Games Industry Needs to “Grow up”, Says David Cage

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.