Since the completion of Heavy Rain, a lot of speculation surrounding Quantic Dream’s next project has been circulating the web, and if a recent trademark filed by Sony is any indication, it looks like fans of the developer may have at least a name to be excited about.
The trademark for the name Infraworld was interestingly enough the same name of an older project of Quantic Dream’s that was cancelled some time ago. Now that Sony has filed for the name, there’s reason to believe that the Heavy Rain developer is planning on resurrecting the project. In fact, fans of the developer may recall an Easter egg in Heavy Rain where an Infraworld poster can be seen on a store window. If you missed it, check it out in the clip below.
Quantic Dream’s David Cage has spoken out on the team’s plans for the future, including an interest in tackling the first person shooter genre.
I want to create a genre. I want to convince more people that [emotional gaming] is a valid direction for the industry; to show them that this was not just one product, one story. It’s a format that can be used to tell any kind of story in any genre with any tone. I would really like the opportunity to work on a different type of game. I would love to see if what we discovered could be applied to a first-person shooter, for example.
Regardless of what direction Quantic Dream decides to go, one thing is certain, their next project is sure to once again reinvent the way stories are told within games.