Heavy Rain Not Meant For “Tabloids Or Censorship”

David Cage, the mastermind behind Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain, insists he didn’t write the PlayStation 3 murder mystery thriller for the media or censorship.

Discussing the exclusive with the Official PlayStation Magazine UK, David Cage has a said a project like Heavy Rain isn’t meant for the Tabloids:

When you write something or you develop a project like Heavy Rain, you don’t write for tabloids. You don’t wonder what censorship will think of it, because otherwise you’d never do anything.

Cage also defends the explicit and violent scenes in Heavy Rain, recently detailed by ESBR:

The game is not shocking for the sake of being shocking. There are some impressive scenes later in the game, but there’s never sex for the sake of sex or gore for the sake of gore. Nothing is gratuitous, and I think that everything supports the narrative and the emotional immersion of the player

The Origami Killer will be arriving on February 23 in the US, and February 26 in the UK. The demo’s date has also been confirmed.