During a recent Sony press event, Anthony had the chance to check out some upcoming PS3 exclusive titles in the form of God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us, but, unfortunately, not Beyond: Two Souls. Despite this absence, the game is most definitely still on track for a 2013 release on PlayStation 3, with David Cage, founder of Quantic Dream, telling Polygon in a recent interview that development is nearing its conclusion and they hope to have an internal beta playable soon.
As for specifics about Beyond: Two Souls, David said that it will be “quite different” from Heavy Rain , with no QTEs appearing in the game, opting for new gameplay mechanics instead that will “play more in line with what gamers expect” from a modern action-adventure title.
Sticking with Heavy Rain, he talked about why he didn’t just create a direct sequel:
I make games because I want to discover. So [with] each game, I take risks. It would have been a very easy decision for me to make Heavy Rain 2; same game, different story, different characters and here you go. It probably would have sold more copies then than Heavy Rain, but I’m in this industry because I’m passionate and fascinated by it … I just want to experiment.
So expect something quite different with Beyond … and after Beyond.
Would you have liked to see Heavy Rain 2? Are you glad that Beyond won’t feature QTEs? Let us know in the comments below.