Heavy Rain Creator: “We Own The Genre”

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.



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

    • I concur.

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

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

  2. 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.

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

      • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    • Mickey2010 – Funny as Eff lol

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Interested to see what they come up with next.

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

  10. 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

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