Quantic Dream Done with Exclusives, Might Start Publishing

Quantic Dream Done with Exclusives, Might Start Publishing

They're still kind of exclusive, though.

pocru by pocru on Aug 14, 2019 @ 02:41 AM (Staff Bios)
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Quantic Dream is knowing for a few things – being very different, being very pretentious, maybe having a culture of endemic sexism? But they’re also known for working mostly with Sony and the PlayStation. While many of their games have found their way to the PC in recent years, that was a long time coming: everything from the famous Heavy Rain to Beyond: Two Souls and even as recently as Detroit were exclusive to the PS3 and PS4 for many, many years. Which was always a little strange, since it’s not as if Sony actually owned Quantic Dream or anything.

Anyway. In a recent interview with DualShockers, company head and certified not-sexist person David Cage (who’s worked with Ellen Page guys) made it clear that with their new deal with Epic Games (who are the ones selling their games on PC), Quantic Dream is done with exclusive deals… maybe.
 

"Quantic Dream is not exclusive to any platform anymore. So yes, unless there are some specific exclusivity deals on a title-by-title basis, all our games will be released on all platforms at launch."


Considering the snail’s pace that they generally release games, though, this statement is pretty non-committal. But as an aspirational goal, sure, it’s fine.

He didn’t just announce that, though. He also revealed he intends for his company to become, and this is a direct quote, “a ’boutique’ publisher'”. That means, specifically, that they’re going to be backing ambitious original projects in an “ethical” way to ensure people retain ownership and get fair deals. Which, to be fair and balanced, would be a fantastic thing if it turned out that way. I think we can all agree that the only thing wrong with David Cage’s vision is that he’s the guy in charge of bringing it to life. Take his ideals and help them back an actually competent game designer? We could see magic happen.

So good news all around, I guess.

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