David Cage has said that the time is now for the games industry to escape its “Peter Pan syndrome.”
Speaking to Gamasutra, the Heavy Rain creator and Quantic Dream co-founder said:
I think we should have more courage in our industry and take more risks, because I think this is what the industry needs now. I mean, how many first person shooters can you make? How many monsters/aliens/zombies can you kill in games? There’s a moment where we need to grow up. We need to grow up.
I often think that the industry suffers of the Peter Pan syndrome. It’s the fact that we don’t want to grow up, so we stay kids. But there is a moment where you need to grow up as an industry. And you cannot keep up with the Peter Pan syndrome. You need to grow. And I think this is the right time.
David Cage is currently working on PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls, which is due for a release sometime during 2013.