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Heavy Rain Creator: "We Own The Genre"

Here we go again.

Speaking to SPOnG this week, Heavy Rain creator David Cage has made some rather impressive claims.

“What’s next for you?” he was asked during Wednesday night’s BAFTAs. “Will you continue [to] try [to] push barriers of interactive storytelling or build more bridges in other genres?”

“We created the genre,” Cage replied. “We own the genre.”

Bold claims, Mr Cage.  Are they true?

“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,” he said.

He goes on to say that he is “exploring different directions” and the next game of his will be “very dark, for adults” but “completely different” from Heavy Rain.

Let’s hope the first five minutes of his next game aren’t quite as dull.

Source: SPOnG, via GAF.

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21 Comments
  1. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Fahrenheit – EPIC
    Heavy Rain – EPIC-ER
    Next Chapter – CAN.NOT.WAIT!

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 09:17.
    • Apnomis
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      I concur.

      Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 11:07.
      • quinkill
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        here-here. They really did establish this genre, at least in this console generation.

        Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 12:03.
    • UKZ-N3M1515
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Fahrenheit has to be the most interesting game ive played, i still havent picked heavy rain up though :(

      Comment posted on 19/03/2011 at 20:34.
  2. jayjay119
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I wouldn’t say it was an impressive claim, so much as a true one. Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain are really the only two games in this genre that they themselves created, so yeah.

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 09:18.
    • hunterstryfe
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      I can remember how Night Trap on Mega CD started out similar (for the time anyway)

      Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 09:32.
      • deadwelsh
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Dont forget Road Avenger on megaCD too. They hardly created the genre, and correct me if i am wrong but i think dragons lair has been doing it for decades?

        Fair enough there is nothing else like Heavy rain out there at the mo in terms of gameplay and story, but i am interested to see how LA Noire pans out storywise.

        Bold claims indeed but they deserve their success and i cannot wait for the next game

        Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 11:52.
  3. rht992
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    well i’m inclined to agree with the smug so and so. can’t wait to see what he has planned

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 10:33.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    There’s only one thing worse than being smug – being smug and right :)

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 11:19.
  5. Mickey2010
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    My Fav PS3 Game-Heavy Rain
    My Fav PS2 Game-Fahrenheit
    I love david cage like george michael like’s penis.

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 11:38.
    • gaffers101
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Wouldn’t have put it quite like that but I do agree.

      Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 12:10.
      • jayjay119
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        That’s exactly how I would have put it. I like of bit of Crudeness on a Friday.

        Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 12:29.
      • Foxhound_Solid
        Is a smart cookie.
        Since: Dec 2009

        Think he like playing QD games in public lav’s….

        **shudders**

        Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 14:18.
    • FrusciantesGhost
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      So that’s why he’s so desperate to be sent to jail.. Don’t forget your soap, George!

      Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 13:48.
    • Foxhound_Solid
      Is a smart cookie.
      Since: Dec 2009

      Mickey2010 – Funny as Eff lol

      Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 14:17.
  6. Severn2j
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    As a great man once said “Great kid, don’t get cocky”.. Also, I think Dragons Lair created the genre, although Fahrenheit, et al did expand on it greatly, so I’ll give him that.

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 12:46.
  7. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    I made a sandwich for my lunch today. It is unlike any sandwich I have ever made, but I can’t claim created the sandwich.

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 12:50.
  8. Smallville2106
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Interested to see what they come up with next.

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 14:05.
  9. Mathematicool
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    I definitely think the next game they make will be great.

    Comment posted on 18/03/2011 at 14:14.
  10. Elliot
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    sounds like someone’s got something against cage… or heavy rain. saw this quote on another site, the title was “next quantum dream’s project ‘completely different to heavy rain’”. and nice plug ;-). xx

    Comment posted on 20/03/2011 at 08:50.

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