybe once the price drops to half it's original value, then I'll start thinking about being a pawn in a dumb format war. The fact of the matter is, PS3 fanboys like to compare the PS3 to the 360 by piling up the options on the 360 to get the "same" experience and show an increased price. But this entirely nullifies the purpose of choice. The 360 is for the smart consumer, who is intelligent enough to realize that maybe he doesn't need all those features and doesn't want to pay for something he doesn't need. But most of all, comparing the consoles in this way is just stupid. The 360 with all the trimmings doesn't play Blu-Ray movies, it doesn't play PS3 games, it doesn't use the Playstation Network, and it doesn't gimp out on rumble to include a lame six-axis function (and the controller just feels better). So even with all those options, you aren't getting the same experience, it's impossible. That's the whole point of having 2 different consoles.

rarson
rarson

The trailer for Heavy Rain last year looked pretty damned impressive. And you could tell it was actually running on some sort of hardware instead of being CGI. To me, it was one of the few PS3 games that actually impressed me (but I'm not convinced at all that it couldn't be done on the 360). So here's hoping that their next game will blow our socks off. And if you think that tools aren't necessary for developers to make good games, you might want to consider the fact that their architecture completely changes every 5 years, and both the PS3 and 360 are significantly more complex and custom than a standard PC. It's not like they're just coding on a new generation of hardware that is compatible with the old stuff. Which is entirely why developers always complain about consoles that are hard to program.

TTDog
TTDog

Dax207983... another fanboy who doesn't realise that the HD-DVD on the 360 isn't needed to play games, just because PS3 owners have no choice but to buy a next gen disk player theres no need to force one onto the cost of the 360 when its entirely optional. I'm sure if you want to make yourself feel less gullible about paying over the odds for a GAMES console without the GAMES part there are better ways to do it that this.

Miracle_Air
Miracle_Air

Aw ****nuts, now I HAVE to buy a PS3 if I wanna play it. ~_~ Whatever it is, it better not be an Indigo Prophecy prequel/sequel... It would be completely unfair if Sony got ahold of it.

Dax207983
Dax207983

A $600 PS3 comes with built in Wi Fi, Blu Ray, and HDMI capabilities, what does the $480 XBox 360 Elite come with, praytell? $200 for an HD-DVD add on, $90 for a Wi-Fi attachment...I'd say the PS3 is a good deal if you realize what you're getting with it. If the price goes down, it may be by $100 at the most, certainly not half, then Sony would just be nuts...

orangebrat
orangebrat

[quote]Yea, with Sony releasing more tools for developers, Sony will take the lead again [/quote] Tools will have nothing to do with it. Developers aren't idiots and don't need more "tools" to make games for the PS3 given they should already have plenty of them (plus there are plenty of free high quality tools out there for the smaller teams). The only way PS3 will have any chance is to come down in price by about half and now instead of later. PS3 is doomed I'm afraid.

vaejas
vaejas

To date, the 10-year-old developer has released two games. Doing better than when I was 10! So yeah, other than the story falling apart at the end, David Cage knows how to craft an experience. "Hannnnnnnng it up! Bow chicka bow chicka.. When you're wrong you got to.. Hannnnnnnng it up! "

mkurts
mkurts

Pity ..... if the game was multi-platform, they would sell so many more copies and earn so much more money.

awesome73
awesome73

Yea, with Sony releasing more tools for developers, Sony will take the lead again :) Wii for kids and it's not about HD at all. xbox is another m$ failure like their Windows ME version, ..etc, and pay $ for their online lame things heh! :P

bigmick07
bigmick07

looks absolutly amazing, but i doubt those are real time but if they were......... Wow.

blackace
blackace

Indigo Prophecy was a decent game. I never played Omikron and don't have any plans to. Heavy Rain should be good, but who knows for sure. The pics look decent enough. I don't think it'll be any better then a game like Alan Wake. This is still good news for the PS3 as they have continued to either lose titles and watch them get delayed for many months. Fatal Inertia's delayed for the PS3 indefinitely. http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=16690

sancezz
sancezz

Nooo. Yet to play Indigo Prophecy, but I always wanted to...Oh well, finally ps3 owners ACTUALLY GET an exclusive.

Ghostin-Dashell
Ghostin-Dashell

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BajenVaNamnet
BajenVaNamnet

Wonderful! Heavy Rain will be a fantastic game, belive me!

surppo
surppo

i love the way 360 fans predict the future i didnt know 360 had a time machine and sack to hang off of lol

wakko19991
wakko19991

so the news is heavy rain or the secret project? or is heavy rain the secret project... no secret, just relase it fugs

soldier1993
soldier1993

Heavy Rain promisses!!! finally good news

Jebril
Jebril

I almost forgot this game it was very controversial because of how realstic the woman looked but how fake her emotion was. I think it was just a bad job of the graphics team that made her face come out fugly.

TribeHasSpoken
TribeHasSpoken

The thing that annoyed me most about Indigo Prophecy was that it was obviously trying very hard to be original, but didn't really succeed. Despite avoiding or altering certain conventions of the adventure genre, it was still fundamentally an adventure game. It's like saying "Let's do a platformer but not to the following things most platformers do". The fact that you used the platformer as your template will always be obvious.

Slash_out
Slash_out

Now if a developer had said that about the 360 this thread would be full of people saying that MS had paid him to say it... double standards much? ---- Well Sony might have paid him to say that, well not that directly but paid his studio to works on the PS3 exclusively, so of course he won't say i want to develops on the wii or x360 :p. But who cares. As long as the game he made were great (Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit were totaly great) he can say whatever he wants.