Looks like Quantic Dream has a fan in Microsoft. Fable designer Peter Molyneux has sung the praises of PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain, saying that it's an indication of the future direction of video games.
At the South by Southwest festival in Texas, Molyneux spoke
about the story-driven game during a one-on-one conversation with writer Frank Rose. He called it "absolutely brilliant - I recommend anyone who wants to start to see the first glimpses of the future of video games to go out and buy it."
"There's no question in my mind that games like Heavy Rain
-- games that have a new fidelity in the way that they present their experiences; obviously made with cinematography and motion capture in mind -- can really show the way forward to a new form of entertainment, which is evolving the story and choices and consequences," he continued.
Molyneux also praised Quantic Dream's use of quick time events in the game, saying that it added an element of drama to the proceedings. Could QTEs see a comeback based on this endorsement? God, we hope not.