So, there I was at the BAFTAs last night, and who did I bump into but Quantic Dream's David Cage, obviously happy about how well Heavy Rain had done. I asked him the following question:
"Whatís next for you? Will you continue to try and push the barriers of interactive storytelling or build more bridges in other genres?"
And boy, did he let rip:
"We want to build on what we have discovered with Heavy Rain.
"We created the genre. We own the genre, and we want to show that Heavy Rain was not a coincidence or a lucky shot - that it was really something that makes sense and that we can build on.
"But at the same time I didnít want to make a sequel. I made that very clear before knowing whether the game would be a success or a failure, because I want to show that itís really a genre. Which means that you can use a similar drama to tell any type of story in any genre and in any style.
"So, we are going to explore different directions. Still very dark, still for adults, but completely different from Heavy Rain. We want to satisfy our fans, but we want to surprise them too. Thatís our challenge."