Back in February of 2010, Quantic Dreams released Heavy Rain, the one-of-a-kind interactive game that played out more like a blockbuster movie rather than a video game. It captivated audiences with its psychological thriller story and excellent writing from the game’s director and writer, David Cage (who also happens to be Quantic Dreams’ founder and CEO). Quantic Dreams plans on releasing their next game/movie, Beyond:Two Souls, later this year and to no one’s surprise, it’s one of the most anticipated games of this year.
In a recent interview with Shacknews, David Cage says that Beyond:Two Souls will be a much more bigger game than Heavy Rain was, which took place solely in Philadelphia. He stated, “Although it’s mainly based in America, you will explore different locations. You will travel much more. It’s going to be a journey in a physical sense, and an emotional sense”. Beyond:Two Souls places gamers in the journey of Jodie Holmes, played by actress Ellen Page, who has access to supernatural powers through an invisible being whom she refers to as Aiden. Last year’s E3 reveal of the game showed us a trailer, which showed Jodie apparently on the run from the authorities and thanks to Cage’s recent information, it seems this chase will take place all around the world.
David Cage also reminded us that Beyond:Two Souls will be using a brand new engine, not the one used for Heavy Rain. When asked why this was so, he responded that Quantic Dreams was just “crazy” and “want to take risks because [they] enjoy trying to push the envelope”. That sounds good to me!
Are you as psyched about this game as I am?