David Cage ‘Disappointed’ Over Heavy Rain Chronicles Cancelation

July 2, 2010Written by Thomas Williams

If you missed it during the craze that was known as E3 2010, it was revealed by Guillame de Fondaumière of Quantic Dream that the Heavy Rain Chronicles DLC had been put on indefinite hold so that the team at Quantic Dreams could focus on adding PlayStation Move support to the title. Fans of the Quantic Dream’s fantastic game were disappointed. David Cage, Creator and Director of Heavy Rain, has let it be known that you’re not alone and that he wasn’t too happy about the decision.

Talking with NowGamer, David Cage refuted that the DLC had been put on the back burner and even talked about what we won’t be playing anytime soon.

We proposed three episodes about one hour long and being focused on the background of the main characters. I thought fans would really enjoy these episodes because they explained many aspects of HR and why characters are who they are.

But David didn’t stop there. It seems that the team was ready to move on from Heavy Rain (Which means the HRC DLC could have been scrapped anyway) and on to new projects. David was still disappointed for fans of his newest series.

Unfortunately, Sony preferred to ask us to focus on Move to support the device rather than on creating new content. On our side, we did not want to spend more time on HR, which would have meant delaying new projects. This is a decision I can understand, and I am certainly happy we had the opportunity to play with this device and to support it, although I am certainly disappointed for fans we could not finish the story of HR the way we intended.

While I did happen to get some hands-on with Heavy Rain Move demo at E3 and enjoy what I played, I would rather have the other three Heavy Rain Chronicle episodes, as you can tell from our Heavy Rain Review, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle enjoyed Heavy Rain enough to give it a 9 out of 10 when it hit earlier this year. Seriously, if you’ve been waiting to give the game a chance, now’s your time.

With rumors of David Cage’s next game being called ‘Horizon’ which could possibly be set in a sci-fi environment, perhaps it’s best if Mr. Cage and the team at Quantic Dream finish the move edition of Heavy Rain and more forth. If it’s as good as his past two games, Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain, then you better believe PlayStation LifeStyle will let you know all about.