Quantic Dream, the studio behind Heavy Rain and the upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond, are working on a PS4 game. That’s according to a URL registration that associates their second work-in-progress title with Sony’s next-gen console, frustratingly still to be announced.
That URL? SingularityPS4.com.
Quantic Dream’s studio head, David Cage, has already said that he’s not hugely interested in the next generation. “To be honest, I’m not that interested in technology or the next generation of consoles,” he said back in May last year.
“If we could continue with PlayStation 3 for another five years it would be fine with me,” he added. “I think the main challenges are on the creative side than on the technical side.”
It looks like things may have changed since then.
Perhaps more interestingly, it’s earlier references to Singularity that might hint at what the PS4 game will be. Kotaku (or, rather, internet sleuth SuperAnnuation) has picked up that Cage previously acknowledged Ray Kurzweil‘s book “The Singularity is Near” as the main influence on the studio’s “Kara” tech demo, shown below.
In addition, although it’s a slightly clunky URL, note that similar domains were registered, by the same company, for Heavy Rain and Beyond. Indeed, Sony have done the same thing with other games: Pain, Heavenly Sword, Starhawk, etc. The URL could also point to what everyone’s thinking: Orbis is just a codename, and the console will be called the PS4.
Interesting developments indeed – whilst we can only guess at what Singularity might be about (and at least one publisher might well object) we can infer that it’ll be something to do with the Kara demo and is almost certainly for next-gen.
In the meantime, why not read our latest Beyond preview.