Any hope of Heavy Rain squeezing in by the end of the year is all but gone now. Co-CEO of Quantic Dream Guillaume de Fondaumiere, the developers behind Heavy Rain, indicated that his studio thought it was best if they delayed the game t0 2010, and they firmly “believe this is the right time”.
“Purely from my perspective, most publishers today realise that it’s not ideal to release a new IP or a new genre just before Christmas.
It’s a very crowded place to be, and certain games need more space to live their life. Everybody at [work] on the project, both at Quantic and Sony, believe this is the right time.”
Fondaumiere did not give any word as to when the game might ship in 2010. And as you may remember, Killzone 2 was pushed back several months in order avoid a crowded holiday season. Is this the right move on Quantic Dream’s part? Post your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below.