Heavy Rain Developer Believes Game Can Still Sell Despite Packed Release Window

November 2, 2009 Written by Sebastian Moss

In July it was announced that the highly anticipated Heavy Rain would be delayed past Christmas into the next year, as “it’s not ideal to release a new IP or a new genre just before Christmas”. Guillaume de Fondaumiere stated that “it’s a very crowded place to be, and certain games need more space to live their life.” However, since the delay numerous games, such as MAG, Bioshock 2 and Alpha Protocol, would all be releasing in early 2010. At this year’s Eurogamer Expo in London PlayStation LifeStyle asked David Cage, Quantic Dream’s CEO, and writer and director of Heavy Rain, about his views on the packed release window.

The writer and director replied:

“It seems that many people had the same idea, and it seemed the right spot was definitely Christmas.

Lightening the mood the French developer quipped:

But yeah, well, we got some competition out the way, some games are going to be released at Christmas, I heard.

Referring to Heavy Rain Cage continued:

“But, yeah, you know, if the game is good I think it’s going to sell anyway, so it’s up to us, and we are in this type of strange situation where we try to create our own genre, so we can’t say we really have competition as such, in the same category of game, so we believe it is an interesting position.”

To view the entire uncut interview with David Cage go here.

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