David Cage: 'I make games by passion'

Quantic Dream head says he doesn't make games for the money; "I want to share something."


Beyond: Two Souls

Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls studio head David Cage isn't making games for the money. He's making games because he feels he has something to share with players.

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"I put a lot of myself in the games we make," Cage told VG247 in a new interview. "I don't do work for hire. I don't make games to make money. I make games by passion, because I want to share something, because I have something to tell."

Cage explained that he never considered making a Heavy Rain sequel and thanked Sony for never asking for it, even though the original made the company $100 million.

Also in the interview, Cage revealed some of the inspiration for upcoming psychological thriller Beyond: Two Souls. He said that while Heavy Rain was based in part on the trials of his own fatherhood, Beyond: Two Souls is more about death and life after death.

"It was really me being confronted with death. I lost someone I felt close to, and I wanted to write something about that," he said. "It's about changing, it’s about accepting who you are, it's about confronting your fears. And it’s about what’s after death."

Beyond: Two Souls launches October 8 exclusively on PlayStation 3.

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